2021 EUSPR Pre-conference workshops

For workshop registration, please visit our Ex Ordo website.  Workshop 1: Unplugged – Wednesday, 29th September, 9:00 – 10:30 CEST Presenters: Annemie Coone and Johan Jongbloet The workshop is aimed at experienced school prevention trainers from the EU-Dap Faculty network focusing on the implementation of online Unplugged activities for teachers. We also open up to […]

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Save the date: 12th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, 29th September – 1st October, 2021, Online

Prevention in a COVID Recovery Society We are pleased to announce that the 12th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place online on 30th September – 1st October 2021, with workshops scheduled for the 29th September. The theme this year is ‘Prevention in a COVID Recovery Society’ and the conference will discuss the challenges […]

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Position paper of the European Society for Prevention Research on the Icelandic model

European prevention researchers critical about hype on the Icelandic model for youth alcohol use reduction

Prevention decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers are enthusiastic about the alcohol and other drug use reduction strategy showing high success rates for youth in communities in Iceland. The Icelandic model has been broadly and commercially marketed and disseminated. Although it is a promising model, The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) does not recommend to copy-paste, but to use it wisely, just like other scarce prevention resources. You cannot implant this model in communities that do not have Iceland’s particular and specific characteristics. And, you have to be cautious with broad and commercial dissemination of a model tested in one single country. 

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Position of the European Society for Prevention Research on ineffective and potentially harmful approaches in substance use prevention

Prevention methods using shock tactics are proven to be ineffective. Nevertheless, strategies based on predominantly providing information about the dangers of substance use are widespread in Europe. The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) is concerned about those so-called prevention strategies. It calls on decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers to use scientific proof of effectiveness as a criterion for exposing our youth to prevention methods and not to spend public money on rather commercial offers, since there are better and less expensive alternatives.

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  • methodology development,
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Keeping in touch despite COVID-19: How did we feel each other’s presence all along?

28 September 2021 | In this two-part blog, Nathan Beltrand (BRAPEP) and Samuel Tomczyk (EUSPR) share their thoughts and thoughts of esteemed colleagues on communication via digital media and invite you to participate and build a strong foundation for future communication with early career … Continue reading

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Harm Reduction in Schools. Why Not?

30 November 2020 | In this article, Jose López-Guerrero and Claudio Vidal Giné from ABD – Energy Control (Spain) provide their opinions on harm reduction programmes within the school setting.  It seems like a century ago, but the last Harm Reduction International Conference, held … Continue reading

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The public health impact of Covid-19 beyond infection

23 September 2020 | In this article, Professor Maria Rosaria Galanti from Karolinska Institute provides her opinion on the adverse consequences of Covid-19.  Everyone knows what a pandemic is, but few of us have been witnessing one like that caused by the SARS -COV-2 … Continue reading

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A European prevention registry? Xchange: the story of a fruitful EMCDDA & EUSPR collaboration

30 June 2020 | In this blog article, Charlotte De Kock, researcher at Ghent University (Belgium) and member of the Xchange Prevention Registry is presenting the story of this unique European registry of evidence-based prevention interventions. It’s been two years now since I’m involved … Continue reading

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Volunteer and healthy ageing: the case of mentoring disadvantaged youth

26 April 2020 | In this blog, Dr. Giovanni Aresi and Dr. Raven H. Weaver will discuss the societal benefits of volunteering among older adults, specifically reflecting on being a mentor for disadvantaged youth. Although mentoring has been considered as a positive youth development … Continue reading

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COVID-19: the global pan(dem)ic and reflections on a prevention science response

7 April 2020 | Currently, the COVID-19 outbreak is having a firm grip on the global population. To restrict further spread and increase preventive measures across the population, prevention science is called upon to complement medical actions. Being an interdisciplinary research field, prevention science … Continue reading

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