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11th EUSPR Conference update: virtual open format and abstract submission extended

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the 11th EUSPR Conference will be presented for in a virtual and open format and the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until July 31 2020. Abstract proposals may be submitted through the Ex Ordo online platform (https://euspr2020.exordo.com/registration). Although different formats are available, we encourage presenters to select poster or oral poster presentations. All proposals […]

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The Eleventh EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will be online!

The EUSPR Board has decided to move its Eleventh Conference and Members’ Meeting and Workshops to an online event. The face to face event scheduled October 7th -9th 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal is cancelled. The decision is taken due to the yet uncertain impact of the corona regulations on international travel and gatherings. The Conference Committee is working on a series of online meetings, webinars, and other virtual scientific activities during the conference week and will publish information in the first week of July 2020.

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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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EUSPR Early Careers Forum
  • Researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who entered the prevention field within the last 8 years
  • Current students of a prevention-related discipline at Masters or doctoral level
  • Senior colleagues interested to support early-career activities

Cornerstones of this advancement are:

  • cross-disciplinary networks of scientists,
  • policy makers and practitioners,
  • methodology development,
  • promotion of higher education and
  • career development in prevention and implementation research.

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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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How do we become scientists? A tale on abduction

19 January 2020 | Maria Rosaria Galanti is Professor in Public Health Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. In this article, she provides an interesting opinion on the intellectual qualities of scientists. Are there good and bad scientists? Read on to find out Professor’s … Continue reading

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Impressions of the EUSPR 2019 Conference by the Early Career Forum

21 November 2019 | This year, the 10th conference and Members’ Meeting of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) was held in Ghent, Belgium from September 16th to 18th. Overall, it was a wonderful conference in a timeless venue, with lovely weather, good … Continue reading

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Responding to complex needs of young people who access substance use services in the criminal justice system

23 September 2019 | In this blog, Dr Helen Gleeson offers interesting insights on the needs of young people with a have a history of substance use who come into contact with the criminal justice system in the UK. Curious? Read on. In the … Continue reading

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