Registration – EUSPR 2018

Closing date for online registration is 17 October 2018. Early-bird rates have now ended

Full joining instructions will be emailed after the registration closing date. The link to our online payment and registration service (Eventbrite) is at the bottom of this page

Registration is open to any qualified worker in a discipline relevant to prevention, including all European and international researchers, professionals, practitioners, policy makers and students.

How to Register and Pay
Brief registration instructions (full details further below)

  • Register for the conference and pay the appropriate fee in €. The Eventbrite page includes the options of paying online by credit card or being invoiced. If you wish to pay by direct bank transfer then choose the invoice option on Eventbrite and see further instructions here (opens in new tab)
  • Payment options also include EUSPR membership for 2018 and/or 2019, depending upon your current membership status.
  • If you are a student or senior/retiree, please email us with confirmation of your status before you register.
  • If you request an invoice then you can only pay by bank transfer.

Full registration information

  • Delegates can make multiple purchases per order. If purchasing multiple tickets for one participant please use the “Copy data from:” option to copy registration details from another ticket.
  • Please check back soon on how to book for our pre-conference events.
  • Registrants will receive an automated email from Eventbrite which will outline their fees, registration options and pre-conference events. It will also include our bank details if you wish to pay by transfer. You will be sent a separate email (within 5 working days) to confirm your registration was successful. Delegates who join or renew their membership of the EUSPR will receive a further email to confirm their membership status.
  • Your application will not be processed unless the correct registration fee is received and/or you meet the eligibility requirements for reduced rates.

Conference Fees

The EUSPR is a not-for-profit organisation. Conference fees are used to cover the costs of convening the conference, and any surplus is used for administrative activities in the following year. Fees reflect the relative cost of holding a conference in the host city and have been kept at a minimum in order to encourage attendance from a wide variety of countries and professional backgrounds.

Joint Conference and EUSPR Membership

All registration fees will include free EUSPR membership for 2019, and there is also the option to join or renew your membership for 2018 as well when you register for the conference (if you have not done so already). Please note that you will still have to fulfill membership eligibility criteria.

Please identify the correct fee level here (i.e Level A,B,C etc.) before ordering your conference ticket, as price is based upon your country of employment, and/or student or retiree/senior status.

Main Conference

The main conference is held between 24– 26 October 2018. Pre-conference events take place on the 24 October. The formal conference opening will take place at Lisbon City Hall at 1730 on 24 October

Early bird fees (NOW ENDED) – Level A & B countries

  • € 170 – EUSPR Members (including 2019 membership)
  • € 255 (Level A); € 215 (Level B) – Full renewal (including 2018 and 2019 membership)
  • € 220 – Non-members of the EUSPR (including 2019 membership)

Early bird fees (NOW ENDED) – Level C countries, students, retirees/seniors

  • € 75 – EUSPR Members (including 2019 membership)
  • € 105 – Full renewal (including 2018 and 2019 membership)
  • € 125 – Non-members of the EUSPR (including 2019 membership)

 Full fees (from  22 September 2018)

– Non-discounted fees: Level A & B countries, and non-members

  • € 195 – EUSPR Members (including 2019 membership)
  • € 280 (Level A); € 240 (Level B) – Full renewal (including 2018 and 2019 membership)
  • € 245 – Non-members of the EUSPR (including 2019 membership)

– Discounted fees: Level C countries, students, retirees/seniors

  • € 100 – EUSPR Members (including 2019 membership)
  • € 130 – Full renewal (including 2018 and 2019 membership)
  • € 150 – Non-members of the EUSPR (including 2019 membership)

Students & seniors/retirees

If you are a student with an accredited University or other Institution then please email us, before registering, a scanned copy/photo of your valid student ID so that we can confirm your eligibility for a reduced student rate. If you are a senior/retiree then please email us, before registering.

Pre-conference Events

The pre-conference events are held on 24 October 2018.

Social Events

There will be an optional conference meal for delegates to attend. Details will be publicised at a later date

Visa Requests

Please allow plenty of time to request a letter to support your visa application. NB we adhere to international good practice with respect to visas in supporting colleagues to attend scientific conferences. Unfortunately, in keeping with most international conference organisers, we do get some fraudulent requests for support each year. Therefore, we hope that you understand that we will only provide a letter of support that accurately describes your particpation. For example, we will state that your work has been accepted for a parallel session or that you have registered and paid your fees, but we will not write that we have specifically invited you to attend or present as that is only reserved for our keynote plenary speakers. Please also note that we will take our own steps to ascertain your prevention credentials.

If you need a travel visa to Portugal, we will be happy to issue an invitation letter to support your visa application, in accordance with good practice outlined above.
Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been completed.
Invitation letters will be sent by e-mail.

In order to request an invitation letter, just e-mail us with the following information:

  • a good-quality scan of your passport (.pdf or image format)
  • surname/family name and given names, exactly as they appear in your passport
  • contacts: e-mail, phone number
  • affiliation/organisation: name, address, country, the position you hold/occupy, website
  • any additional information you may think is relevant to your application


Please contact us if you need to cancel your registration.

  • We cannot refund any bank charges incurred by any payments or refunds.
  • Requests received by 17th October 2018 will be refunded in full (registration fee and Eventbrite fees).
  • Requests received after 17th October 2018 will be refunded only in exceptional circumstances.

*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BANK CHARGES: In some cases banks may deduct a transfer fee from the instructed amount, for example if your account is not in Euro or if your country is not part of the EU. Please consider these charges when initiating a bank transfer to ensure that the correct amount enters our bank account. Therefore, if your bank account is not in Euro or if your country is not part of the EU (or you have any other reason to believe that bank charges may occur), please contact your bank to find out about applicable charges. Please note that your application will not be processed unless the correct amount is received in the Society bank account.***

Eventbrite - 9th EUSPR conference, Lisbon

European Drugs Summer School, 27 June-8 July

2016 edition of the ‘Summer school on illicit drugs Europe’ will take place from 27 June-8 July 2016. Two-week summer school in Lisbon on the drugs problem in Europe and beyond involving Scientific Experts from the EMCDDA and guest lecturers from European Universities. See the EMCDDA website for further details.

Registration: 2nd phase (Full rate) | 16 March – 30 May  | Notification of acceptance on 6 June 2016

UCL Centre for Behaviour Change Job Vacancies

Centre for Behaviour Change and the Health Psychology Research Group are looking for four Research Associates to join the team

Research Associate in Health Psychology

An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic Research Associate to lead the behavioural science input to the newly formed Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) tasked with evaluation of interventions. The post holder will contribute to and lead on a range of projects addressing the design and evaluation of health protection interventions – such as how to communicate with patients and GPs to reduce antibiotic prescribing. The post will require proactive engagement with senior researchers to identify opportunities for behavioural science input and the capacity to provide leadership for initiating, conducting and reporting the work in collaboration with multidisciplinary research teams and service providers.

This post is funded for 2.5 years in the first instance and is expected to start towards the end of June.

For more details and to apply:

Closing date for applications is 30 March 2016

Research Associate in Behaviour Change

An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic researcher to work on a large collaborative research project investigating privacy, trust, and security of the internet of things. The post is part of an EPSRC research hub on the Internet of Things (IoT) involving experts from social sciences, computer sciences, and engineering. This successful candidate will explore topics such as the use of models of behaviour to build an understanding of facilitators and barriers of cybersecurity in the home and the corporate environment. The project will further build on behaviour change theory and evidence to inform development of interventions and communications to improve cyber-hygiene.

The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

For more details and to apply:

Closing date for applications is 30 March 2016

Research Associate in Health Psychology – two posts

Centre for Behaviour Change and the Health Psychology Research Group are looking for two Research Associates in Health Psychology to join the team

Two openings exist for an experienced and enthusiastic Research Associate to lead the behavioural science input to the five year programme of research, ‘Developing and trialling the DAFNEplus (Dose for Adjustment for Normal Eating) intervention: A lifelong approach to promote effective self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes’.  Funded by the NIHR, this multi-site research programme is led by Professor Simon Heller in Sheffield with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and educators. The posts will be with Prof Susan Michie who will lead the behavioural science stream of the work.

One  post is funded for 36 months and the other for 34 months in the first instance.

Closing date for applications is 17 March 2016

For more details and to apply:

Blog of the Early Careers Forum of EUSPR – Updated 20/01/2017

20/01/2017 Update

Do GPs want or need formal support following a patient suicide?

Our first article for this year is already online – it comes from Pooja Saini, a researcher and Chartered Psychologist at the University of Liverpool, currently involved in suicide prevention research. In this blog post, Pooja shares her research and describes what role GPs and Primary Care providers can play in suicide prevention. Additionally, her research highlights the opposite effect: the effect patient suicide has on GPs.

You can find Pooja’s blog at

As always, please do comment underneath the blog & feel free to share in your networks. Thanks very much Pooja for telling us more about your research!

Contributions to NIGHTS 2013 is now open!

 nights2013The Nightlife Em-powerment and Well Being Implementation Project are happy to announce that the submission of contributions to NIGHTS 2013 is now officially open!

NIGHTS 2013. Health, pleasure and communities, is a first International Conference derived from the “Nightlife Em-powerment and Well Being Implementation Project (NEWIP –” supported by the European Agency for Health and Consumer (EAHC).

The idea of this conference is to gather in a single event nightlife stakeholders such as scientists, health professionals, volunteers, peer workers, club owners, public body representatives, party organizers and partygoers. The goal is to offer them a positive environment to share information about recent methods to improve the quality of the nightlife scene and the public well-being.

The submission of proposals is now open, for further details please see the website, or the flyer.

Visit the websiteDownload the flyer and programme

Third EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, 6-7 December 2012, Kraków, Poland

EUSPR Conference 2012 – 6 & 7 December 2012 in Krakow, Poland!

“Common risk and protective factors, and the prevention of multiple risk behaviours”

Several health related behaviours share common risk factors and comprehensive programmes could be effective by addressing them together.

Health services have tended to overlook the potential for prevention to intervene between the emergence of problems or vulnerabilities early in life and manifestations, for example, violence and aggression, criminality, risky sexual behaviour, obesity, mental health illness and substance use related problems later in life.

The 3rd EUSPR conference focused on the identification of such common factors implicated in several risk behaviours, and on the beneficial effects that prevention programmes or policies can have on multiple outcomes.

Programme Conference booklet Flyer

In a time where European prevention funding is being reduced, or is increasingly being merged into other more general health and wellbeing streams, the conference highlighted the importance of prevention work and promoted research on interventions with multiple behavioural and mental health outcomes.

Participants submitted papers on the conference theme. These included, but are not limited to epidemiological and aetiological research, studies evaluating the effectiveness of interventions or policies with multiple outcomes (e.g. substance use, eating habits, social and sexual behaviour, mental health as well as physical activity), or practice experiences carried out in specific populations.

The objective of the conference was to allow the drafting of a road-map for future international collaborative research, and to provide guidance to practitioners and policy makers about viable strategies at the Public Health level.

We held a special guided poster session as part of Day 1. There were prizes for the best poster including one year’s free Society membership and free conference fees for next year’s conference. Awarded presenters were invited to present and discuss their work to all conference delegates in a special session at the end of Day 2.

Krak%C3%B3w-2012-12-06_0011EUSPR Members can download the Plenary speaker presentations and the winning posters from the poster competition at the following links:

Plenary Presentations Poster Competition Winners

Photograph – Prof Zimmerman’s talk on ‘Adolescent Resiliency: Applications of Theory and Research’

Members’ Meeting Papers

The Minutes and Agenda for the Members’ Meeting can be downloaded by EUSPR Members at the following link:

Members’ Meeting

Note to attendants: Perhaps you attended our Kraków conference but are not yet a member of the EUSPR. If so, we would encourage you to register as a member. Registration will ensure that, amongst other benefits, you receive our latest announcements and access to the conference presentations from all EUSPR conferences (please see each conference page for details of the presentations that are available for Members to download)

We would like to thank all participants as well as the conference sponsors, and the Mayor of the city of Kraków, Jacek Majchrowski, for their support.

The conference was kindly sponsored by the Polish State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA), the Krakow Municipal Centre for Prevention of Addictions, Europe against Drugs (EURAD), and The European Commission’s Drug Prevention and Information Programme 2012.

Polish State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA)Krakow Municipal Centre for Prevention of AddictionsEurope against Drugs (EURAD)EUThe conference

proceeded under the patronage of the Mayor of the city of Kraków, Jacek Majchrowski


Guidelines and recommendations for school-based prevention in Slovenia


Institute for Research and Development “Utrip” has published the guidelines and recommendations as part of the “Pilot implementation of the European prevention programme EU-Dap in a school year 2010/2011 in the Republic of Slovenia” (is financially supported by a grant from Switzerland under the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union).

Download PDF for more details

Over the past 25 years there has been a significant focus on the need to address young people’s health and behaviour as a major and necessary part of the school curriculum. There has been increasing concern about young people’s behaviour with respect to a range of health related behaviours including drugs, incorporating legal substances such as tobacco and alcohol; the issue of HIV/AIDS and the related issues of sexual behaviour; increasing concern over eating habits and related health issues; and there is a growing concern about the physical, mental and social well-being of the young person and how the school has a role to ensure a positive outcome in this respect. The school has been asked to rethink this part of their provision as it strives to provide an education that responds to the Rights of the Child in providing a comprehensive education that promotes the whole person including their physical, social and mental health and well-being.