The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) promotes the development of prevention science, and its application to practice so as to promote human health and well-being through high quality research, evidence based interventions, policies and practices.
The National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC) edited a representative statement answering “What is Prevention Science”, to reflect the current thinking in the field. It had been endorsed by EUSPR as by many other organisations. Recently NPSC suggested a subtle change which we also endorsed, content with this much needed nuance. Specifically, rather than referring to substance misuse or abuse, we are using the convention, Substance Use Disorder (SUD), which subsumes all aspects of substance use that are problematic.
EUSPR invites its members to post this statement on your website to ensure that we are all uniformly representing the essence and value of prevention science.
Culture of Prevention, a difficult concept to define but important to protect Public Health. If we have learned nothing else from COVID, prevention should be paramount. Springer recently sent a table of contents alert for Prevention Science Volume 22, Issue 1, now available online. It contains a Special Section: Promoting a Culture of Prevention: An International Perspective.
Follow this link: Volume 22, Issue 1 . Additionally you can go to the APSI Int’l website https://www.apsintl.org/previous-talks-recordings to hear comments of Craig PoVey and Claudia Zundel on the topic.
Prevention – Between Ethics and Effectiveness We are pleased to announce that the 12th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place on September 29th – October 1st, 2021, in Tallinn, Estonia. The main conference takes place on the September 30th and October 1st, and pre-conference workshops will take place on the September 29th. […]
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED! Our theme this year is ‘Make prevention science relevant for all: co-production and impact’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on reducing the gap between science and practice in prevention, understanding co-production and the role of policy makers, practitioners, communities and researchers to develop efficacious, sustainable and cost-effectiveness prevention interventions in practice. We invite you to prepare and submit abstracts on the conference theme, but also welcome submissions on all prevention science related topics, including discussion papers, and theoretical and methodological developments.
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.
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.
For workshop registration, please visit our Ex Ordo page: EUSPR 2020 Pre-conference workshops registration. Workshop 1: Involving members of the public in the design and conduct of research: developing Public Involvement in Prevention Science (Early Career Workshop) Jeremy Segrott This workshop explores how researchers can involve members of the public in the design and conduct of Prevention […]
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 […]
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.
The Initiative for Science in Europe calls for support of their Europe-wide petition to ask for a sensible investment in Research, Education, and Innovation. There is a meeting ahead of the EU Council on February 20 with the Multiannual Financial Framework on the agenda. News from many Member States hint that the contribution will shrink […]
A new Board was elected and announced during the 10th EUSPR Members’ Meeting held on 17th September 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. The Board will cover the term 2019-2022. For details on the current EUSPR Board of Directors please see the following link: About the EUSPR
We are pleased to announce that the 11th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place on October 7-9, 2020, in Lisbon, Portugal. The main conference takes place on the 8th and 9th, and pre-conference activities will take place on the 7th. Early-bird registration will open on Friday 6th March, and registration will close on […]