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.
This year we have 3 workshops available in the morning session (9:30-12:30) and 2 workshops in the afternoon (13:30-16:30). *The workshops require a minimum of 10 participants* For workshop registration, please visit our Eventbrite page: EUSPR 2019 Post-conference workshop registration. Closing date for online registration is 8 September 2019. Post-conference workshops will take place at the Royal Academy of […]
On the following pages, you will find the candidate statements for the elections for the EUSPR Board 2019-2022. Please click on the relevant roles to read these. The election results will be announced at the 2019 Members Meeting. Selection will be via electronic voting which will take place between 08/07/19 and 07/08/19. A reminder of the process can be […]
Early bird registration deadline has been extended! Closing date for online registration is 8 September 2019. Early-bird fees are available until 15 July 2019. 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 […]
EUSPR 2019 is being held in Ghent, Belgium on 16th and 17th September 2019, with workshops and project meetings scheduled for the 18th. Our theme this year is ‘Looking over the Wall’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on optimising cross-disciplinary working and improving the ways in which different groups in the prevention field – practitioners, policy makers, researchers, communities – can work together.
We are pleased to announce that the 10th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place on September 16-18, 2019, in Ghent, Belgium. The main conference takes place on the 16th and 17th, and workshops and meetings will take place on the 18th. The call for abstracts will open on 11th March, and close on Friday […]
Prevention Technologies – improving the use of evidence in prevention practice Registration has now ended Early Career Pre-conference workshopsOnline programmeHotels and TravelConference mealThings to do in LisbonMeet our keynotesEUSPR Knowledge ExchangeInstructions for presenters Joining InstructionsConference programme EUSPR 2018 Participants List 2018 Keynote presentations Translating research findings into prevention policy and practice remains a challenge, […]
Here are the plenary talks from our 8th Annual Conference. Please note that these have been converted into PDF, so there may be some formatting errors. What are the consequences of prevention polices? – Dr Kathryn Oliver (University of Oxford, UK) Oliver A fruity story of attaining and maintaining quality in an evidence-based programme – […]