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.
Society Treasurer, Andrew Brown, offers a personal reflection* of this year’s EUSPR conference It’s so easy for all the great talks you hear at a multi-day conference like EUSPR’s annual get together to start to blur into each other, and that isn’t fair on the people who have presented. All of them have carefully thought […]
Barbara Battel-Kirk, a PhD student at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), invites you to take part in a survey which aims to evaluate the usage and impact of core competencies on Health Promotion practice and education in Europe between 2012 and 2017. This survey forms the first stage of her PhD research within the Discipline of […]
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, […]
We are offering 20 bursaries of €300 to Early Career participants to assist in covering conference and post-conference workshop expenses for our 2019 conference being held in Ghent (Belgium) 16th – 18th September 2019, with the post-conference workshops held on 18th September. Please note that bursaries will be paid shortly after the conference. If you […]
We have just launched a Call for Applications to the Committee of the EUSPR Early Careers Forum at https://euspr.hypotheses.org/523. The term of the current committee is ending this year, and so we are looking for motivated early-career preventionists (researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other professionals active in the field of prevention) to take over this important […]
Quality in Prevention The online programme with oral sessions and poster allocations can be found here. Registration is now closed ProgrammeKeynotesPlenary Talks Over the previous decade, there have been important achievements in the field of prevention science. Our understanding of the development of health and social behaviours, and refinement of new research methodologies, quality standards and […]
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) […]