European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)

The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) will advance the science base of environmental, universal, selective and indicated prevention aimed at improving human health and well-being and addressing health inequalities.

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.

14th EUSPR Conference


EUSPR 2023 is being held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in October 5th and 6th 2023, with workshops and project meetings scheduled for the pre-conference day, October 4th. 

Our theme this year is ‘Optimizing Prevention Infrastructures’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on discussing the challenges facing prevention science.  

12th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting

Online, Estonia,

EUSPR are pleased to announce that the 12th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place online on 30th September – 1st October 2021, with workshops scheduled for the 29th September.

EUSPR 2020 Award Nominations

Nominations for 2020 EUSPR awards are now open. The closing data for nomination is Wednesday 30th September at 1pm, UK time. This is an important opportunity for EUSPR members to recognise individuals who have made an important contribution to Prevention Science. Please see the attached information with information about the awards, how to submit a nomination and the criteria that will be used to judge them. This year’s judging panel will comprise a sub group

EUSPR Early Careers Forum

The EUSPR Early Careers Forum offers early-career members of the EUSPR a dedicated platform for professional exchange and mutual support. Members of the Early Careers Forum include: 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; as well as senior colleagues interested to support early-career activities. The Early Career Forum undertakes a number of activities during the EUSPR’s annual

11th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal,

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.

Call to Participate in the EUSPR ECF and the ECF Committee

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. EUSPR are cordially inviting you to participate in the EUSPR ECF and the ECF Committee, in the following areas: ECF Communication (e.g., develop, design and disseminate EC communication for the EUSPR newsletter, prevention-related organisations in Europe) ECF Conference (e.g

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