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.

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

New to Alcohol Use Research: Recommendations for Early Career Researchers

In this article, early career researcher Joella shares her experience of working as a research assistant at the University of Balearic Islands alongside the Research Group in Data Analysis. The project that Joella is working on focuses on young people’s alcohol use, specifically the psychosocial evaluation of alcohol use in young people of Palma de Mallorca. This evaluation includes the assessment of risky alcohol use, attitudes towards alcohol use and socioeconomic status. Joella’s role in

EUSPR Conference 2017

Vienna, Austria,

The 2017 European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Conference will be taking place in Vienna, Austria between the 20th and 22nd of September. Full details will be published here soon. 

2016 EUSPR Conference

Berlin, Germany,

The 2016 European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)  Conference will be held in Berlin, Germany from October 31st to November 2nd, 2016. The main theme of this year's conference is Sustainable Prevention in a Changing World. Populations and behaviour in Europe are in transition, and new challenges to health and well being are emerging.