THE PLANET YOUTH CONFERENCE 2025
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17-19 MARCH 2025

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THE
Planet Youth Guidebook

The Planet Youth guidebook supports our partners and community teams in implementing the Icelandic Prevention model in their region. A shorter version of the guide is publicly available for download.

PLANET YOUTH
GUIDANCE PROGRAM

CREATING A BETTER
FUTURE FOR YOUTH

Matías García Terán

Planet Youth Coordinator, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
“The main highlight of the process has been the vast access to a clear and proven work methodology and the exchange of experiences with other member countries that encourage creativity.”
 
“A big change I have noticed within my community is finally being able to make decisions based on evidence.”
 
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Amelia Berry

Just Say Yes Project Director, Franklin County, Kentucky, United States of America

“We hear over and over, “everybody says their work is data-driven but this really is!” Stronger collaboration, greater coherence, the emergence of hope that our community can indeed prevent another “lost generation.”
Planet Youth is worth every penny and then a whole lot more on top of that.”

 

Emilija Gaidytė

Planet Youth Coordinator, Vilnius

“Being a part of Planet Youth is a chance to see the perspectives of consistent psychoactive substance use prevention.
Implementation of the program lets us not only to identify the problems, but also gives us support and tools in responding to it. It is vital not to feel alone in this journey, therefore cooperation with Planet Youth professionals is really valuable. Moreover, examples of other communities motivate us to strengthen our policy and create something new.”

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DRUG PREVENTION IS POSSIBLE
Ultimately preventing children and adolescents from initiation of drug use. In developing our approach, we relied on global research findings, as well as our own local observations about those individual and societal factors that contribute to the likelihood of adolescent substance use.

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The Icelandic
Prevention Model

From highest to lowest in substance use – 15/16 year old students in Iceland using the Icelandic model.

Events

Every year Planet Youth, colleagues and partners alike, including specialists from all over the world gather to discuss everything from prevention work and society to the Planet Youth method. Take a look at our upcoming events!

Publications

During the past 10 years more than 100 peer reviewed articles have been published by our scientists on various matters related to public health, prevention, youth and on the Icelandic model.

Get Involved

We provide step-by-step milestone guidelines for cities and local communities to minimize drug use among
children and adolescents. The model has proven easily transferable and can be applied in any community.

We offer three ways to deliver this model to you.