4TH – 6TH OF MARCH 2020

Drug prevention is possible

Preventing children and adolescents from the 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. 

The Icelandic model

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

Our patron

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland from 1996-2016, is the patron of Planet Youth.

News coverage - global media

Workshop wrap up

Our workshop held in Reykjavik in March 2019 has come to an end. We were really happy that so many guests from 20 countries in the world managed to be with us.


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.