Opening of new offices in Mexico

December 23, 2022 Opening of new offices in Mexico Planet Youth expands it operation in Latin America Planet Youth opened its new offices on the 15th of December in continuation to a large conference on addiction prevention which was held in the Poliforum in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico on 13th-15th of December. The office is in […]

New employees to Planet Youth team

November 29, 2022 New employees to the Planet Youth team Planet Youth continues its journey as a born global social innovation company. In 2022 we have hired some awesome people to increase our capacity in implementing the Guidance Program. We are now present in 16 different countries and will be adding even more next year. […]

Icelandic model and the Atlantic model

October 20, 2022 Icelandic model and the Atlantic model On Tuesday 18th of October, Bruce Fitch, the provincial health minister in New Brunswick, announced plans to setup a pilot a five-year project in collaboration with Planet Youth. At the Teen Resource Centre in Saint John, Fitch remarked “We know substance use can be a leading […]

Yucatan partners up with Planet Youth

October 5, 2022 Yucatan partners up with Planet Youth The Governor of Yucatan Vila Dosal announced a partnership with Planet Youth to work on changing the environment of children in the state of Yucatan for the coming years. In the first phase the methodology will be implemented in the 14 municipalities that have the largest […]

Calgary Canada becomes a Planet Youth city

April 25, 2022 Calgary Canada becomes a Planet Youth city Planet Youth and United Way have partnered up to start working with the Planet Youth methodology in Calgary. To kick the project off the CEO of Planet Youth, Pall Rikhardsson, travelled to Calgary and gave a lecture on the Icelandic Prevention Model at The Recovery […]

The opioid crisis and substance youth prevention

February 16, 2022 The opioid crisis and substance youth prevention The Icelandic prevention model was mentioned as a one of the tools that could be used to minimize the misuse of opioids around the world, by The Stanford Lancet Commission in the Lancet medical journal (see February 5, 2022). The SLC pointed out that it […]

Adolescent risk behavior through the eyes of artificial intelligence

February 7, 2022 Adolescent risk behavior through the eyes of artificial intelligence Today, the European Research Council (ERC) awarded Lifecourse and the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (IIIM) a grant of EUR 150,000 to bolster research into the risk behavior of adolescents using artificial intelligence methods. The grant is a follow-up to the Lifecourse project, […]

National agreement with Chile

January 26, 2022 National agreement with the Chilean government Today Planet Youth ehf signed an agreement with the Chilean government about continuing  our successful work in Chile. This is now a national contract reaching 331 municipalities.  In 2022 we look forward to continuing our activities and the good work being done there.  Good news for […]