President of Chile announces the cooperation with Planet Youth in Chile

April 3, 2019 President of Chile announces the cooperation with Planet Youth in Chile The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced the cooperation with Planet Youth on the 1st of April 2019 in a formal announcement on TV. The president spoke about the grave situation that children and adolescents in Chile are at the forefront […]

Mosaic article about Planet Youth on their fifth anniversary

March 25, 2019 Mosaic article about Planet Youth on their fifth anniversary The journalist Emma Young from Mosaic interviewed our directors, Jon Sigfusson and Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, in the end of February 2019 to catch up with them and to check out how Planet Youth had evolved since her groundbreaking article: „Iceland knows how to […]

Planet Youth Seminar in Stockholm, February the 6th

January 16, 2019 Planet Youth Seminar in Stockholm on February the 6th Seminar on the Icelandic model will be held in Stockholm on the 6th of February 2019. In Iceland, the use of alcohol and other drugs among young people has fallen very sharply over the past 20 years, from among the highest levels in […]

ICSRA speaks at Seimas, the Lithuanian Parliament

November 16, 2018 ICSRA speaks at Seimas, the Lithuanian Parliament A delegation from ICSRA spoke on a special meeting in the Lithuanian Parliament on the 16th of November about Planet Youth, the Icelandic method and what can be done to restrain substance use among young people. The meeting was organized by the the Nordic Council […]

Members from the Chilean government want to adopt the prevention model

October 5, 2018 Members from the Chilean government received PlanetYouth experts earlier this week and want to adopt the prevention model The Chilean government plans to implement the PlanetYouth drug prevention model in various cities and municipalities in Chile during the course of next years. Three experts from PlanetYouth (ICSRA) met with the Chilean minister […]

Prevention day 2018

Ocotber 1, 2018 Prevention day 2018 The picture was taken on a press conference held today, where the major of Reykavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson and the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Johannesson sat in a classroom alongside other students of Rettarholtsskoli. (photograph: Mbl.is/Árni Sæberg). Prevention day 2018 will be celebrated in most elementary schools of […]

ICSRA specialist lectures in Cordoba Argentina

24 September, 2018 ICSRA specialist lectures in Cordoba Argentina Margret Gudmundsdottir, ICSRA specialist at the Congreso de la Red Asistencial de las Adicciones One of ICSRA specialist, Margret Gudmundsdottir, just came back from Cordoba Argentina where she spoke on a large congress on drugs: 2° Congreso de la Red Asistencial de las Adicciones de Córdoba. […]

Lessons from Iceland: How one country turned around a teen drinking crisis – CBC radio

September 8 Lessons from Iceland: How one country turned around a teen drinking crisis Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, ICSRA research director at her office in Reykjavik University Dr. Brian Goldman visited ICSRA at the end of summer and interviewed Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, ICSRA research director, on the Planet Youth program and the  vast change in teenage […]

Planet Youth in Tarragona Spain

August 14, 2018 Tarragona adoptes Planet Youth’s model Tarragona, a city south of Barcelona, Spain is adopting Planet Youth’s Icelandic model of prevention. Here is a brief message from Humberto Soriano, President of Chilean Pediatric Society which talked on a Planet Youth workshop in Tarragona, outlining their experience so far.

Youth in Iceland and the national team

July 10, 2018 Youth in Iceland and the national team Huffington post in Mexico links the Youth in Iceland programme to Icelands good results in sports and their participation in the World Cup 2018 in Russia. How can a nation of just over 300.000 people qualify for the World cup and how is this connected […]