The 6th Planet Youth Conference will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on the 4th to 6th of March. The name of the Event is Prevention is possible and it will be divided into three content sessions. These sessions will range from in-depth coverage of core elements of the Planet Youth model, over to international experiences implementing the Planet Youth project from partners in five continents of the world and ending with hands on practical information on the model.
After the Conference participants should have adequate information on the feasibility and next steps for implementation of the model in their communities.
VENUE: Hateigur – conference room, Grand Hotel Reykjavik
ADDRESS: Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
Dr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson – former president of Iceland and guardian of Planet Youth
The first day of the Conference will focus on the core elements of Planet Youth, providing a good introduction to the methodology. Moving over to a presentation on the step by step implementation of the Planet Youth and the experience from the municipality of Reykjavik, which is the oldest partner of ICSRA and has been using the approach for 20 years with good results. The day will end with a welcoming ceremony at 18:30 at the Grand Hotel where participants will get the chance to meet the Planet Youth staff and colleagues in prevention work from all over the world.
The Planet Youth method has been introduced in 31 countries of the world. We have reached out to our partners from five continents of the world to share their experiences, challenges and opportunities in using the Planet Youth method. We will be covering subjects as: Planet Youth and public policy, the long term impact of Planet Youth, how Planet Youth can change work processes and collaboration and more.
On the third and last day focus will be set on practical implementation of the Planet Youth model, with an overview of projects carried out in Iceland for the last 20 years, the setup and the special role of sports clubs in the Icelandic model, the important role of communities in preventing substance use and how we can utilize the data from Planet Youth reports to plan changes in the environment of children. The day will end with a study visit to sports clubs or other leisure activities where the effect of the Icelandic model can be seen firsthand in a day to day work with children and adolescents.