Planet Youth Conference

March 4-6 2020 in Reykjavik Iceland
Registration is open


How did Iceland go from being among the highest the highest in substance use of adolescents in Europe to the lowest in 15 years? Prevention is possible is the name of our sixth Conference held on the 4th to 6th of March 2020 in Reykjavik Iceland. Alongside thorough lectures on the basic methodology of Planet Youth on the first day, the second day will be devoted to our partners around the world working in five continents. They will share their experience on the implementation of Planet Youth, reveal obstacles and opportunities which they have come across in their prevention work. The third day will address practical issues in working with the Planet Youth method. For more details take a look at our Agenda.


The event will take place at the superior Grand Hotel Reykjavik, starting on the 4th of March from 08:00 to 09:00 with Registration. Address: Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík. The conference language is English:

The Conference fee will be 690 EUR pr. individual, same as last year. Lunch and refreshments are included in the Conference fee. The 4th of March will end with a welcoming ceremony, a reception from 18:30.

Guests are responsible for making their own arrangements, flight and accommodations, but we are happy to answer any questions you might have (

Below is a link to a list of few hotels which we have accumulated and are in a relatively close distance to Grand Hotel Reykjavik.


Registration for the Conference has been opened. Our current lecture hall has 170 seats, and last year we were fully booked long before the end of the registration process. So if you plan to come you should register sooner than later to be on the save side.

For those who cannot use our standardized registration process and need to register on behalf of municipalities or institutions then other payment methods can be arranged manually if needed. 

Please be in contact with for special requests.


The Planet Youth Conference will take place at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik. The hotel is a four star superior hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists.

At the Grand Hotel Reykjavík there are over 300 rooms and 11 meeting and conference halls in all shapes and sizes. 


Evidence based prevention model

The Icelandic model is an evidence-based prevention method developed for the last 20 years in Iceland and represented by The Icelandic Center for Social Research & Analysis (ICSRA). The method is composed of four steps extending from research to action on a local level and has been applied in the majority of municipalities in Iceland since 1998. The result has been noticeable, showing a steady decrease in the use of substances amongst Icelandic adolescents, currently measuring amongst the lowest in Europe. Substance use amongst Icelandic adolescents was the highest in Europe in 1998. This year, Iceland ranks amongst the lowest.