July 10, 2019 It takes courage to be different
Planet Youth awarded by ISSUP in Vienna
Planet Youth won the Local Drug Demand Reduction Initiative Award 2019, handed out on the International Conference on Drug Prevention which was held by ISSUP and UNODC in Vienna Austria the first week of July 2019.
“We are really proud to receive these awards,” said Jon Sigfusson, ICSRA director, and pointed out that the Icelandic Center of Social Research and Analysis were the nerds in the field, trying to do something totally different in primary prevention which has now proven its worth. „We have been asking children about their lives, “Jon said in his speech, „and what they want. And feed that information back into society. Children should not be responsible for their well-being. We should. “
ISSUP, which is the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals, hands out awards in three categories. The local initiative awardscelebrate projects and initiatives in the drug demand reduction field that have had an impact on the national level. Only one winner is selected for this award.
The International Conference on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care – Inspiration and Direction was organized by ISSUP and supported by the following partners: