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The European Drug Prevention Prize 2014 was awarded at the 16th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group on 19 November. Click here to meet the winners!

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Drug Prevention prize preparatory meeting

The first steps of the European Drug Prevention Prize 2014 have now been discussed and decided upon at the preparatory meeting in Strasbourg. The seven Jurors have followed an in-depth training with the advisers to the Jury. We are honoured to conclude the preparatory meeting with such a success and such a dedicated team.
The 2014 Prize will be opened for applications in November this year. Applicants will have until March 2014 to apply.
Rules and procedures for the applications will be available on this website in the end of November.

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The deadline for entries to the European Drug Prevention Prize 2014 has now passed! A total of 56 projects applied, with submissions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia Slovenia, Spain, Romania, Turkey and "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''. The Pompidou Group will award the prize to the three most innovative grass-roots drug prevention projects. A jury of seven young people engaged in drug prevention work from across Europe and beyond will now assess the projects. They will meet at the Council of Europe at the end of August to make their final selection, with the support of three experts. A crucial factor in the jury's decision will be the extent to which young people are involved in the projects. They will be looking for evidence of youth participation in the development and implementation of activities, decision-making, project management and/or evaluation. The Prize will be awarded at the 16th Ministerial Conference of the Pompidou Group in November 2014. Each winning project will receive a trophy, a certificate and €5,000 to boost its activities. Good luck!

Launch of the European Drug Prevention Prize 2014. Call for applications!
On 26 November 2013, during the 73rd Permanent Correspondents Meeting of the Pompidou Group, two jurors are launching the 6th European Drug Prevention Prize in Athens. We herewith are calling for projects to apply to the Prize 2014 which will be awarded at the end of 2014.
All 47 Council of Europe member states, Israel, Morocco, observer States as well as countries from the southern rim of the Mediterranean which are members of the Pompidou Group’s Mediterranean network for co-operation on drugs and addictions (MedNET) (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia) are invited to participate.

Recruitment of 4 new Jury members for the 2014 and 2016 Prize
The European Drug Prevention Prize is a unique pan-European initiative of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, aiming to promote youth participation in drug prevention.

Its objective is to recognise the importance of active youth participation in creating a better and healthier environment for all communities in Europe.

In the framework of the preparation of the European Drug Prevention Prize, the Pompidou Group is looking to recruit four new members for the jury. The Jury is composed of 7 young people from Pompidou Group member States. They are identified by the Secretariat of the Pompidou Group based on the proposals of the member States representatives as well as non-governmental organisations that work with young people across Europe and other parts of the world.

The deadline for the Call for Application for Jurors has been extended to May 30th 2013. For more information on the procedure and the applications, please click here:

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For any comments or questions, please contact Pompidou.PreventionPrize@coe.int

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