Pompidou Group - Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs

EUROPEAN DRUG PREVENTION PRIZE
Youth Innovation in Drug Prevention
The Pompidou Group's European Drug Prevention Prize was first launched in 2004. It is awarded every two years. In each two-year cycle, up to three prizes are awarded. The 2016 Prize is the seventh cycle. Information about the 2014 prize winners issuite here. You can find information about earlier prize-winners by following the links in the 'Successful Projects' box on this webpage

Prize-winners are high-quality drug prevention projects that fully involve young people. Young people are involved in the development and implementation of activities, in project decisions, in project management and perhaps in project evaluation.

The Pompidou Group awards the Prize to highlight high-quality drug prevention projects that have proved successful in practice in involving young people. It aims to encourage the development of drug prevention work where young people are actively participating. The Pompidou Group believes that the genuine involvement of young people improves the possibilities of successful drug prevention.

The projects which apply are evaluated by a Jury of seven young people (aged between 16 and 21 at the time of their appointment) recruited from the Pompidou Group's and Council of Europe member States. The jurors are selected by the Pompidou Group based on their experience of youth participation in drug prevention. Jurors serve for two terms. In 2016, three of the jurors served for the 2014 Prize and four are new to the Jury. In 2016, the jurors come from France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Morocco, Poland and Slovenia. The Jury is advised by a former juror and by a drug prevention expert, but only jury members take the decisions on awarding the Prize.

The prize-winners each receive a trophy, a diploma and a prize-money of €5.000. Previous prize-winners say that the recognition of their value by the Pompidou Group has been invaluable in helping them to secure funding.
Prize 2016
The Call for Applications for the Pompidou Group's 2016 European Drug Prevention Prize opens on 1 April 2016.

Applications are sought from all member States of the Pompidou Group and of the Council of Europe as well as the MedNET countries. See the box below for the list of eligible countries.

Further details are in the document, suite Concept, Rules and Procedures

Applications must use the suite 2016 Application Form.

You must submit your application by Sunday, 31 July 2016.

Applications must be sent by email to:Pompidou.preventionprize@coe.int Supporting material can be submitted by email, electronic link, or if necessary, by post (see application form for details).

If you have any questions about the Prize or about your application, see the suite FAQs. if you still have questions, then please EMAIL US
Recent News
The 2016 Prize Jury met in Strabsourg in March 2016. This was an opportunity for the four new jurors to meet the experienced jurors who had served in the 2014 Prize Jury and who are continuing on the 2016 Jury (jurors serve for two Prize Cycles). The jurors considered the criteria that they will use to assess the value of the applicant projects. They also learned more about the institutions of the Council of Europe, such as the European Court of Human Rights.

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Countries eligible to apply for the Pompidou Group's European Drug PreventionPrize
47 Council of Europe member States (Pompidou Group member States in bold):

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finand, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Other Pompidou Group member States
Israel, Morocco

Pompidou Group observer State
Mexico

MedNET Countries
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia