European Drug Prevention Prize
Applying to the European Drug Prevention Prize

The Prevention Prize is the Pompidou Group’s Award for quality drug prevention projects that fully involve young people. It is open to all Member States of the Pompidou Group and of the Council of Europe as well the MedNET countries.

Three Prizes are awarded every two years by a seven-person Jury consisting of young people recruited from the Pompidou Group’s Member States.

The Prize will be next awarded in 2016.

We are currently recruiting new members of the Prize Jury. For more information, click

Concept, Rules and Procedures for the 2014 Prize (pdf)
What is the Prize about?

The European Drug Prevention Prize has been awarded every two years since 2004 to three drug prevention projects that involve young people.

A Jury of seven young people agrees the rules and procedures for the Prize. The jurors carefully evaluate the applications submitted by organisations from across Europe, and they agree a shortlist of excellent projects. From this, they then select up to three prize-winners; projects that they judge are very good at drug prevention and which combine this with genuine youth involvement.

The winning projects are invited to an Award Ceremony where, in front of an audience drawn from many different European countries, they receive a trophy, a certificate, and a cash prize of €5000.

Shortlisted projects receive a certificate of recognition; and all applicant projects are sent feedback based on the Jury’s discussions.

Visit the Prevention Prize Website Page
Overview of previously submitted projects

Applying for the European Drug Prevention Prize
A Call for Applications for the 2016 European Drug Prevention Prize will be launched in Spring 2016.
Comments and Questions  

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Prevention Prize website
Pompidou Group website
Facebook Page of the Pompidou Group