The European Drug Prevention Prize was launched for the first time in 2004. It is awarded every two years to three drug prevention projects that fully involve young people, either in the development and implementation of activities, the decision-making, the project management and/or the evaluation.

The Pompidou Group is awarding this Prize to highlight good-quality drug prevention projects that have proved successful in practice in involving young people. It aims to encourage the development of drug prevention work in which youth is participating actively.

The projects are evaluated by a jury of seven young people advised by experts in the field of drug prevention. The prize-winners each receive a trophy, a diploma and a prize-money of €5.000.
Prize 2016
Another cycle of the Pompidou Group’s European Drug Prevention Prize is starting.

We need to recruit four new Jury members to join with our three experienced Jurors to form the young people’s Jury for the 2016 Prize.

To become a Jury member you will need to be a citizen of a Pompidou Group Member State, and be aged between 16 and 21 years at the time of the appointment. You will be interested in drug prevention and in the participation of young people; you will probably have some experience in one or both of these areas. You will be eager to support innovation in drugs prevention; you will be keen to promote healthy lifestyles.

The Jury proceedings and communications are conducted in English, so you must have good English language skills. You’ll have good communication and presentation skills.

THIS DOCUMENT gives the details of the recruitment process, which closes on September 25th 2015.

If you think that you are suitably qualified, please apply.

And if you know any young people who would be suitable to apply, please encourage them to do so.

You can hear some of the previous jurors discussing their involvement with the Prize by listening to the podcasts. And you can view the Award Ceremonies videos included as links on this page.

If you have any questions about this process, or about the Prize in general, please EMAIL US

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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 jurors serve for two Prize Cycles, and we are now recruiting Jurors to serve on the Jury for the 2016 and 2018 Prize Cycles.

Full details of how to apply to be a juror are HERE 

You must submit your application by September 25th 2015.

If you have any questions about being a juror, or about the Prize in general, please EMAIL US

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