European Drug Prevention Prize

Call for application to become a jury member

Currently, the Pompidou Group is looking to recruit four new members for the jury.

The European Drug Prevention Prize is a unique pan-European initiative of the Pompidou Group 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.

The Prize is awarded every two years to innovative drug prevention projects which actively involve youth – led by young people for young people – and currently running in one (or more) Council of Europe member States.

The submitted projects are carefully evaluated – with the advise of experts in the field of drug prevention – by a jury of seven young people. They autonomously select the three prize-winners which they consider to be the most innovative regarding the involvement of young people from the setting up to the running of the project. 

The jury's composition and requirements

Eligibility criteria

If interested in applying to become a member of the Jury of the European Drug Prevention Prize, you should consider the fact that participating in the Jury requires a rather substantial commitment of time and labour from all members of the Jury and to be available for the scheduled meetings during the whole cycle of both the 2014 and 2016 prizes. Important exam dates for school and university will be taken into account when setting-up the work plan.

1. The following conditions need to be fulfilled:
- Aged 16-21 years old
- Good English language skills (speaking, reading, drafting)
- Communication and presentation skills
- Show experience in drug prevention, youth involvement, peer-to-peer work, outreach programmes, prevention of risk behaviour
- Be eager for innovation and keen to promote healthy lifestyles

2. Provide the Secretariat of the Pompidou Group with the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (in English or French)
- Motivation letter (in English or French)

Currently, the remaining three jury members are from Austria, Bulgaria and Spain and will continue to be jurors for the Prize 2014. Therefore, and in view of reaching a geographical balance, the Secretariat of the Pompidou Group will primarily consider applications coming from other Pompidou Group member States.

How to apply?
The application must be submitted, in English or French, to the Secretariat of the Pompidou Group by 12 noon on 30 May 2013 and should be sent to the following address:

By e-mail:

By post:
Thea Sveen
Pompidou Group
DG I - Human Rights and Rule of Law
Council of Europe
F - 67075 Strasbourg Cedex
For any comments or questions prior to your application, please contact
Prevention Prize website
Facebook Page of the Pompidou Group
Pompidou Group website