European Drug Prevention Prize 2021 - Youth Innovation in Drug Prevention

Call for application of projects
17 November 2020
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European Drug Prevention Prize 2021 - Youth Innovation in Drug Prevention

We are calling for projects to apply for the Pompidou Group European Drug Prevention Prize 2021. The Prize is awarded every two years to active youth drug prevention projects. Projects from all 47 Council of Europe member States, as well as other member States of the Pompidou Group and members of the Group's Mediterranean network for co-operation on drugs and addictions (MedNET) are eligible to apply.

Projects must be doing quality drug prevention and fully involve young people (aged under 25). They should be currently running or recently finished. Innovative projects are sought.

Up to three Projects will be awarded a Prize. During the Award Ceremony each will receive the Prize Trophy, the Prize Diploma and €5.000 to develop their work. Prize-winners tell us that winning the Prize has helped them gain greater recognition for their work.

Your applications should reach the Pompidou Group Secretariat by 30 November 2020. You should submit your application by email to You must complete the official Application Form (Word document). For queries, see first the FAQs, then email us.

What is the Prize about?

The Pompidou Group European Prevention Prize has been awarded every two years (since 2004) to innovative projects led by young people for young people. The Prize aims to increase awareness of the importance of active youth participation in reducing drug-related harm and creating healthier citizens and communities across Europe. It seeks to recognise quality drug prevention that is innovative. The Prize is awarded by a Jury of seven young people from across Europe. They are aged between 16 and 21 years at the time of their appointment. They set the rules and procedures for the Prize and they carefully evaluate the submitted projects, selecting the prize-winners they consider to genuinely involve young people in quality drug prevention.

How to apply?

Download the electronic Application Form (Word document).
Fill in the application form in English or French, the official languages of the Council of Europe.
Submit the application form by e-mail.
Ensure that you have also submitted the additional material that you have described on your application form.

If you have any questions, first see the FAQs, if you have further questions, email us.
The deadline for submission is: 30 November 2020
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Countries eligible to apply for the Pompidou Group's European Prevention Prize

47 Council of Europe member States (Pompidou Group member States in bold): 

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, AustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech Republic, Denmark, EstoniaFinlandFranceGeorgia, Germany, GreeceHungary, IcelandIrelandItaly, Latvia, LiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaMoldovaMonaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, SerbiaSlovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Other Pompidou Group member States

  • Israel, Mexico, Morocco

MedNET Countries

  • Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia


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