European Drug Prevention Prize - 2008

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The 3rd European Drug Prevention Prize was awarded to three projects for their participatory and innovative work in drug prevention.

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 26 November 2008 in Warsaw where the Pompidou Group held its Mid-term Conference.

The prizes were awarded by young jury members who examined 34 applications from 15 European countries and selected those they considered to be the most innovative. Another criteria for selection as a prize-winner was the total involvement of young people in the setting up as well as the running of the project.
« Sweep the weed out of the gate! » in Varna (Bulgaria)

Aims at “empowering young people with a set of life-skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to combat threats to health and refrain from non-civic behaviour”.

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« Resist » in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Aims at spreading “the philosophy of drug prevention and enhancing protective factors” to develop an assertive attitude towards peer pressure and enable young people aged 12-18 to say “no” to addictive behaviours and substances.

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With the help of the European Drug Prevention Prize 2008 and the 5000 euros award that goes with it, Elpida managed to create a blog linked to the existing video game of the project "Resist".
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« Battle of the West » in Leiden (Netherlands)

Is about street dancing, a hip-hop event and competition where the team is communicating with the youngsters, raising awareness and providing information on drugs thus trying to develop a “new healthy partying norm”.

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