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 success in practice in involving young people. In general, 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.

Call for applications to the Prize 2012

On 13 December 2011, during a high-level conference of the Pompidou Group, two jurors are launching the 5th European Drug Prevention Prize in Ljubljana. The Prize 2012 will be awarded at the end of the year 2012, during the Pompidou Group's mid-term conference.

In this edition, are invited to participate projects from all 47 Council of Europe member states as well as from Morocco, which has become a member state of the Pompidou Group on 1st July 2011, and from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, which are members states of the group's Mediterranean network for co-operation on drugs and addictions (MedNET).

How to apply to the Prize 2012?

Carefully read the rules and procedures.

Download the electronic application form which is available on the Pompidou Group’s website or by e-mailing the Secretariat (follow the links below).

Fill in the application form in English or French, the official languages of the Council of Europe. 

Submit the application form by e-mail to the Secretariat: 

The deadline for submission is: 30 March 2012

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