The Pompidou Group calls for youth projects to submit applications for the 2021 edition of the European Drug Prevention Prize to highlight outstanding drug prevention projects that have proved successful in involving young people in their design, implementation, and evaluation. It 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 also seeks to recognize quality drug prevention that is innovative and managed by young people, for young people.
Prize-winners are high-quality drug prevention projects that fully involve young people. Young people are involved in the development and implementation of activities, in project decisions, in project management, and perhaps in project evaluation.
- The prize-winners each receive a trophy, a diploma and a prize-money of €5.000.
- Previous prize-winners say that the recognition of their value by the Pompidou Group has been invaluable in helping them to secure funding.
- 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.
- 47 Council of Europe member States
- Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
- Other Pompidou Group member States
- MedNET Countries
- The projects in which applications are evaluated by a Jury of seven young people (aged between 16 and 21 at the time of their appointment) recruited from the Pompidou Groups and Council of Europe member States.
- The jurors are selected by the Pompidou Group based on their experience of youth participation in drug prevention. Jurors serve for two terms.
- The Jury is advised by a former juror and by a drug prevention expert, but only jury members take the decisions on awarding the Prize.
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