European Drug Prevention Prize 2021 (Up to €5,000)

European Drug Prevention Prize 2021 (Up to €5,000)

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Applications are open for the European Drug Prevention Prize 2021. Launched in 2004, the Prevention Prize is awarded 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 recognise quality drug prevention that is innovative and managed by young people, for young people.


  • 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.


  • All 47 Council of Europe Member States, Pompidou Group member States, Pompidou Group Observer States, as well as countries from the southern rim of the Mediterranean which are members of the Pompidou Group’s Mediterranean network for co-operation on drugs and addictions (MedNET) are invited to participate.
  • The project must be currently running or must have recently finished in one (or more) of the above-mentioned countries. The Jury welcomes multi-country projects. Projects whose work is mainly outside this geographical area are ineligible.
  • The project must be run by more than one person and have some structure to it.
  • Projects can be government-sponsored, run by NGOs (non-governmental organisations), in the private sector, or organised by local communities. Projects do not have to be funded to be eligible – they can be entirely voluntary.
  • The work of eligible projects must be wholly or mainly in the area of drug prevention. Projects that are not concerned with drug prevention will not be eligible.
  • Young people, under the age of 25 years, must be involved in the work of the project. There is no lower age limit.


Complete the application form in full and return it as text attachment to [email protected] The applications must reach the Secretariat no later than November 30, 2020.

For more information, visit European Drug Prevention Prize.