European Drug Prevention Prize 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2020
Open to: young people, under the age of 25 years
Benefits: a trophy and a monetary benefit of € 5,000


The Pompidou Group European Drug Prevention Prize is awarded every two years to youth drug prevention projects. Its goal is to recognize the importance of active youth participation in creating a better and healthier environment. The Prevention Prize is awarded to outstanding drug prevention projects that have proved successful in involving young people in their design, implementation and evaluation. Its goal is 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.


  • All 47 Council of Europe Member States, Pompidou Group member States, Pompidou Group Observer States, 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).
  • The project is run by more than one person and has some structure to it, for example a management committee or steering group or some other appropriate organising mechanism.
  • The work of eligible projects is wholly or mainly in the area of drug prevention. However, projects that are exclusively working with people who already have developed problems with their drug use (‘indicated prevention’) are unlikely to be successful.
  • Young people, under the age of 25 years, must be involved in the work of the project. There is no lower age limit.


The Prize is awarded to up to three youth projects which will each receive a trophy and a monetary benefit of € 5,000.


Electronic application forms are available on the Prize pages of the Pompidou Group’s website or by e-mailing the Secretariat at:

The application form must be fully completed and submitted in English or French to the Secretariat of the Pompidou Group as an email text attachment (preferably Word) to: Your application must be received by 30 November 2020.

For more information, please visit the official website.