Council of Europe - Pompidou Group
European Prevention Prize
The Council of Europe -Cooperation Group to combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group) awards every two years the European Prevention Prize to three active youth drug prevention projects. The aim of the Prize is to encourage the development of quality drug prevention work that involves young people. The Prize will be awarded to three youth projects that will each receive a monetary benefit of EUR 5000.
Particular attention will be given to the innovative approaches, specifically to the modern means of communication such as video, Internet, mobile phone and text messaging. Eligibility criteria
1. The project must be currently taking place in one (or more) of the Pompidou Group member states
, from Morocco, which has become a member of the Pompidou Group as well as from Algeria , Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, which are members of the group's Mediterranean network for co-operation on drugs and addictions (MedNET). Projects whose work is mainly outside this geographical area are ineligible.
2. The project must be run by more than one person and have some formal structure, for example a management committee or steering group. 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.
3. The work of eligible projects must be wholly or mainly in the area of drug prevention.
4.Young people, under the age of 25 years, must be involved in the work of the project. There is no lower age limit.
Definition of 'drugs'
: illegal drugs; alcohol; tobacco; volatile substances (glues, gases, aerosols, etc); and prescription and over-the-counter medicines when they are misused. However, it is likely that successful applications will have some element of their work addressing illegal drugs specifically.
With 'drug prevention'
is meant: the prevention of the misuse of drugs by a range of methods. Interdiction (the control of supply by law enforcement, etc) and treatment activities are not included. Prize money
has been fixed at EUR 5000 per winner. An award ceremony will be held during the Pompidou Group Ministerial Conference to take place in autumn 2012. Member States of the Pompidou Group
: 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 and the United Kingdom.
Drug prevention-related projects are invited to be submitted to the Jury via the Pompidou Groups Secretariat. he entries will be judged by a Jury composed of 7 young people from different European countries, which is supported by an advisory group of experts. Deadline
: was 30 March 2012
We will keep you informed when a new call is published.
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