The EDPQS provide a set of principles to help develop and assess the quality of drug prevention. They offer a comprehensive resource outlining all the elements of drug prevention activities. The EDPQS were developed by the European Prevention Standards Partnership from a research project co-funded by the European Union. The Partnership undertook a review and synthesis of existing international and national standards as well as consultations with more than 400 professionals in six European countries to identify what quality standards should apply to drug prevention activities.
The EDPQS offer the first European reference point on high quality drug prevention based on a consensus incorporating scientific evidence and practical experience.