Locally known as: “Európai Drogprevenciós Minőségi Standardok“ (“EDPQS”)

The Hungarian EDPQS project partner, the Eötvös Loránd University, led on the development of EDPQS Toolkit 1. EDPQS Toolkit 1 is intended to support decision-makers with selecting high quality drug prevention activities for (financial) support. In this video, Katalin Felvinczi introduces the toolkit and explains how it was developed and how it can be used. To access the Toolkit, please visit our Toolkit 1 page

EDPQS materials available in Hungarian

  • Manual
  • Quick Guide
  • Please contact the project partners mentioned below for more information

Project-specific activities in this country

  • The intervention “City Art Műhely” of KÉK PONT in Budapest served as a case study to explore the practical applicability of the EDPQS.
  • As part of the EDPQS Phase I project, in 2010, the Institute for Social Policy and Labour, National Institute for Drug Prevention (SZMI-NDI) conducted online surveys and focus groups in Hungary.
  • As part of the EDPQS Phase II project, between 2014 and 2015, the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) conducted online surveys, focus groups, and a pilot training event in Hungary.
  • Presentation of EDPQS at relevant professional fora, including a pre-conference workshop to the European Conference on Addictions in Children and Adolescents, Győr, Hungary, 20-22 April 2015.
  • Public dissemination event to conclude the EDPQS Phase I project in Budapest in November 2010
  • Project meetings in Budapest (November 2010, November 2014)

Examples of EDPQS use in this country

Teaching activities for university students – The EDPQS form part of the curriculum at the Faculty of Education and Psychology at Eötvös Loránd University (Modules: Health communication and health promotion programmes; School based prevention programmes). The standards are presented and discussed, integrated into the curricula on programme planning.

Colleagues at the Eötvös Loránd University have also been working with the EDPQS to advocate for greater consideration of quality in prevention in Hungary. Information and training regarding the EDPQS have been integrated in a number of events, including:

  • A conference for researchers and practitioners organised by the Hungarian Reitox National Focal Point in Budapest entitled “Planning and evaluating prevention programmes”, March 2013
  • A 3-day training workshop for practitioners organised by Eötvös Loránd University entitled “Planning of community-based drug prevention and health promotion programmes”, January 2014, March 2015
  • An info-day organised by the National Drug Prevention Office in February 2014 to support organisations in writing successful grant applications by introducing available tools, books, databases, etc.
  • A policy roundtable organised by the Drug Coordination Forum of Erzsébetváros in a district of Budapest in May 2013, with the aim of supporting drug prevention planning by introducing available manuals, databases, best practices.

The EDPQS Manual and Quick Guide were translated in collaboration with the Hungarian Reitox National Focal Point. More information about the Hungarian translation of the EDPQS can be found in the “Example projects documents” in EDPQS Toolkit 4.

Project partner

The Institute for Social Policy and Labour – National Institute for Drug Prevention (SZMI-NDI) was a project partner in the EDPQS Phase I project, while the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) (, represented Hungary in the EDPQS Phase II project. For further information, please see the Partnership pages.

Main contact person

Katalin Felvinczi, Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University (, can be contacted regarding:

  • Information about the institution’s role in the EDPQS project
  • General information about the EDPQS
  • Information about EDPQS-specific activities in this country
  • Advice on how to work with the EDPQS
  • Requests for presentations on EDPQS
  • Requests to receive training on EDPQS
  • Requests for permission to provide for-profit training on EDPQS

Other quality standards and guidelines relevant to prevention

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Information up-to-date as of June 2015. Something wrong or missing? To submit an update regarding this page (e.g. changed contact details, additional activities), please contact us.