The EMCDDA would like to congratulate Head of the Polish national focal point, Artur Malczewski, on receiving the Leading European Prevention Science Practitioner Honour 2021 from the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR). This honour is awarded for outstanding leadership in the adoption and implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies, including support for further high-quality research evaluation.

Artur Malczewski has been Head of the Polish NFP since 2007 and is an active member of the agency's Reitox network.

The EUSPR promotes the development of prevention science, and its application to practice, so as to promote human health and well-being through high quality research, evidence-based interventions, policies and practices.