CEPA – Romania

Funded in 2011, the Centrul European pentru Prevenirea Adicţiilor (European Centre for Addiction Prevention or CEPA) is dedicated to promoting and implementing substance abuse prevention and awareness initiatives.


Visit of CEPA representatives at Jilava penitentiary (Bucarest)

Programmes and Activities 2018

  • Education and training
  • Health and HIV/AIDS prevention
  • School-based drug prevention and awareness initiatives
  • Mental health awareness initiatives

Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Related Activities

CEPA implements activities to promote healthier lifestyles through alcohol and other drugs prevention programmes. The organization also endeavours to tackle school bullying, thus contributing to SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) target 5 and, generally speaking, to SDG 4 (Quality education). CEPA’s activities also aim to promote good mental health (SDG 3, target 4). In 2018, these activities were implemented in 15 public schools and 3 orphanages.

In addition, CEPA carries out actions to promote the role of NGOs and cross-sectoral cooperation in the health field in general, with a focus on addiction-related issues, with support from media, thus contributing to SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals) target 17.

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Registered organization to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN (DESA)

Contact Information

Some of the projects or activities currently running in CEPA – Romania

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