The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DofE Award) is a prestigious educational programme for young people aged 14 to 25 enabling them to develop their skills and use their free time in an active way. It was founded in 1965 by Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth of the UK and Duke of Edinburgh. Since then, 8 million young people in over 140 countries of the world have participated in it. The programme has been available in the Czech Republic since 1995, and it was brought here by lady Luisa Abrahams, a European golf champion. In 2017 there are more than 160 institutions and more than 2500 participants involved in DofE Award Czech Republic.