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The EURO Gold Medal (EGM) is the highest distinction within OR in Europe and it was introduced as a EURO instrument in 1983. It was first awarded to Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann (Germany) at the EURO-k conference in Bologna in 1985. In the year preceding a EURO-k conference. nominations are made to a jury consisting of five scholars of recognized stature in the OR community. The award is conferred on a prominent person or team or institution, for an outstanding contribution to the Operational Research science. The award is officially bestowed in conjunction with a EURO-k Conference, if there is a suitable candidate.
In 1995 EURO introduced the Excellence in Practice Award (EEPA) for the best submission and presentation describing an application of Operational Research in practice. In the year preceding a EURO-k conference all interested authors are invited to submit a detailed description of an application of Operational Research which has original features, whether in methodology, application or implementation. A short-list of finalists are invited to present their work in a special session of the EURO-k Conference. The winner is determined by the jury at the end of the special session (only one award can be made) and is announced by the chairman of the jury during the closing session of the EURO-k Conference.
The EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award (EDDA) was introduced in 2003 and recognizes the OR contributions of PhD students or scientists having less than two years research experience since completing a PhD. The entries will consist of doctoral dissertations that were completed after the competition deadline of the previous EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award. The dissertation must have been defended at an European University and the author must be a member of an EURO member society. The jury identifies 3 finalists who are invited to present their work during the EURO-k Conference. After the presentation at the EURO-k Conference, the jury chooses the final winner (only one award may be made).
to On 2 July 2006, the EURO Council unanimously approved the proposal of the EURO Executive Committee regarding a new prize, the EURO Distinguished Service Medal Award (EDSM) as outlined in the EURO Newsletter #5. The EURO Distinguished Service Award should honour extra-ordinary efforts and should be awarded for recognition of distinguished service to the Association of European OR Societies (EURO) and to the profession of OR. The selection jury consists of five members who themselves have distinguished records of long service to EURO and the profession of OR. The decision of the jury is publicly announced at the next EURO-k Conference. Following a presentation of the competition by the chair of the jury, the laureate receives the EURO Distinguished Service Medal Award and a diploma.
In 2012 EURO introduced 3 new annual awards available for papers published by EJOR, the EURO Award for Best EJOR Paper (EABEP) The best survey paper, best application paper, and best theory/methodology are selected by a jury. Winners for each category will be selected by a jury and an award of €1,000 will be presented at the following EURO-k or IFORS Conference.
Between Between 2001 and 2010 EURO offered the Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize (MSSIP) to foster specific areas of application of Operational Research in management. The prize was intended to reward outstanding contributions in theory or in practice of the envisaged area.