EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good

In 2020 EURO introduced the EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good (EPOCG). This prize shall honour outstanding accomplishments of OR for solving social-oriented problems. Contributions with a global scope and a wide range of potential applications are preferred. All interested candidates are invited to submit a description of an application of OR with a real impact on society for the common good, with 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(s) and is announced by the chair of the jury during the closing session of the EURO-k Conference. Only one award may be made on each occasion.


The purposes of the competition are to:
  • recognise outstanding contributions to addressing global challenges through the application of OR,
  • raise awareness of the important role OR can play in contributing to global challenges such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


  • a certificate of for each representative of the paper
  • an amount of €3,000 shared between the representatives.

The winners of the 2022 EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good are:

Andrea Tuni, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Athanasios Rentizelas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Helio Yochihiro Fuchigami, Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil
Maico Roris Severino, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Luísa Queiroz Barbosa, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil


The EPOCG 2022 jury consisted of Cathal Brugha (chair), Dick den Hertog, Claudia D'Ambrosio, Oriol Tejada, Anna Sciomachen.

The presentation was made at the closing session of the EURO 2022 Conference in Espoo (Finland).

Jury of the EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good 2024

  • Cathal Brugha (Ireland) - chair
  • Claudia D'Ambrosio (France)
  • Alec Morton (UK)
  • Eeva Vilkkumaa (Finland)
  • Ulrike Reisach (Germany)

The period for nominations for the 2024 EPOCG is not yet open. It will be announced in October 2023.

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