EURO Gold Medal

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 OR science. The award is officially bestowed in conjunction with a EURO-k Conference, if there is a suitable candidate. Only one award may be made on each occasion.

The 2019 EURO Gold Medal is awarded to:

Martine Labbé


The EGM 2019 jury consisted of M. Grazia Speranza (chair), Marielle Christiansen, Matthias Ehrgott, Rob van der Mei, Jan Węglarz.

The awards were presented at the opening session of the EURO 2019 Conference in Dublin (Ireland).

Jury of the EURO Gold Medal 2021

  • Marielle Christiansen (Norway) - chair
  • Matthias Ehrgott (UK)
  • Mirjam Duer (Germany)
  • Ramón Álvarez-Valdés (Spain)
  • Dick den Hertog (The Netherlands)

Call for Nominations for the EURO Gold Medal 2021

  1. The EURO Gold Medal is the highest recognition in Europe for scientific activity in OR. It is conferred on a prominent person or team or institution, for an outstanding contribution to the development of the discipline of OR. The award will be officially bestowed at the opening plenary session of the 31st European Conference on Operational Research in Athens, if there is a suitable candidate.

  2. The EURO Gold Medal shall be awarded for a body of work in OR, preferably published over a period of several years. Although recent work should not be excluded, care should be taken to allow the contribution to stand the test of time. The potential prize recipient should have a recognized stature in the European OR community. Significance, innovation, depth, and scientific excellence should be stressed.

  3. To emphasize the European flavour of the Award, all societies are strongly urged not to propose a candidate from their own country. No currently active officer of EURO (Executive Committee member, EURO Gold Medal jury member, Organising and Program Committee Chairs of the 31st European Conference on Operational Research) is eligible.

  4. Nominations for the 2021 EURO Gold Medal can come from EURO member national societies, previous EURO Gold Medal laureates, jury chairs, or by a group of respected academics within the European OR community. Please also check the guidelines, and a list of previous laureates at

  5. Nominations, which must be made in confidence, should be sent to:

    Marielle Christiansen
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management
    Alfred Getz vei 3
    N-7491, Trondheim
    [email protected]

  6. Nominations, including a detailed CV of the nominee and a written justification for the nomination should be sent by the deadline of 31st January, 2021.

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