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 2022 EURO Gold Medal is awarded to:

Gilbert Laporte

Professor Emeritus, HEC Montréal, Canada
Professor, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Professor II, Molde University College, Norway


The EGM 2022 jury consisted of Matthias Ehrgott (Chair), Mirjam Duer, Ivana Ljubic, Michal Tzur, Rudolf Vetschera.

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

The period for nominations for the 2024 EGM is closed.

Jury of the EURO Gold Medal 2025

To be confirmed

The period for nominations for the 2025 EGM is not yet open. It will be announced in October 2024.

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