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).

The period for nominations for the 2021 EGM is not yet open. It will be announced in November 2020.

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)



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