The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the development of European Studies as a discipline.

2015 Recipient Geoffrey Edwards

Geoffrey was presented with his award at the 45th UACES Annual Conference in Bilbao, Spain.

Geoffrey Edwards"Geoffrey receives this award for his scholarship and academic contribution but also for so much more. He triggered my fascination for EU studies and guided me in how to research and teach. He has also however been a role model for his professional ethics, the respect he has always shown his students and the importance he has attributed to maintaining a healthy balance between work and family life - precious qualities that I hope in turn to be able to pass on to my own students. I feel privileged to have had Geoffrey as a lecturer, a supervisor, and for long now, also a dear friend.”

Ruby Gropas, European University Institute

Read more about Geoffrey's award in Issue 82 of the UACES Newsletter.

Previous Recipients

2014 Brigid Laffan

Brigid Laffan

Brigid was presented with her award at the 44th UACES Annual Conference in Cork, Ireland.

Read more about Brigid's award in issue 79 of the UACES newsletter.




2013 Neill Nugent

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Neill Nugent

Neill was presented with his award at the 43rd UACES Annual Conference in Leeds, UK.

Read more about Neill's award in issue 76 of the UACES newsletter.




2012 Emil Kirchner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Emil KirchnerThe 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the 42nd Annual Conference in Passau, Germany.

Read testimonials from Emil's colleagues in issue 73 of the UACES newsletter.




2011 Wolfgang Wessels

wolfgang wesselsThe 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the 41st UACES annual conference in Cambridge, UK.

Read testimonials from Wolfgang's colleagues in issue 69 of the UACES newsletter.




2010 Michael H Smith

mike smith The 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the 40th Annual Conference in Bruges, Belgium.

Read testimonials from Mike's colleagues in issue 65 of the UACES newsletter.




2009 Beate Kohler Koch

Beate Kohler-KochThe 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the 39th UACES Annual Conference in Angers, France.

Read more about Beate's award in issue 62 of the UACES newsletter.




2008 Alan Milward

Frances Lynch collecting awardAn award for 'Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary European Studies' was presented to Alan Milward.

Frances Lynch collected the award on behalf of Alan at the 38th UACES Annual Conference in Edinburgh, UK.

Read more about Alan's award in issue 58 of the UACES newsletter.



2007 William Paterson

William PatersonAn award for 'Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary European Studies' was presented to William Paterson. The presentation was made at the 37th UACES Annual Conference in Portsmouth, UK.





2006 Helen Wallace and William Wallace

helen wallacewilliam wallaceHelen Wallace and William Wallace were joint recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. They were presented with their awards at the 36th UACES Annual Conference in Limerick, Ireland.





2005 John Pinder

John PinderThe inaugural UACES Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Pinder at the 35th UACES Annual Conference in Zagreb, Croatia.





Special Awards

UACES has, on occasion, presented special awards to practitioners and academics. Find out more.