The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the development of European Studies as a discipline.
2016 Recipient Simon Bulmer
Simon was presented with his award at the 46th Annual Conference in London, UK. View photos.
"It is entirely fitting that Simon Bulmer's considerable contribution to EU studies has been recognised by UACES through this award. Simon is one of our foremost researchers and teachers across a range of EU issues and someone who has made a number of seminal contributions across the literature.His early work on the 'domestic politics' of member state EU engagement anticipated and influenced today's orthodox inter-governmental reading, while later work on the UK and the EU provides a range of key insights aiding those seeking to understand the relationship that is marked above all, by complexity. Simon continues to produce research of the very highest quality. And notwithstanding all his academic achievements, he remains one of the nicest and most colleagiate people you could meet!"
— Drew Scott, University of Edinburgh
Read more about Simon's award in Issue 85 of the UACES Newsletter.
2015 Geoffrey Edwards
Geoffrey was presented with his award at the 45th UACES Annual Conference in Bilbao, Spain. View photos.
Read more about Geoffrey's award in Issue 82 of the UACES Newsletter.
2014 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
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
The 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
The 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
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
The 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
An 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
An 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 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
The inaugural UACES Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Pinder at the 35th UACES Annual Conference in Zagreb, Croatia.
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