The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the development of European Studies as a discipline. The Award recognises and values all kinds of contributions to the profession, including non-traditional achievements.
2019 Recipient Nonna Mayer
We are delighted to announce that recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in European Studies is Nonna Mayer. Nonna will be presented with her award at the UACES 49th Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
"Nonna Mayer's work on populism and the radical right amounts to a huge contribution to the discipline of European Studies with her analyses remaining as salient as ever. Throughout her career Nonna has always sought to extend the impact of her research beyond the academic community to a wider audience." — Nicholas Startin, UACES Chair
“Professor Nonna Mayer is one of these few absolutely outstanding scholars. Her paradigm-shifting research on the Front National and far right more generally was one of the reasons which drove me to academia, but she can equally be praised in my opinion by her incredibly ethical research outlook and practice, as well as supportive and yet casual attitude, which confirms that academia can and should be a force for good in our societies." — Aurelien Mondon, University of Bath
Read more about Nonna's award here.
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2018 Recipient Drew Scott
We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award is Drew Scott. Drew was presented with his award at the UACES 48th Annual Conference in Bath UK.
"The UACES Lifetime Achievement Award is a fitting recognition of Drew’s distinctive contribution to European Studies." — Simon Bulmer, University of Sheffield
"In 2018 we commend the quality and versatility of Drew’s thinking and writing about Europe; the inspirational excellence of his teaching and speaking on the subject; and his unstinting public service (a far richer notion than ‘impact’) as academic expert, most crucially at this time with the Scottish government." — Helen Drake, UACES Chair
“European Studies is at its best when scholarship speaks across disciplines. As an economist who has spent much of his career in a law school and as a former editor of the JCMS, Drew Scott has brought intellectual breadth as well as depth to European Studies.” — Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge
Read more about Drew's award here.
2017 Recipient Jo Shaw
We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award is Jo Shaw. Jo was presented with her award at the UACES 47th Annual Conference in Krakow, Poland.
"Jo fully deserves the UACES life-time award for her scholarship on EU law and her comparative constitutional ethnography of citizenship. She also deserves it as a good citizen of academia who has devoted much of her time to building institutions and networks where academic research could flourish. Most importantly, she is also a people-builder who has helped countless numbers of young academics to grow and find their way in the academic jungle that we call our home."
— Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute
Read more about Jo's award here.
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.
UACES has, on occasion, presented special awards to practitioners and academics.
The UACES Practitioner Prize was awarded to David Edward, a practitioner of EU affairs who had made an outstanding contribution to the development of the EU and its policies or law.
The prize was awarded in 2008 at the 38th UACES Annual Conference in Edinburgh, UK.
In recognition of her particular 'Contribution to European Studies on the island of Ireland', an award was presented to Elizabeth Meehan of Queen's University Belfast. The presentation was made at the 36th UACES Annual Conference in Limerick, Ireland.