UACES has presented two special awards, in 2006 and 2008.
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.