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UACES Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded annually to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the development of European Studies

UACES Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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.

2022 Recipient Prof Loukas Tsoukalis

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award in European Studies is Prof Loukas Tsoukalis.

 

Loukas Tsoukalis

 

 

"Loukas Tsoukalis has made a tremendous contribution to European Studies. A proud Greek, Loukas understood what it meant to come from a small, relatively poor, and peripheral state. He brought those insights to the study of centre-periphery dynamics in the EU. Loukas’s long-term interest in EMU led him to analyse the conditions under which EMU might work and the degree of convergence necessary for a stable currency. As a life-long social democrat, solidarity mattered to him. Above all, his work was characterised by a strong normative commitment to the project of European integration. His 2016 In Defence of Europe was a plea for a new European grand bargain that would reset the EU on a better and safer path." - Prof Brigid Laffan Emeritus Professor European University Institute (EUI)

 

"Loukas, it has been an honour for me to follow in your footsteps not only at Oxford’s St Antony’s but also as a Greek cosmopolitan and a passionate Europeanist. Your clarity of mind, pedagogic brilliance, sharpness of prediction and generosity of spirit to colleagues have been and continue to be an absolute inspiration for us all. " - Prof Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Oxford University

 

"This award acknowledges an impressive and exceptional achievement.  From the start, Loukas’ work on European integration has had breadth – from economics to politics - offering original and thought-provoking analyses.  He has also himself been an eloquent advocate of the European cause he has studied: a ‘true’ European, with an élan few academics can match.  He has been a high-level policy advisor, both in Athens and Brussels  And, at home, he also helped to create one of Greece’s most highly-regarded think-tanks.  He was a ‘class’ act to follow at the LSE.  He has straddled the European stage and has remained respected by all throughout." - Prof Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics

 

Previous Winners

Year
Year

Recipient
Recipient

Year
2021

Recipient
Dr Ann Kennard

Year
2019

Recipient
Nonna Mayer

Year
2018

Recipient
Drew Scott

Year
2017

Recipient
Jo Shaw

Year
2016

Recipient
Simon Bulmer

Year
2015

Recipient
Geoffrey Edwards

Year
2014

Recipient
Brigid Laffan

Year
2013

Recipient
Neill Nugent

Year
2012

Recipient
Emil Kirchner

Year
2011

Recipient
Wolfgang Wessels

Year
2010

Recipient
Michael H Smith

Year
2009

Recipient
Beate Kohler Koch

Year
2008

Recipient
Alan Milward

Year
2007

Recipient
William Paterson

Year
2006

Recipient
Helen Wallace and William Wallace

Year
2005

Recipient
John Pinder