The annual EUPRIO Awards provide an opportunity for our members to demonstrate their professional excellence and originality.

Every year we all get involved in projects at our universities that make a real difference. These might be centred on the way you handle the pandemic, student or staff communications, public engagement or perhaps media relations. Even more, all of them represent an acknowledgement that universities need to communicate effectively with all their key audiences.

Therefore, the Awards are a chance to showcase these projects, share best practice and receive recognition from our peers for a job well done.

Furthermore, the judging and presentations take place at EUPRIO’s annual conference. Consequently, this is an ideal opportunity to highlight what makes your university communications practice distinctive.

Finally, the selection of the winning project, together with the second and third placed ones, takes into account the votes of conference delegates and a jury made up of members of the EUPRIO Steering Committee.

EUPRIO invites one person representing the winning university to attend next year's conference - which will include an opportunity to present a workshop/lecture if they wish - with all travel and accommodation expenses covered. The second and third-placed universities will receive a trophy and a certificate. 


The Euprio Awards Jury

Ludo Koks, Utrecht University - The Netherlands (chair)

Petra Köppl, Charles University, ILPS - Czech Republic

Hannamaija Helander, Helsinki University - Finland

Martin Herrema, Freelance - United Kingdom 

Florence Lauriac, Toulouse INP - France


The Euprio Awards 2022


The deadline for presenting your entry is June 30, 2022

Go to the Awards call 2022


The Awards 2022 winners will be awarded during the General Assembly at the EUPRIO Conference in Zurich on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.



The Euprio Awards Winners 2019

First prize

"POP SCIENCE", University of Silesia in Katowice - Poland

Second prize

"360upf", Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona - Spain

Third prize

"Making the Conferment Ceremony a hot media phenomenon", University of the Arts Helsinki - Finland

Martin Herrema, Chair of the EUPRIO Awards Jury in 2019, said:

“The Jury and audience vote for this project was recognition of its great success in promoting science by engaging the public in a very broad-based way. We were particularly impressed by the large amount of sponsorship income secured by the project organisers at a time of great pressure on university budgets all over Europe.”