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The European Expertise and Expert Institute will grant an annual award to the author of a scientific contribution relating to judicial expertise.

The objective of this award is to promote knowledge of judicial expertise in Europe by studying its functioning, the governing principles, the applicable case law and the judicial framework in which it is used, in all countries of the European Union.

Scientific contributions of any kind (thesis, monography, article, etc.), written in English or French, or in any other language that the Committee may admit for a given year (or, where applicable, translated into one of these languages), and published in the two preceding years, are eligible.

They will be evaluated by the EEEI Scientific Committee until 30 April of the year concerned, and the award will be handed over at the EEEI Annual General Meeting in May or June. The author may, on this occasion, present the results of his work.

The award is of an honorary nature. In principle, it is not linked to the allocation of a sum of money. However, if the work is intended for publication, the prize may include a financial contribution to facilitate publication.

The EEEI reserves the right not to award the prize if the contributions collected do not allow an author to be distinguished.

Regarding the 2020 EEEI award, contributions written in French or English which were published, exceptionally between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2019, are eligible. Applications may be submitted between 1 September 2019 and 31 January 2020 by sending a nomination paper and an electronic version of the contribution to Ms Nathalie Sillon (, Secretary of the Institute.

Béatrice Deshayes & Etienne Claes