The 10th edition of the Hubert Curien Award has been awarded to Amalia Ercoli Finzi!
The Hubert Curien Award is a historic biennial Eurisy endeavour commemorating the legacy of its founding father. The prestigious Award recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space. Every two years, a high-level international jury selects a winner among a list of nominated candidates. Any person or organisation demonstrating dedication in the field of international cooperation in space science and technology, or in the promotion of space applications and their benefits to society, is eligible for a nomination.
This time we celebrate Amalia Ercoli Finzi for her lifelong commitment and work in space exploration!
Professor Hubert Curien, sometimes referred to as the spiritual father of European space, was active as President of CNES and in ESA before becoming minister of Science and Space in France. As the Founding President of Eurisy in 1989, Hubert Curien painted the visionary picture of a new generation of cross-sector scientists who would “go beyond their own specialisation” and “aim to encompass the whole complexity of human, cultural, environmental systems in which society evolves”, in order to “provide decision-makers as well as citizens with the indispensable elements for big society choices”. By acting collectively to bridge space and society, Eurisy preserves and carries forward this vision.
Creating public awareness of the importance of these issues and informing young people in particular of the humanly and vocationally rewarding prospects offered by satellite systems: these are the tasks assigned to Eurisy.
All individuals, teams or institutions with proven merits in bridging space and society are eligible to be nominated by Eurisy members.
Terms of reference
Article 1. Work in all fields of activities is eligible, provided it is a valuable contribution to the objectives of helping society to benefit from space. No geographic restriction applies.
Article 2. All nominations must clearly state the merits for which a person/ team/ institution are nominated. In the case of the nomination of a team or an institution, its representative must be clearly identified in the application form.
Article 3. Eurisy Full Members have the exclusive prerogative to nominate one or more candidates for the award. The Full Members’ delegates to Eurisy will be invited to nominate individuals/teams/institutions on behalf of their organisation using the online application form.
Article 4. The Eurisy Council representatives will select a shortlist of five outstanding candidates. The Hubert Curien Award Jury will select the final laureate among the five candidates of the shortlist, through successive ballot votes until a majority is reached for one candidate.