Member federations are reminded to submit nominations for the FEPA Medals as well as for the Certificates of Appreciation. They should reach Vice President Giancarlo Morolli at latest by 23 April 2022.
The FEPA medal 2021 for exceptional study and research will be delivered on the basis of evidence shown in publications presented in years 2020 and 2021. This is an important showcase as it enables the authors to get European visibility for the books, as they are reviewed in our magazine and presented on the website. Due to the breadth of subjects and related competences required to assess the research, the Board will appoint a panel of experts for advice. For the first time, in addition to the paper copy, a pdf file is requested in consideration of difficulties in enabling all concerned to see the printed version due to the pandemic. As a matter of fact, lacking this possibility, in 2021 the evaluation was delayed, books from the RPSL library were used and experts called in to support the Board that could not convene as in the past.
The Certificate of appreciation 2021 is a simple, effective way to reward a society (not a member federation) for outstanding activities and for its services to the local community. When receiving the award, the recipients always show joy and enthusiasm, also in view of announcing such acknowledgement to their own local community and becoming more visible, hence attracting more attention and support and, hopefully, new members.