Gold Medals

The criteria for the Gold Medals of EFS is presented below

Gold Medals are awarded to individuals who have made a major contribution into European Sexual Health including sexual medicine, sexology and sex education and/or involvement in sexual politics and policy making over at least a decade.

Criteria for the Gold Medals

The following criteria should be met:

  • The nomination should be submitted by a bona fide paid up Association or Society of the Federation. Each Association or Society can make one recommendation per round and will be given at least three months notice sent to the last address registered for annual subscriptions.
  • The recommendations are submitted to the General Secretary and President of EFS. After the closing date the nominations are passed to the existing holders of the Gold medals. When this number exceeds 8, a sub group of previous gold medal holders will be agreed and a chairman agreed.
  • The recommendations for awards (maximum of 4 in any 2 year period) will then be fed back to the executive committee for endorsement. There may be additional medals awarded in exceptional cases.
  • The Executive committee can make further recommendations if less than 4 are submitted by the paid up associations or societies
  • The nominees should have the following characteristics:

1. Be a member of an EFS Association or Society
2. Been working in the field of sexual medicine, sexology, sexual education or sexual politics and policy making for at least 10 years.
3. Be based within Europe.
4. Have, or have held, a relationship with the European Federation of Sexology and within the European movement of sexology.
5. The nominee will be in good standing.

Below is a picture of an EFS gold medal:

Gold Medal Winners

2004 winners (presented in 2006)

Erwin Haeberle Maj-Briht Bergstrom Wallan

2006 winners (George Abrahams presented in 2008)

Willy Pasini with Robert Porto George Abraham

2006 winners (George Abrahams presented in 2008)

Antonio Palha Koos Slob
Chiara Simonelli Kevan Wylie with Robert Porto

2010 Winners

Left to Right: Rosemary Coates (President of WAS), Pedro Nobre (President of Oporto Congress), Osmo Kontula (Gold Medal Winner 2010), Antonia Palha (GMW 2008), Zvi Zuckerman (GMW 2010), Francisco Allen Gomes (GMW 2010), Kevan Wylie (GMW 2008), Chiara Simonelli (GMW 2008) and Robert Porto.

Francisco Allen Gomes
with Robert Porto
Zvi Zuckerman
with Robert Porto and Chiara Simoneilli
Osmo Kontula with Robert Porto
and Kevan Wylie

2012 Winners

Piet Nijs (Belgium)
with Antonio Palha
Petr Weiss (Czech Republic)
with Robert Porto
Luca Incrocci (the Netherlands) with Chiara Simonelli
and Kevan Wylie

2014 Winners

Salvatore Caruso (Italy) - Mehmet Sungur (Turkey) - François Giuliano (France) - Michael Crowe (United Kingdom)

2016 Winners

Robert Porto (France) - Aleksandar Stulhofer (Croatia)