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 and a chairman will be 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
Abraham George (Switzerland) - 2006
Bergstrom Wallan Maj-Briht (Sweden) - 2004
Caruso Salvatore (Italy) - 2014
Crowe Michael (UK) - 2014
Giuliano François (France) - 2014
Gomes Francisco Allen (Portugal) - 2010
Haeberle Erwin (Germany) - 2004
Incrocci Luca (The Nederlands) - 2012
Kontula Osmo (Finland) - 2010
Nijs Piet (Belgium) - 2012
Palha Antonio (Portugal) - 2008
Pasini Willy (Switzerland) - 2006
Porto Robert (France) - 2016
Simonelli Chiara (Italy) - 2008
Slob Koos (The Nederlands) - 2008
Stulhofer Aleksandar (Croatia) - 2016
Sungur Mehmet (Turkey) - 2014
Weiss Petr (Czech Republic) - 2012
Wylie Kevan (UK) - 2008
Zuckerman Zvi (Israel) - 2010