Recognitions and Awards


EDEN is promoting and inspiring professionals by Recognising Excellence.



EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards

The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in the field of open, distance and e-learning, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition. See the awarded Fellows and Senior Fellows here.

Best Research Paper Award

Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops.

A robust selection process guarantees the high-standing of these awards for contributions to the field of open, distance and e-learning. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, with the support of a distinguished Jury. Read more and see the winners here.


Best Practice Award

This newly introduced award highlights and promotes best practices and encourages educational stakeholders to participate, share and collaborate.

See winners of the EDEN 2015 Annual Conference Best Practice Award here.

See the winner of the 2015 EDEN Open Classroom Conference Best Practice Initiative Award here.


Poster Prize

The Poster Prize has been launched at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona. Delegates could vote for their favourite posters during the conference by sticking a gold star on the posters. All delegates received three stickers at the registration desk upon arrival.

Based on the votes received from the conference delegates the Best See the winners in 2015 here.


Young Scholar Award

EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars is offered at the 2015 Annual Conference, following up the Young Researchers’ Scheme introduced in 2014 in Oxford thanks to the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University.

See the winners in 2015 here.


EDEN Badges

The European Distance and E-Learning Network has extended its quality and excellence recognition with the launch of open badges which aim to help colleagues within the EDEN Network to communicate their achievements and skills acquired via their participation in EDEN activities. See more here.


The Best Practice Award and the Young Scholar Award are initiatives of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The downloadable publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.