Horvat Vanek Prize

Horvat-Vanek Research Prize


The Horvat-Vanek Prize is awarded every two years to a research article of outstanding quality written by a young researcher in one of the IAFEP (International Association For the Economics of Participation) fields of interest. The prize aims to promote promising research on cooperatives and economic democracy.


Eligibility: In order to be considered for the prize, researchers and PhD students aged 35 or under must submit a research article in English. The maximum length of the paper is 10,000 words. The author or co-authors of the paper must all be under 35. The paper may be a working paper or, exceptionally, a paper published no more than one year before the date of the conference. Publication date is measured by the month and year of the journal issue. The paper must be presented at the conference.


Submission: To apply for the Horvat-Vanek research prize, applicants must submit their paper one month before the conference to the email address given in the call for paper.


Selection process: The IAFEP Scientific Council meets on the last day of the conference to select the winner(s). The Council will evaluate the papers based on their originality, methodological rigor and contribution to the field of economics of participation. The Council reserves the right not to award the prize.


Prize: The Horvat-Vanek research prize consists of a monetary award of 1000 euros, along with a certificate of recognition. The winner(s) will be announced at the biannual conference of the IAFEP and arrangements will be made for the prize to be delivered to the recipient(s).