Preparatory committee

The European Press Prize’s Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) – consisting of seven members from seven countries, speaking thirteen languages – is in charge of selecting the shortlist for each category; a daunting task. Hundreds of pieces and projects in all forms journalism can be conducted in, written in all possible European languages and on every conceivable subject. They read and re-read, compare the incomparable and select a number of projects to translate or investigate. All in order to select a handful of entries to be submitted to the judges.

Peter Preston

Peter Preston is the chairman of the Preparatory Committee. He was the editor of the Guardian in London for twenty years. Read more ›

Heikelina Verrijn Stuart

Heikelina Verrijn Stuart is a lawyer, philosopher of law and journalist. Read more ›

Konstanty Gebert

Konstanty Gebert is Senior Policy Fellow and head of the Warsaw office at the European Council on Foreign Relations since 2011. Read more ›

Denis Staunton

Denis Staunton is the London Editor of The Irish Times. He joined The Irish Times in 1997. Read more ›

Belinda Goldsmith

Belinda Goldmsith is Editor-in-Chief of the Thomas Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of the news providing organisation. Read more ›

Nikos Chrysoloras

Nikos Chrysoloras is the Bureau Chief in Brussels at Bloomberg News. Read more ›

Patrice Schneider

A press freedom enthusiast, Patrice Schneider started his publishing career as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia at the end of the 1980s. Read more ›

Uffe Riis Sørensen

Uffe Riis Sørensen is member of the board of the Jyllands-Posten Foundation. Read more ›