Preparatory committee

The European Press Prize’s preparatory committee (PrepCom) – consists of members from different European countries, speaking a multitude of languages. The PrepCom is in charge of selecting the shortlist for each category; a daunting task. Hundreds of pieces and projects come in – in all shapes and sizes – written in all possible European languages and on every conceivable subject. The PrepCom reads and re-reads, compares the incompatible, and selects a number of projects to translate or investigate. All in order to narrow it down to a short selection of entries that is to be submitted to the judges.

Denis Staunton

Denis Staunton is the chair of the preparatory committee. He is London Editor of The Irish Times. Read more ›

Anna Husarska

Anna Husarska is a Franco-Polish journalist writing mostly in English and
Spanish. Read more ›

Bartosz Wieliński

Bartosz Wieliński is a Polish journalist and Deputy Editor in Chief of the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. 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 ›

Heikelina Verrijn Stuart

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

Ida Nyegård Espersen

Ida Nyegård Espersen is a Danish journalist and member of staff at the investigative team at the Danish newspaper Berlingske. 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 ›

Maria Louka

Maria Louka has studied psychology and for the last 10 years she has been working as a journalists based in Athens. 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 ›

Şebnem Arsu

Şebnem is a Consultant Editor for The Independent newspaper, with a journalistic background in Turkey and its region for over 20 years. Read more ›