After a careful proces of setting up the criteria, selecting candidates and creating a prepared
shortlist of nominees by a committee of Nyenrode University, a list of names is now on the desk of
the international jury.
Benton, mrs Melanie Schultz van Haegen, mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and jury chairman mr
At the Award Ceremony, held on Friday november 9, mr King will announce the winner to the
The selection and election protocol are part of a closed proces. Candidates can not be nominated
from outside the protocol and the jury’s voting procedure leading to the final decision is secret.
The Prix Voltaire International will be granted for the first time this year and will be organised on an annual basis.