General prize committee
Working within the “Prize” Foundation in Milan, the General Prize Committee is composed of twenty members of international renown from all over Europe, and is selected from among the most distinguished figures in the humanities, sciences and arts.
The General Prize Committee establishes the subject areas for the awards and decides on the winners from among the nominations entered by the world’s most important international cultural institutions – universities, research institutes and academies – at the Foundation’s request.
Salvatore Veca (Italy)

Professor of Political Philosophy at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia

Enric Banda (Spain)
Research Professor of Geophysics at the Institute of Earth Sciences in Barcelona, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC); former Secretary General of the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg; Member of the Academia Europaea and of the Barcelona Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts
Paolo Matthiae (Italy)
Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and History of Art of the Ancient Near East at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"; Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
Étienne Ghys (France)

Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Pure and Applied Mathematics Unit, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon; Member of the Académie des Sciences, Paris
H. Charles J. Godfray (United Kingdom)

Hope Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Jesus College; Fellow of the Royal Society
Bengt Gustafsson (Sweden)

Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Uppsala; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
Jules A. Hoffmann (France)

Distinguished Class Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Emeritus), Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Strasbourg; Professor at the University of Strasbourg; former President of the Académie des sciences, Institute de France, Paris; 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or  Medicine
Luciano Maiani (Italy)

Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the University La Sapienza, Rome; Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, and of the American Physical Society
Thomas Maissen (Switzerland)

Director of the German Historical Institute in Paris; Chair in Early Modern History at the University of Heidelberg; Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Erwin Neher (Germany)

Professor Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen; Member of the Academia Europaea; Foreign Associate Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Society, London; 1991 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology
Antonio Padoa Schioppa (Italy)

Professor Emeritus of Legal History at the University of Milan; former President of the Istituto Lombardo, Academy of Sciences and the Humanities in Milan; Corresponding Foreign Fellow of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Institut de France, Paris
Dominique Schnapper (France)

Research Director at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris; Honorary Member of the French Conseil Constitutionnel; Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
Gottfried Scholz (Austria)

Professor Emeritus of Music Analysis at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna; Fellow of the Sudetendeutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste, Munich
Marjan Schwegman (The Netherlands)

Director of the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam; Professor of Political and Cultural History of the Twentieth Century, Utrecht University
Quentin Skinner (United Kingdom)

Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London; Fellow of the British Academy and of Christ's College Cambridge; Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
Karlheinz Stierle (Germany)

Professor Emeritus of Romance Literature at the University of Constance; Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften; Corresponding Fellow of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, Institut de France, Paris; Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome  
Victor Stoichita (Romania/Spain/Switzerland)

Chair of Modern Art History at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Visiting Professor at the Istituto di studi italiani, University of Lugano; Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
Peter Suter (Switzerland)

Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Geneva; Former President of the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences
Marc Van Montagu (Belgium)

Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics at Ghent University; Chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach (IPBO), Ghent
Carlo Wyss (Switzerland)

Former Director for Accelerators at CERN; Expert in the design of superconducting acceleration cavities and magnets, for series manufacture by industry.
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