Promoting Excellence in Planning Education and Research


AESOP aims to achieve its goals by organising a heterogeneous set of events, awarding achievements in teaching and writing, by managing a Quality Recognition programme and by supporting projects.

AESOP issues each year three awards:
the Excellence in Teaching Award, the Best Published Paper Award and the Best Congress Paper Award.
AESOP aims to achieve its goals through the organization of an heterogeneous set of events: AESOP Heads of Schools meetings, AESOP PhD workshops, AESOP Annual Congress, AESOP Lecture Series.
Quality Recognition (QR) is a programme for continual quality support based on voluntary grounds, peer support and sharing of best practices for the improvement of teaching and pedagogy.
An AESOP Project is a specific task or initiative, intended to enhance and strengthen the activities of the Association, entitled to receive a special financial support, provided no costs are recurring to the Association.