AESOP issues each year three awards: for excellence in teaching, best published paper and best congress paper
Encouraging planning schools to apply new pedagogical approaches, technologies and learning techniques in ways which enhance theories, knowledge and skills necessary for good planning practice.
Celebrating the work of scholars and professionals in the field of planning publishing in European planning journals. Annually, the Editorial Boards of almost 50 European planning journals are invited to nominate the best published papers of their journal for the prize.
Promoting and disseminating high-quality congress papers and to stimulate the willingness of congress participants to submit and present full congress papers of high quality.