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Black Pearl Awards - It's nominations time again!


Don't miss your chance to nominate your star of the rare disease community, or enter yourself, for one of the next EURORDIS  Pearl ABlack Pearl Awardswards!
The 13 award categories recognise the outstanding efforts of individuals, organisations, companies, researchers, scientists, media, and policy makers in bringing about change to improve the lives of the 30 million people in Europe and 300 million worldwide living with a rare disease.

Nominations can be submitted from anywhere in the world until Sunday, 10th September 2023 (23:59 Central European Time)!
Among all the nominations received, the EURORDIS Board of Directors will select the awardees in October 2023. A few finalists will be selected for the Social Media Award, for which the winners will be determined by a public vote. The awardees will then be presented with their awards at the official Ceremony in February 2024, to mark the occasion of Rare Disease Day. 
Read more about the categories below and click to make your nomination in just a few minutes.
Any questions regarding the nomination process? Do not hesitate to contact Martina Bergna, EURORDIS Events Manager, at


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