The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) is an international organisation of SF professionals and fans who are committed to promoting science-fiction in Europe and European science-fiction worldwide.
The organisation was founded at the first European Science Fiction Convention, Eurocon, which was held in 1972 in Trieste, Italy.
One of their aims is encouraging people who are active in SF-fandom with their award. The next awards will be decided at the Eurocon in Dortmund.
Here is the list of the Achievement Awards:
And here are the Hall of Fame Awards:
New are the Chrysalis Awards, that basically replace the Encouragement Awards, but with changed rules. The basic change is that it is for new authors and artists, no matter of their age.