The CEACS Certificate of Merit was introduced in order to recognize exceptional contributions made to the development of Canadian Studies in the Central European region. These may be in such areas as teaching excellence; the creation of new and innovative Canadian Studies courses; the establishing of Canadian Studies Centres; lifelong achievement and commitment to Canadian Studies; publishing in the area of Canadian studies; the translation of Canadian texts; the organization of conferences promoting Canadian studies; or other contributions that clearly aid the promotion of Canadian Studies.
Every three years members may nominate individuals for the award. Those selected as recipients are then present with their certificate at the triennial conference of the CEACS. So far the following awards have been made (clicking on the names takes you to the texts of the citations).
2006 - 4th International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Debrecen, Hungary
Anna Jakabfi, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
2009 - 5th International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Sofia, Bulgaria
Michelle Gadpaille, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Maria Huttova, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Petr Kylousek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Judit Molnar, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Ana Olos, North University of Baia Mare, Romania
2012 - 6th International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 - 7th International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Zagreb, Croatia
Corina Panaitescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
Klara Kolinska, Metropolitan University, Prague, Czech Republic
Katalin Kurtosi, University of Szeged, Hungary
Eva Martonyi, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Piliscsaba, Hungary