The award is given in recognition of outstanding service contributions to European Epileptology. The award consists of a diploma and carries no monetary value. It is announced in conjunction with the European Congress on Epileptology to which the awardee will have the registration fee waived. Awards are made no more than once every two years and to a maximum of one awardee on every occasion.
Individuals in Europe of any profession that have made outstanding service contributions to European Epileptology and that have not received the Ambassador of Epilepsy Award are eligible for the European Epilepsy Service Award.