The application process in this project was in two steps. The user-panel sorted through all the applications that came in according to the guidelines together with the Council. Ten applications went to second round, to a panel of international experts appointed by the council.
These experts were anonymous during their assessment of the applications, but their names have afterwards been released in this article from the Council
Dorte Gyrd-Hansen - Denmark
Jan Lünemann - Switzerland
Jessica Van Oosterwijck - Belgium
Jesus Castro - Spain
Jos WM van der Meer - The Netherlands