The Dirk Vandersypen Award Society
On 30 May 2000, the Dirk Vandersypen Award Society was founded. Members are Ann De Roo, Anna Van der Wee, David Adams, Elke Vandersypen, Hilde Vanosmael, Ine van Agtmaal, Jan Kwaspen, Jan Servaes, Joel Simon, Leo De Bock, Leo de Haes, Liesbet Walckiers, Marc Van Glabbeek, Niek De Roo, Peter Keijers, Stev Van Thielen, Tom Hoste, Walter Vandersypen and Yves Declercq.
Herman Portocarero, writer and former Belgian ambassador to Jamaica and Cuba
Peter Piot, director of United Nations Aids Fund
Rigoberto Lopez Pego, Cuban film-maker
Sergio Ramirez, writer and former vice president of Nicaragua
Jos Bouveroux, editor-in-chief, radio news department VRT (Flemish Radio and Television)