The Association of European Geological Societies (AEGS) connects geological societies all over Europe. In 2006, the AEGS Executive Committee established an award named for Prof. Percival Allen FRS, one of the AEGS's founders. This medal is given biennially to a geoscientist for outstanding achievements in the field of international relations in Earth Sciences. Other than a distinguished record in fostering international relations in geosciences, there are no special eligibility criteria. The Award Committee announces the laureate at the Meetings of AEGS (MAEGS).

Dr. Jens Dieter Becker-Platen from Germany (at MAEGS-15, held in Tallinn 2007) and Dr. Eduardo de Mulder from Netherlands (at MAEGS-16, held in Cluj-Napoca) were the previous recipients of the Percival Allen Medal Award. During the 2011 MAEGS-17 meeting held in Belgrade, this prestigious distinction was awarded to Dr. Marcian D. Bleahu from Romania.