FPdGi Awards

The 2019 FPdGi Awards winner announcement tour kicks off

The announcement events will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Business), Seville (Arts and Literature), Caceres (Social), Santiago de Compostela (Scientific Research) and Girona (the new International Award) between February and April.


The Princess of Girona Foundation is launching this year’s tour of different cities around Spain during the first quarter of 2019 to announce the winners of its annual Awards in the categories of Scientific Research, Business, Social, and Arts and Literature.This year, the organisation is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to mark the occasion it will be running an extraordinary series of activities starting with this tour and continuing throughout the year until November, when it will hold a large-scale event in Barcelona.This grand finale, which will be attended by all the winners, will include the award ceremony and, as always, young people will take centre stage throughout the event.


Once again, four capitals of young talent have been chosen as the venues for the announcement events. In each of these meetings there will be a disruptive innovation workshop for a maximum of 200 young people led by entrepreneur Xavier Verdaguer,plus a special dynamic event presenting the Foundation’s values during which the jury of experts —who will have met in the city during the morning— will announce the name of the winner in each category. The events will also involve the participation of humourist and journalist Juan Carlos Ortega, winner of the 2016 Ondas Award, among other interventions, and the FPdGi Award winners.

This annual initiative aims to increase the visibility and social presence of Spain’s young people by recognising four young role modelsin the fields of business, scientific research, culture and social projects who stand out for their entrepreneurial and innovative attitudeand their transformative capacity. Through these awards, the FPdGi once again seeks to demonstrate its commitment to building a country-wide community in which talent and training guarantee future opportunities for all young people.The 2019 Princess of Girona Foundation Awards come with a prize of 20,000 euros,double the amount offered in previous editions.

The events announcing each winner will be attended by authorities, experts in the field of the particular award and members of civil society in general, in addition to the young people and members of the jury. Also taking part in the meetings will be winners from previous editions. These very dynamic events essentially showcase the FPdGi’s most valuable assets and focus firmly on young people in the present and the future.

New International Award
Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, the FPdGi has created a new international prize which recognises the work of young people from any country in the world in any of the four categories mentioned above. The nomination period for candidates closed at the end of November last year, and the winner will be announced in Girona after the meeting of the jury of renowned experts, bringing the tour to a close.

Four capitals of young talent
After the success of the Business Award announcement in Tenerife last year, the FPdGi is returning to the Canary Islands for the first stop on this year’s tour. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be hosting the jury meeting and subsequent announcement of the winner of the 2019 FPdGi Business Award at th  Gran Canaria Conference Centre (INFECAR) on 6 February.

Seville’s Aquarium (20 February), theSan Francisco Cultural Complex inCaceres (6 March) and the CIMUS (Singular Research Centre in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases) inSantiago de Compostela (27 March) have been chosen as the venues for the winner announcements in the Arts and Literature, Social, and Scientific Research categories, respectively. On each stop during this year’s tour, the FPdGi will also be holding activities linked to its programmes focusing on young people’s professional development (Talent Rescuers) and teacher training on innovative education (Educating Entrepreneurial Talent).

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