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Novia Salcedo Foundation, 2013 Prince of Girona Foundation Organisation Award

The Prince of Girona Foundation Awards are presented during the IMPULSA Forum, which will be chaired by TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias and of Girona, on 26 June at the Girona Auditorium

21/03/2013

The Prince of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) has today announced the winner of its Organisation Award 2013, which recognises the outstanding efforts of an organisation that works for young people. The jury, formed of the members of the FPdGi Advisory Council Elisa Durán (Assistant General Manager of the "la Caixa" Foundation), Benita Ferrero-Waldner (former European Commissioner) and Anna Maria Geli (Rector of the University of Girona); the General Coordinator of the Spanish Red Cross, Toni Bruel, and Nacho Sequeira, Director of the Exit Foundation, the organisation that won the award in 2010, have decided to present this year’s award to the Novia Salcedo Foundation, for its impressive track record and extraordinary results in helping young people to integrate into the workplace with its specific and well defined programmes that cover a very broad range of actions. The foundation’s success rate in the critical current context has set the benchmark in the sector.

The Novia Salcedo Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Bilbao that has more than 30 years of experience. Its mission is to help young people integrate professionally and socially into today’s constantly changing world. Its activity centres on integrating young people into the workplace, raising awareness in society and developing research and knowledge in applied social innovation. The foundation has achieved the following results: 5,000 openings for young interns, 1,000 organisations have joined the project, 2,000 initial contracts obtained and a scholarship fund through businesses of €3.6 million. The annual budget for 2011 was €5.4 million.

With a prize of €10,000 and a reproduction of a sculpture by Juan Muñoz, the Prince of Girona Foundation Awards arepresented during the IMPULSA Forum, which is being held on 26 and 27 June and will be presided over by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias and of Girona.

 

Round table: "How can we encourage improvement and change among young people at risk of social exclusion?"

The award announcement was made at the headquarters of the Marianao Private Foundation in Sant Boi de Llobregat, the winner of last year’s award. This was followed by a round table discussion entitled "How can we encourage improvement and change among young people at risk of social exclusion?", moderated by Elisa Durán, Assistant General Manager of the "la Caixa" Foundation, with interventions by Daniel Osías, Head of the Educating Community Area of the Marianao Private Foundation; Toni Bruel, General Coordinator of the Spanish Red Cross; Nacho Sequeira, Director of the Exit Foundation; and Marta Gimeno, founder of the portal uolala.com. The discussion revolved around the reflections of young person Mamadou Sailou.

 

Prince of Girona Foundation Awards 2013

The Prince of Girona Foundation Awards are intended to encourage initiative and effort and promote research and creativity, solidarity and the development of the talent of young people who wish to build a fairer world in a global environment. The Awards therefore recognise projects and initiatives developed by young entrepreneurs who are willing to take risks and are driven by a wish to prompt change in society.

The Prince of Girona Foundation Awards consist of four individual awards –aimed at 16 to 35 year olds– and one for organisations. The latter, the Prince of Girona Foundation Organisation Award, acknowledges the track record of enterprising institutions that work to benefit young people. In the individual categories, the Prince of Girona Foundation Social Award singles out young social entrepreneurs with projects that encourage the integration of groups that are either marginalised or at risk of exclusion; the Prince of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award rewards scientific experiments or projects, including those involving human and social sciences with high potential for future development; the Prince of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award distinguishes talented young people involved in promising work in all disciplines of the arts and literature that inspire other young people; and the Prince of Girona Foundation Business Award rewards young people with business enterprise in the performance of an original and viable business project.

This year the awards have seen record participation, with over double the applications received last year. In this edition, a total of 32 organisations were nominated for the Prince of Girona Foundation Organisation Award.

 

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