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Felipe Campos Rubio, 2013 Prince of Girona Foundation Social 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

09/04/2013

The Prince of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) has today announced the winner of its Social Award 2013, which recognises young social entrepreneurs with projects that promote the integration of marginalised groups or people at risk of exclusion. The jury, formed of Jordi Gutiérrez, member of the FPdGi Advisory Council and Director of Communication at CEIM, José Antonio Torrico, Director of the Marianao Private Foundation, María Zapata, Director of Ashoka Spain, Sebastián Mora, Secretary General of Caritas Spain, and Cristóbal Colón, founder and Chairman of the La Fageda Cooperative, have decided to present this year’s award to Felipe Campos, for his long-standing personal commitment to local social issues, his leadership capacity, his exemplary attitude and his fight to gain equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups of people, in a very difficult social context.

Felipe Campos Rubio (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 1984) has spent more than 10 years working in the social sphere and from the age of 22 has been Director General of the Ítaca Educational Association, which has been declared a public-interest organisation by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. He studied Business Science and has taken several business courses at institutions such as ESADE and the Ramon Llull University. Over recent years the Ítaca Educational Association has led a series of social projects designed to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the Collblanc-La Torrassa area of Barcelona (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat). Felipe Campos Rubio also teaches at several education centres such as the Pere Tarrés Foundation and the Catalan Association of Librarians.

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.

 

Debate: "Leisure activities and work, the two keys to integrating people with mental health problems"

The award announcement was made at the La Fageda Cooperative in Girona, where the jury was convened. This was followed by a debate entitled "Leisure activities and work, the two keys to integrating people with mental health problems", moderated by Cristóbal Colón (founder and Chairman of the La Fageda Cooperative) and with interventions by Edgar Vinyals (founder of the Sarau Inclusive Leisure Association and winner of the FPdGi Social Award 2012), Angel Belzunegui (Deputy Director of the Social Inclusion Chair at the Rovira i Virgili University) and Xavier Trabado (Chairman of the association Obertament and of the Catalan Federation of Mental Health Organisations).

 

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 23 nominations were received for the Prince of Girona Foundation Social Award

 

 

 

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