The FPdGi is launching the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards with the aim of promoting and fostering initiative and effort, scientific research and artistic creativity, solidarity and the development of talent in young entrepreneurs and innovators who are driven to build a more just world in a globalised setting, and who have the capacity to take risks and the necessary motivation to bring about changes in society.
A total of five awards will be presented: four individual prizes for young people (aged between 16 and 35) who undertake a project, launch a business, or begin an endeavour, especially one that involves difficulty or risk, that is capable of creatively inducing positive changes in society, and another prize for an organisation that works for young people, especially in fostering entrepreneurial spirit, employability and workplace integration, education and academic success, vocation and talent.
The awards in detail
Princess of Girona Foundation Social Award (individual): Designed to recognise young social entrepreneurs with projects that foster the integration of marginalised groups or those at risk of exclusion.
Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award (individual): Designed to recognise young scientists (including human and social scientists) with outstanding projects or research experiences in their discipline that are enterprising, innovative and show strong potential for future development.
Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award (individual): Designed to recognise talented young people involved in promising work in any discipline of the arts and literature, and which serves as an example and inspiration for other young people.
Princess of Girona Foundation Business Award (individual): Designed to recognise young people who show entrepreneurial initiative in the execution of an original and viable business project.
Princess of Girona Foundation Organisation Award: Designed to recognise the outstanding work of an organisation that works for young people, especially one which fosters entrepreneurial spirit, employability and workplace integration, education and academic success, vocation and talent.
The call for nominations for the 2016 FPdGi Awards opened on 25 June and closed on 30 November 2015. The official announcements of the winners in each category will be made in the same way as in previous years, at individual events held in different Spanish cities during the months of March and May. The award ceremony will take place in Girona at the end of June 2016.