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Princess of Asturias Awards

09/02/2016

The jury meeting for the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord

33 nominations from 20 different countries are in the running for this award, the last of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVI edition 

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The jury responsible for conferring the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord will meet this coming 5th and 6th September in Oviedo. This is the last of the eight international awards convened by the Princess of Asturias Foundation this year, in this its XXXVI edition.

As stated in the Statutes of the Foundation, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord shall be conferred on those “whose work contributes outstandingly to the defence of human rights, to the promotion of peace, freedom, solidarity, the protection of heritage and, in general, to the progress and understanding of humanity”.

Thirty three candidatures from Austria, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, East Timor, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Corea, Switzerland, The United States, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and Spain, have been nominated for this award.

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the accolade, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia.

The jury for the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord –which, as usual, will be composed largely of members of the Boards of Trustees of the Foundation– will meet at the Reconquista Hotel.

Deliberations will commence at 6.00 p.m. on Monday, 5th September, in the hotel’s Salón Covadonga (Chapel) and the jury’s decision will be made public at 12 noon the following day, Tuesday, in the same room. Following this, the members of the jury may be interviewed.

This is the last of the eight Princess of Asturias Awards to be bestowed this year, in what is their XXXVI edition. Previously, the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts went to the Spanish actress and stage director Núria Espert, the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities went to the American photojournalist James Nachtwey, the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences was conferred on British Historian Mary Beard, the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research was bestowed on the American mechanical engineer Hugh Herr, the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports went to the Spanish triathlete Javier Gómez Noya, the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature went to American writer Richard Ford and the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation was conferred to The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement.

The signal will be openly transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website: www.fpa.es

Jury composition

The Jury, which is to meet at the Reconquista Hotel, will be made up of the following members:

  • Íñigo Abarca Junco
  • José María Arias Mosquera, conde de Fenosa
  • Antonio Basagoiti García-Tuñón
  • Antonio Brufau Niubó
  • Sol Daurella Comadrán
  • Javier Fernández Fernández
  • Felipe Fernández Fernández
  • Pedro Luis Fernández Pérez
  • José Antonio Fernández Rivero
  • Emilio Ferré Solé
  • Santiago García Granda
  • José Luis García Palacios
  • Ignacio Garralda Ruiz de Velasco
  • Antonio Huertas Mejías
  • Alicia Koplowitz Romero de Juséu, marquesa de Bellavista
  • Wenceslao López Martínez
  • Teresa Mallada de Castro
  • Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez
  • José Oliu i Creus
  • Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Ángel Carlos Ron Güimil
  • Pedro Sanjurjo González
  • Andreas Schierenbeck
  • Antonio Suárez Gutiérrez
  • Ángel Antonio del Valle Suárez
  • José María Villanueva Fernández
  • Juan-Miguel Villar Mir
  • Santiago de Ybarra y Churruca, conde de El Abra
  • Pedro de Silva Cienfuegos-Jovellanos (acting secretary)

technical data

Europa
  • Satélite: Hispasat 1D
  • Posición orbital: 30º West
  • Transpondedor: 87
  • Portadora: 7  
  • Frecuencia Rx: 11594.0 MHz  
  • Banda: Ku  
  • Polarización: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codificación: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9
América
  • Satélite: Hispasat 1E
  • Posición orbital: 30º West
  • Transpondedor: 133
  • Canal: Feed TSA
  • Frecuencia Rx: 12052 MHz
  • Banda: Ku
  • Polarización: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codificación: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9
  • Audio PID: 0x21
  • Vídeo PID: 0x30
  • PMT PID: 0x34

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