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Princess of Asturias Awards

05/04/2018

The jury meeting for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

26 nominations from 17 different countries are in the running for this award, the thirth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVIII edition 

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The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, the thirth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on May 8th and 9th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVIII edition in their history. Twenty-six candidatures, from seventeen different countries, have been nominated for this award.

As stated in the Regulations, 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 International Cooperation shall be aimed at recognizing “individual or collective work, in cooperation with another or others, to develop and promote public health, universal education, the protection and defence of the environment, as well as the economic, cultural and social advancement of peoples.”

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

The members of the Jury will hold a first meeting with the media at 11:00am (GMT+2:00) on Tuesday 8th in the hotel’s “Salón de Consejos” (first floor) immediately prior to its formal constitution and the start of its deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday 9th in the “Salón Covadonga” of the hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

The reading of the jury’s decision will be 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:

  • Maite Arango García-Urtiaga
  • Josep Borrell Fontelles
  • Mitchell Codding
  • Beatriz Domínguez-Gil González
  • Paula Farias Huanqui
  • Mbuyi Kabunda Badi
  • Emilio Lamo de Espinosa Michels de Champourcin
  • Daniel López Acuña
  • Jerónimo López Martínez
  • Jaime Montalvo Correa
  • Teresa Ribera Rodríguez
  • Rafael Sánchez Ortega
  • Luis Sánchez-Merlo Ruiz
  • Gustavo Suárez Pertierra
  • Rosa María Calaf Solé (acting secretary)

technical data

Europa
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 87-60
  • Carrier: 9
  • Rx Frecuency: 11562 MHz  
  • Band: Ku  
  • Polarization: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
America
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Carrier: Feed 1 TSA America
  • Rx Frecuency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9

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