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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Cooperation International

19 nominations from 9 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 XXXVII edition


The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2017 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 16th and 17th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVII edition in their history. Nineteenth candidatures, from nine different countries, have been nominated for this award.

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 International Cooperation shall be conferred on those “whose work together with another or others constitutes an outstanding contribution at an international level to the development and fostering of public health, universal education, the protection and defence of the environment or social and economic development.”

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 16th 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 17th 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:

  • Rosa María Calaf Solé
  • Pedro Duque Duque
  • Paula Farias Huanqui
  • Gloria Fernández-Lomana García
  • Christiana Figueres
  • Margareta Hauschild
  • Emilio Lamo de Espinosa Michels de Champourcin
  • Jerónimo López Martínez
  • Patricio Lorente
  • Rafael Matesanz Acedos
  • Jaime Montalvo Correa
  • Juan Carlos del Olmo Castillejos
  • Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, Marquis of Oreja
  • Luis Sánchez-Merlo Ruiz
  • Rafael Sánchez Ortega
  • Enrique Fernández-Miranda y Lozana, Duke of Fernández Miranda (acting secretary)

technical data

  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 71-15
  • Carrier: 5
  • Rx Frecuency: 12576.0 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
  • 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

Phone: + 34 91 512 9450/ 9498


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