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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

34 nominations encompassing 18 different nationalities are in the running for this Award, the last of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, which are now in their 40th edition


The meeting of the Jury responsible for awarding the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, the last of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on 25th June. The awards will be bestowed this year for the 40th time in their history. Thirty-four nominations encompassing eighteen different nationalities, have been nominated for this award.

As an exceptional measure, the Jury meeting will be held via video conference due to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jury’s acting secretary will be appointed by the Foundation, as established in the Regulations for the Awards. Furthermore, its chairperson will be the same as in the previous edition so as to facilitate the holding of the meeting, as approved by the institution’s Board of Trustees.

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 symbolizing the accolade, a diploma, an insignia and a cash prize of €50,000.

The Jury’s decision will be announced at the end of the meeting that same Thursday morning/early afternoon via a press release and on the Foundation’s website and social networks. A recording of the reading of the Minutes of the Jury by its chairperson will also be made available to the media via the Virtual Press Room.

Jury composition

The jury will be made up of the following members:

  • Maite Arango García-Urtiaga
  • Eugenia Bieto Caubet
  • Francisco de Paula Bisbal Pons
  • Mitchell Codding
  • Beatriz Domínguez-Gil González
  • Paula Farias Huanqui
  • Enrique Fernández-Miranda y Lozana, Duke of Fernández-Miranda
  • Luis García Montero
  • Daniel López Acuña
  • Jerónimo López Martínez
  • Íñigo J. Losada Rodríguez
  • Sami Naïr
  • Juan Carlos del Olmo Castillejos
  • Gustavo Suárez Pertierra (acting president)
  • Gloria Fernández-Lomana García (acting secretary)

Information of interest



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