The Kings of Spain will preside over this Monday afternoon in Barcelona, the ceremony of delivery of the prizes Foundation Princess of Girona, which recognize the talent of those under 35 years in several areas, and which this year celebrates ten years. The ceremony will be attended also for the first time the princess of Asturias and of Girona and the infanta Sofía, in the midst of the protests announced for various groups pro-independence. The act will not attend any authority of the government, or the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau. Yes it will be the first deputy mayor of Barcelona, the socialist Jaume Collboni, as well as the president of the Provincial council of Barcelona and the mayor of L’hospitalet, Nuria Marín. The Spanish Government will be represented by vice-president-in-office, Carmen Calvo, and will also be attended by the president of the Senate, Manuel Cruz.
“the Whole world is concerned in Catalonia, by the political situation because we live very very difficult time, but our function is that this event will be perfect and recognize the talents of young people,” he said this morning at a press conference, Mónica Margarit, general director of the Foundation Princess of Girona. This is the first time that the awards ceremony is held outside of Girona, after the city council refused in 2018 to lease the municipal auditorium for the event. Then he moved to the town of Vilablareix, in the province of Girona, in a facility of the chefs Roca brothers, and this year will be held in Barcelona.
A large device to protect the King Cacerolada of the CDR for the King’s visit to Barcelona
The event will not attend any authority of the government, or the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau. Yes it will be the first deputy mayor of Barcelona, the socialist Jaume Collboni, as well as the president of the Provincial council of Barcelona and the mayor of L’hospitalet, Nuria Marín. The Spanish Government will be represented by vice-president-in-office, Carmen Calvo, and will also be attended by the president of the Senate, Manuel Cruz.
The Kings and their daughters arrived last night to Barcelona and are staying at the hotel Juan Carlos I, located next to the Palace of Congresses of Catalonia in which the event is held, a shielded location to cal and singing the forces and security corps of the State and the Mossos d’esquadra. The Kings held this morning have had a meeting with some of the winners in the nine previous editions.
this year’s award recipients are the stage director Rafael Rodríguez Villalobos in the section of Arts and Letters, and that will be also the responsible of the ceremony; the neurologist Ignacio H. Medrano (prize Company), the mathematician Xavier Ros-Oton (prize for Scientific Research) and the social entrepreneur Begoña Arana (award status). In the edition of this year is awarded for the first time an International award, that has fallen on Maria Jammal, co-founder of the humanitarian organization Humanity Crew.
Francisco Belil, president of the Foundation Princess of Girona, has said this morning that they have achieved “very good part of our goals,” he recalled some figures: 7000 young people have participated in programs, three thousand teachers who have been trained in these programs, thousand mentors, 200 experts and 150 employees. “All this would not have been possible without the more than 90 companies of the board of trustees which form part of the board,” he said.
on the occasion of the 10th anniversary, the foundation has also published the book “When we had the answers we changed the questions”, written by the journalist of THE COUNTRY, Juan Cruz, and in which are collected the experiences of some of the award winners.