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Princess of Asturias Awards

06/25/2021

The jury meeting for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord

35 nominations encompassing 16 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, now in their 41st edition

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fThe meeting of the Jury responsible for awarding the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, the last of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on 30th June. The awards will be bestowed this year for the 41st time in their history. Thirty-five candidatures, encompassing sixteen different nationalities, have been nominated for this award.

As is usual, the Jury for the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord will be mainly composed of members of the Foundation's Boards of Trustees. Due to the situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jury meetings are planned to be held via videoconference. 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 Concord shall be aimed at recognizing “the work of defending and advancing human rights, as well as promoting and protecting peace, freedom, solidarity, world heritage and, in general, the progress of humanity.”

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 Wednesday 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:

  • Adrián Barbón Rodríguez (acting president)
  • Pedro de Silva Cienfuegos-Jovellanos (acting secretary)
  • Fernando de Almansa Moreno-Barreda, vizconde del Castillo de Almansa
  • José Ramón Álvarez Rendueles
  • Ernesto Antolin Arribas
  • Carlos Barrasa Ruiz
  • Philippe Boisseau
  • Antonio Brufau Niubó
  • Alfredo Canteli Fernández
  • Carlos Casanueva Varas
  • Manuel Contreras Caro
  • Jacobo Cosmen Menéndez-Castañedo
  • José Antonio Fernández Carbajal
  • Pedro Luis Fernández Pérez
  • José Antonio Fernández Rivero
  • Luis Fernández-Vega Sanz
  • Emilio Ferré Solé
  • Ignacio Garralda Ruiz de Velasco
  • Ana González Rodríguez
  • Jaime Gorbeña Yllera
  • Belén Gualda González
  • Alicia Koplowitz Romero de Juséu, marquesa de Bellavista
  • Laureano Lourido Artime
  • Alfredo Mahou Herráiz
  • Marcelino Marcos Líndez
  • Pedro Martín Barón
  • César Menéndez Claverol
  • Adolfo Menéndez Menéndez
  • Carlos Navalpotro Fuster
  • José Oliu i Creus
  • María del Pino Calvo-Sotelo
  • Gregorio Rabanal Martínez
  • Helena Revoredo de Gut
  • Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Juan Sánchez-Calero Guilarte
  • Gonzalo Sánchez Martínez
  • Antonio Suárez Gutiérrez
  • Gonzalo Urquijo y Fernández de Araoz
  • Manuel Villa-Cellino Torre
  • Ignacio Ybarra Aznar

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