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Summary of the first six months

Bankia donates more than a million euros to 270 NGOs after its employees achieve their objectives

The bank upped its investment in the ‘Red Solidaria’ charitable programme by almost 60%, benefiting 82,500 people in all Spain’s autonomous regions and provinces

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By  Communication Bankia

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23 August 2018 - 11:00

  • The project acknowledges worker’s compliance with clients by allocating subsidies to social projects selected by the employees themselves
  • The programme fosters labour integration, services for people with disabilities, local development and relief in situations of poverty and people at risk of marginalisation, among others

Bankia invests more than a million euros in supporting a total of 270 NGOS in all Spain’s autonomous regions after bank employees succeed in meeting their objectives for the first half of the year.

The bank increased its investment in the programme by almost 60% compared to the same period last year. By June it had mobilised a total of €1.031 million compared to €652,000 allocated in 2017.

The ‘Red Solidaria’ project acknowledges the workforce’s achievements by allocating subsidies to social projects selected by the employees themselves. It supports and subsidises NGOs with grants of between €1,000 and €10,000 per annum.

During the first half of the year, a total of €82,500 people benefited from this programme, which fosters integration in the workplace, assistance for people with disabilities, local development and aid for people in poverty and people at risk of marginalisation.

“Red Solidaria is a programme that depends on the everyday work of bank employees, which strengthens its symbolism. This allows us to highlight the professionalism and commitment to society of everyone who works at Bankia, and to support local charitable projects”, said Bankia’s Corporate Social Responsibility manager David Menéndez.

Menéndez said that “this motivates bank employees and is a good example of corporate sustainability” and that “one of the greatest strengths of Red Solidaria is that it is far reaching, supporting projects in all Spain's provinces”.

Projects by Autonomous Regions

Bankia has devoted almost €300,000 starting up 71 social projects selected by employees in the Community of Madrid; almost €150,000 to support 39 NGO programmes in the Valencia Region and almost €100,000 driving a total of 28 initiatives by associations and foundations in Andalucia; 25 in Cataluña and 20 in Castilla y León.

The bank has also donated more than €60,000 euros to support 15 projects in Castilla-La Mancha; almost €50,000 to 13 social projects in the Islas Canarias and almost €30,000 to carry out 14 initiatives in the Murcia Region, seven in La Rioja and six in Galicia. Red Solidaria has also been able to launch ten projects in the Islas Baleares with an investment of €18,000 thanks to its employees’ compliance with objectives.

The contribution was made possible by the results obtained by all the bank’s divisions: Retail Banking, Business Banking, SMEs, Private Banking, Specialised Business, Multi-Channel Business and Central Services.

During the last five editions of the Red Solidaria, which started up in 2012, Bankia has supported more than 900 social projects with more than €6 million, with more than 400,000 direct beneficiaries.

 

 

 

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Collaboration with the health research centres of the Valencian Community IIS LA FE, CIPF, FISABIO and INCLIVA

Dualiza Bankia announces 35 scholarships for Dual Training in medical and clinical research within its Sanec program

This is the third Sanec call promoted by Dualiza Bankia in collaboration with Valencian research centers.
 

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07 February 2019 - 12:15

  • The Sanec program seeks to bring vocational training students closer to biomedical research and to raise awareness about the importance of their work in multidisciplinary health teams
  • Sanec increases the number of positions from 23 to 35
  • The scholarships may be requested before February 23 and the scholarships granted will be announced as of March 26
  • The La Fe Research Institute of Valencia, the Prince Felipe Research Centre, the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community and the Incliva Health Research Institute collaborate with Dualiza Bankia

Dualiza Bankia, the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training carries out all its activities to raise awareness about vocational training, launches the third edition of the Sanec program in the Valencian Community together with the La Fe Research Institute of Valencia, the Príncipe Felipe Research Centre, the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community, and the Incliva Health Research Institute.

The Sanec program will create scholarships for 35 students enrolled in the first year of Vocational Training health care degrees. The training has to be carried out in public and private educational centres of the Valencian Community authorized by the Regional Government of Valencia for the dual modality of the following degrees:

  • Clinical and Biomedical Laboratory
  • Health care documentation and administration
  • Diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine
  • Pathological anatomy and cytodiagnosis

The scholarship students will be part of groups or platforms of the research centres through a scholarship that will take place during this and the next school year. It will have a maximum remuneration of 4,000 euros for 1,000 effective hours of work, and will contribute to Social Security.

The scholarships can be applied for before February 23 and the results will be announced as of March 26.

Sanec seeks to bring health care students closer to the world of biomedical and clinical research by including them in research groups or the scientific technology platforms of health research centres.

The objective is raising awareness about the importance of the vocational training senior technicians in work teams. The purpose is to reach a similar model to other European countries where research teams are understood as multidisciplinary groups with differentiated profiles but complementary academic, scientific and technical knowledge features.

All the information corresponding to the current edition of Sanec is available at www.dualizabankia.com as well as on the websites of the different participating centres.

This is the third Sanec call promoted by Dualiza Bankia in collaboration with Valencian research centres after its debut last year. On that occasion, Sanec received a total of 188 requests for 23 positions.

Dualiza Bankia, Bankia’s dual training initiative

Dualiza Bankia is the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training carries out all of its promotion and prestige activities regarding vocational training and dual vocational training, keeping in mind that it improves the employability of students and the competitiveness of companies. And it represents the commitment acquired by Bankia to the promotion of education as a way to improve society, combat inequality and promote greater social cohesion.

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From left to right: area director Bankia Segovia Centro-Sur, José Encinar; Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director Castilla y León, Lola Peñas; president Caja Segovia Foundation, Francisco Reguera; director Caja Segovia Foundation, Rafael Ruiz.

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Bankia supports the Caja Segovia Foundation with 102,000 euros to develop social projects in Segovia

This agreement highlights the sensitivity of the entity towards the associations of the province and with social projects that help the most needy people.

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By  Communication Bankia

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08 February 2019 - 12:45

  • The agreement aims to contribute to the promotion of employment and rural development in the province and improve the quality of life of people who are unemployed, disabled or at risk of social exclusion
  • The agreement also includes other actions to be developed in the province and city of Segovia on environmental and cultural issues during 2019

Bankia supports the Caja Segovia Foundation with 102,000 euros with the aim of developing social projects in Segovia. The agreement aims to contribute to the promotion of employment and rural development in the capital and the province, as well as to improve the quality of life of people who are unemployed, disabled or at risk of social exclusion. In addition, as a novelty this year, it includes actions related to the environment and cultural projects.

The agreement has been signed in the Tapestry Room of the Lozoya tower, headquarters of the Caja Segovia Foundation, by Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director in Castilla y León, Lola Peñas; and the president of the Caja Segovia Foundation, Francisco Javier Reguera. In addition, the area director of Bankia Segovia Centro-Sur, José Gabriel Encinar; and the director of the Caja Segovia Foundation, Rafael Ruiz took part in this event.

The main initiative of the agreement signed between both entities is the '2019 Call for Social Action', for the fifth consecutive year, which will financially support the projects of non-profit organisations working around Segovia, in areas such as training and employment guidance, the development of the rural environment or the improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities and groups at risk of social exclusion.

In addition, the 'Call for Lending of Spaces for Activities’ will be launched. All non-profit organizations with a social or cultural focus in Segovia that want to hold educational, informative or cultural activities can attend at the Caja Segovia Foundation Hall.

Assignment of spaces for social activities

In addition, the agreement will allow for the implementation of environmental actions developed by Segovia’s third sector in the province and opens Bankia's collaboration on cultural issues in collaboration with the Caja Segovia Foundation.

Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director in Castilla y León stressed that "the agreement is aimed at highlighting Bankia’s focus on the associations of Segovia and our commitment with projects that are absolutely necessary for the development of the people of both the city and province of Segovia".

For his part, Francisco Javier Reguera stressed that "the Caja Segovia Foundation considers this agreement a very significant support with which to develop their vocation of service to Segovia".

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Dualiza Bankia turns to the Region of Murcia with 3 courses that start for Vocational Training students

Students will learn the latest web development trends through digital skills training, which will last 60 hours.

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11 February 2019 - 15:00

  • Seventy students will receive training in foreign trade and digital skills
  • Bankia’s Regional Coordinator in Murcia, Ricard Guillem, stressed that this "additional training will help students adapt their profile to the needs of the job market by increasing their employability options"

Dualiza Bankia, the brand of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training through which it carries all its activities to promote and raise awareness about Vocational Training, has started three additional training courses in digital skills and foreign trade with the collaboration of the Regional Government of Murcia.

In total, 70 students will benefit from a training course that will allow them to adjust their profile to two highly in demand sectors.

The courses will be taught at the IES Albares de Cieza-Ditec high school and Comex- and at the CIPFP Carlos III de Cartagena- Ditec-.

Training in digital skills will last for 60 hours, some of which may be taught online. Students will learn about the latest trends in web development.

For its part, the Comex, in foreign trade, will allow students to receive 90 hours of additional training, 60 face-to-face and 30 online, focused on solving practical cases through the Comex Bankia Campus.

This training course will provide knowledge on the economic and financial management of international trade, the risks of foreign trade operations and the hedging alternatives existing in the market, as well as how to think about international expansion in a safe and coherent manner.

The General Director of Vocational Training and Special Education Teachings, Sergio López Barrancos, stressed that "once again, the public-private collaboration promoted by the government is the most powerful tool to improve the training and specialisation of our Vocational Training students". He also added that "Fundación Bankia is a clear example of a company committed to Vocational Training and we are delighted to collaborate with them".

Bankia’s Regional Coordinator for Murcia, Ricard Guillem, underlined how the implementation of these courses "shows Bankia’s commitment to the promotion of education and Vocational Training in the Region of Murcia, since they contribute to increasing social cohesion and fighting inequality." In addition, he added that "the additional training provided by Bankia will help students adapt their profile to the needs of the job market, thus increasing their employability options".

Dualiza Bankia, Bankia’s dual training initiative

Dualiza Bankia is the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training carries out all of its promotion and prestige activities regarding vocational training and dual vocational training, keeping in mind that it improves the employability of students and the competitiveness of companies. And it represents the commitment acquired by Bankia to the promotion of education as a way to improve society, combat inequality and promote greater social cohesion.

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From left to right: the president of the CajaGranada Foundation, María Elena Martín-Vivaldi, and Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director in Andalusia, Joaquín Holgado.

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Bankia supports with 850,000 euros to CajaGranada Foundation to develop social programs in Andalucía

The agreement also includes the call for social action 'We help those who help', in its twenty-fourth edition, which will finance specific projects of NGOs.
 

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14 February 2019 - 12:15

  • The agreement includes the call for social action 'We help those who help', which aims to support social and welfare projects in the region
  • Both entities will promote environmental projects and the rural/local and cultural environment in Andalucía
  • The agreement has been signed by Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director in Andalucía, Joaquín Holgado, and the president of the CajaGranada Foundation, María Elena Martín-Vivaldi

Bankia supports CajaGranada Foundation with 850,000 euros with the objective of financing social programs of associations and foundations in Andalucía that will be jointly managed by both entities through three main lines of action: social action, environment and entrepreneurship.

Bankia’s Regional Director in Andalucía, Joaquín Holgado, and the president of the CajaGranada Foundation, María Elena Martín-Vivaldi, have signed a collaboration agreement whereby Bankia shows its commitment to Andalucía and articulates a large part of its social action in this region through the CajaGranada Foundation, which has experience and knowledge of the region.

The agreement includes, on the one hand, the launch in spring of the 2019 call for social action 'We help those who help', twenty-fourth edition, which will finance specific projects of NGOs and social associations with their projects, mainly, in the provinces of Granada, Jaén, Málaga and Almería.

On the other hand, the agreement includes the implementation of a plan to support environmental programs, as well as a support line for activities to promote entrepreneurship in rural areas in Andalucía and local, social and cultural development activities.

Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director in Andalucía has stressed that "working hand in hand with the CajaGranada Foundation is the best way to help improve the quality of life of the groups that need it most in Andalucía." "We think it’s essential to channel these aids through associations and foundations in the region, which are the ones that really know those needs", added Holgado.

For her part, María Elena Martín-Vivaldi, stressed that "we are honored to go hand in hand with Bankia in the development of social, environmental and local development projects promoted by the CajaGranada Foundation". "Thanks to this collaboration, we can devote more resources to collaborate with the associations and NOGs of the region, which are so beneficial to different groups of disadvantaged people and at risk of exclusion."

Bankia thus maintains its commitment to Andalucía and channels part of its social responsibility lines through the CajaGranada Foundation.

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Bankia consolidates and reinforces its commitment to society through five priority lines of social action: employment and training, housing, local and rural development, disability and the environment. The financial institution focuses its social investment on these areas and maintains its commitment to society through the involvement of its entire structure and professionals. The Corporate Social Responsibility policy is all-encompassing and approachable, as it links the social actions of the bank with its business in the areas in which the professionals themselves find socio-economic problems and vulnerable groups.

CajaGranada Foundation

The CajaGranada Foundation has a history of more than 125 years focusing on its strong social vocation in Granada, Jaén, Almería and the rest of Andalucía. Its main project, the Cultural Center Memory of Andalucía, celebrates 10 years of activity at the service of citizens. An event that the CajaGranada Foundation celebrates in 2019 with a complete list of activities. The Foundation’s social media presence has increased since the launch of the free financial education app that now has over 63,000 subscribers thus reaching a significant percentage of Andalucían citizens.

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