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Five types of awards will be granted

Bankia, the FSMCV and the IVC hold the second edition of the 'Bankia Awards for musical talent'

The periodicity of these awards is biennial, having held the first edition in 2017 and where the amount of each of the five categories amounts to 20,000 euros.
 

Communication Bankia

By  Communication Bankia

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06 May 2019 - 14:00

  • The aim of these awards, part of the 'Bankia Escolta Valencia' program, is to support the development of Valencian society through the recognition of individuals and entities that develop excellent projects that serve as national and international reference points in the different fields of music
  • Nominations may be submitted until 30 June and the prize money for each of the five awards will be 20,000 euros

Bankia, the Federation of Musical Associations of the Comunitat de Valencia (FSMCV) and the Institut Valencià de Cultura (IVC) have announced the second edition of the 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent', open to candidates until 30 June.

The aim of these awards, part of the 'Bankia Escolta Valencia' program, is to support the development of Valencian society through the recognition of individuals and entities that develop excellent projects that serve as national and international reference points in the different fields of music.

The 'Bankia Awards for Musical Talent' have five categories: 'Valencian Musician Award', 'Valencian Vocational Training Award', 'Valencian Researcher Award', 'Music Education Project Award', and 'Music Entrepreneurship Award'.

The awards are granted every two years; the first edition was held in 2017 and the amount for each category is 20,000 euros.

The president of the FSMCV, Pedro Rodríguez, pointed out that "these awards are an important drive to make the musical talent of the Valencia Region known. There are numerous Valencian musicians who are making an extraordinary contribution to music both in our country and abroad, and these awards are a way of acknowledging their great contribution to culture".

Bankia's corporate manager in Valencia and Castellón, Jaime Casas, underlined that "the second edition of these awards shows Bankia's commitment to music associations, social and cultural phenomenon of enormous proportions in the Comunitat de Valencia spread along the entire region".

From the Institut Valencià de Cultura, Marga Landete, Deputy Director of Music and Popular Culture, pointed out that "the Valencian music industry needs to be known and recognised and these biannual awards make it visible by rewarding the careers of outstanding people in our music industry".

Award categories

  • The 'Valencian Musician Award' will reward a professional Valencian musician who carries out relevant work in music, whether nationally or internationally. Thus, the prize is aimed at performers, directors, composers, teachers or musicians who develop their activity in one or more musical fields. Their curriculum, career, relevance and potential will also be valued.
  • The 'Valencian Vocational Training Award' will reward an instrumental or vocal ensemble. The group must have a minimum of three members and be an independent legal entity, not depend on any public administration and be based in the Comunitat de Valencia. The jury will also assess their career, national and international relevance and professional future.
  • The 'Valencian Researcher Award' will reward a researcher who has generated knowledge, innovations or contributions related to music in any field, such as education, culture, sociology, history, economics, etc. The jury will also assess research work such as doctoral theses or master's dissertations, and any publication or editorial project. Relevance, scientific rigour, originality and the potential of the study to transform or improve the music industry will also be taken into account.
  • The 'Music Education Project Award' will be granted to a Valencian school that develops an innovative educational project related to music education in any area: either by creating educational materials or by using music to create new opportunities for the students. Any type of public or private school that provides regulated or non-regulated training will be eligible for this award. However, university or postgraduate education projects and higher education centres cannot participate.
  • The 'Music Entrepreneurship Award' is aimed at any private legal entity or natural person located in the Comunitat de Valencia that carries out a business activity related to music. The jury will take into account its trajectory, innovative dimension and capacity to meet society's demands.

The nominations submitted will be evaluated and selected by a jury made up of relevant personalities from the world of culture and cultural institutions, which will be chaired by the chairman of the FSMCV. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on 7 September at the Palau de la Música in Valencia.

'Bankia Awards for musical talent' first edition

The winners of the first edition of these awards in 2017 were:

  • 'Valencian Musician Award' - Carles Santos Ventura ex aequo with Llorenç Barber Colomer.
  • 'Valencian Vocational Training Award' - Capella de Ministrers ex aequo with Spanish Brass.
  • 'Music Researcher Award' - Jorge Sastre Martínez.
  • 'Music Education Project Award' - 'Experimentarts: music, creativity and collaborative learning' from the IES Arabista Ribera secondary school in Carcaixent.
  • 'Music Entrepreneurship Award' - Consolat de Mar SL.

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More than 70 people take part in the Dualiza Encounter of the Bankia Foundation to promote Dual Vocational Training in La Rioja

Key sectors of La Rioja's economy and a dozen educational centres participated in this encounter organised in Logroño by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training.

Bankia Comunicación

By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 May 2019 - 00:00

  • 7 key sectors of La Rioja's economy have been present
  • The director of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, underlined that this meeting “is part of the commitment that, from Dualiza Bankia, we have with education and with La Rioja”

More than 70 people attended the first Dualiza Encounter organised in Logroño by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training - through its Dualiza Bankia brand - and the national association of FPEmpresa centres, together with the Federation of Entrepreneurs of La Rioja and the regional government.

The director of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, underlined that “this Dualiza Meeting is part of the commitment that, from Dualiza Bankia, we have with education and with this region. We firmly believe that a boost to Vocational Training and its dual modality will contribute to greater social cohesion and we want to continue working to achieve this”.

The General Director of Education of the Government of La Rioja, Miguel Ángel Fernández, wanted to thank both Dualiza Bankia and FPEmpresa for their cooperation and encouraged both institutions to continue their support to the region.

For his part, the chairman of FER, Jaime García Calzada, stressed that “vocational training and dual vocational training are a response to the needs of the labour market, which usually evolves very quickly, and therefore vocational training must be in constant evolution, with cycles that respond to this demand, to these increasingly specialised profiles. We want an open, flexible education system, close to companies and permanently adapted to the reality of the economic and business sectors”.

The event, held at the Think Tic, seeks to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of Dual Vocational Training in La Rioja with the aim of seeing how it can be promoted, getting more centres and more companies to collaborate in its promotion, and discovering which are the keys to achieving a model of excellence that is sustainable over time.

To do so, companies belonging to 7 key sectors in the economy of La Rioja (IT, automotive, mechanical manufacturing, renewable energy, graphic arts, installation and maintenance, and electricity and electronics) and a dozen educational centres have exposed the main obstacles encountered and have posed their doubts when implementing the dual.

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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Bankia and Sa Nostra Foundation provide 120,000 euros to support the social programmes of 33 associations in the Balearic Islands

The 33 entities selected may be financed from a minimum of 2,000 euros and up to a maximum of 8,000 euros.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 May 2019 - 11:45

  • A total of 43 proposals have been submitted to the first edition of the call for proposals ‘Aid to Social Action Projects 2019’
  • The selected associations will carry out projects in the areas of employment, local development, the elderly and disabled, which will benefit more than 48,000 people.

Bankia and Sa Nostra Foundation will provide 120,000 euros in support of 33 associations in the Balearic Islands that have submitted their initiatives to the call for proposals ‘Aid to Social Action Projects 2019’. The projects of these associations will benefit more than 48,000 people.

The 33 entities selected will carry out social programmes in the areas of employment, local development, the elderly and disabled people with the aim of improving the quality of life of groups at risk of social exclusion in the Balearic Islands.

The projects may be financed from a minimum of 2,000 euros and up to a maximum of 8,000 euros and, in no event may the amount received exceed 70% of the total cost of the project.

The beneficiary entities in this first edition are as follows:

  • Associació Estel de Llevant.
  • Hermanas Caridad San Vicente de Paul.
  • Aspanadif.
  • APNEEF. Asociación de Personas con Necesidades Especiales de Ibiza y Formentera.
  • Aproscom Fundació.
  • Fundació Pere Tarrés.
  • Patronat Agrupació Prominusvàlids Psíquics de la Comarca d'Inca.
  • Fundació Projecte Home Balears.
  • ABDEM. Asociación Balear de Esclerosis Múltiple.
  • Fundació Natzaret.
  • Amadiba.
  • Treball Solidari.
  • Fundación Aldaba.
  • Fundación Aspace Baleares.
  • Fundación Rana.
  • Aspaym Balears.
  • ASPROM.
  • ALAS. Associació de Lluita Anti-Sida de les Balears.
  • Fundació Sant Joan de Déu Serveis Socials Mallorca.
  • Fundació IReS.
  • Fundació Patronat Obrer de Sant Josep.
  • Alcer Illes Balears. Asociación para la lucha contra las enfermedades de riñón.
  • Coordinadora Balear de Persones amn Discapacitat.
  • Asociación La Sonrisa Médica.
  • Fundació Projecte Jove.
  • Fundació Tutelar Demà per a persones amb trastorn mental greu.
  • ASDICA.
  • Associació Mallorca Sense Fam.
  • Can Gazà. Institut contra l’exclusió social.
  • Asociación para la rehabilitación de accidentados cerebrales de Baleares.
  • Asociación Zaqueo.
  • Fundació d'ajuda integral a les persones Monti-Sion Solidària.
  • ‘Sa Colometa’ Associació de Familiars de Persones amb Discapacitat de les Pitiüses.

The grants will be awarded to the associations at an event held on 18 June at the Sa Nostra Foundation headquarters in Palma de Mallorca, which will be attended by representatives of the selected projects.

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Bankia enters the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index of most sustainable companies

Bankia directs its management model and its business strategy towards, and in this context, the group has a Responsible Management Plan 2019-2020.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 May 2019 - 09:45

  • The index distinguishes European companies that have shown great progress on environmental, social and good governance issues
  • This recognition confirms Bankia’s strong commitment to sustainability

Bankia has joined the Euronext Vigeo Index Eurozone 120, an index that recognises the bank's commitment to developing the best sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance practices.

To be part of this index, which is reviewed every six months, the rating agency Vigeo Eiris evaluates up to 330 indicators according to the Equitics methodology. The 120 Eurozone companies included in the index have reached the highest valuations in the last revision.

The scores are based on criteria that include analysis of six dimensions: human rights, the environment and climate change, employment policies, relations with stakeholders, corporate governance, and contribution to economic and social development.

In 2012, the New York Stock Exchange and Vigeo launched these sustainability indexes on the market, whose companies are chosen after a thorough analysis of their social, environmental and good governance risks.

Bankia directs its management model and its business strategy towards sustainability and generating value for the environment. In this context, the group has a Responsible Management Plan 2019-2020 to respond to the sector challenges in the coming years.

This plan has three fundamental challenges: preventing risks in the social, environmental and good governance areas; supporting management with greater control over the processes, fostering continuous improvement and responding to the expectations of stakeholders; and driving leadership, so that Bankia is at the forefront of its sector in so far as sustainability.

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From left to right: the secretary general of the Red Cross, Leopoldo Pérez; Bankia's Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations, Amalia Blanco; and the director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bankia (CSR), David Menéndez.

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Within the framework of the collaboration of both entities since 2014

Bankia is allocating 450,000 euros to Red Cross social programs that promote employability

"Red Cross represents all the values ​​of Bankia's social footprint and we both work to improve the employability of people in vulnerable situations," said the Deputy Director General of Communication and External Relations of Bankia, Amalia Blanco.

Communication Bankia

By  Communication Bankia

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28 May 2019 - 12:00

  • The bank supports the programs 'Help for +45 employment', 'Re-qualification of people affected by the financial crisis' and 'Initiatives to improve employability for female victims of gender violence'
  • A total of 11,475 people have participated in these initiatives since 2014 through group guidance sessions and individual advice, academic training and internships at partner companies, with a hiring rate of 45%
  • Bankia has supported the Red Cross with 3.8 million euros in employment programs that have been carried out in 32 provinces in the last six years

Bankia supports Red Cross social programs with 450,000 euros in 2019, focusing in particular on one of Bankia's main social action strategy: the employability of particularly vulnerable people.

Bankia's Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations, Amalia Blanco, the director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bankia (CSR), David Menéndez, and the secretary general of the Red Cross, Leopoldo Pérez, participated in the signing of the collaboration agreement, which was held at Bankia's headquarters in Madrid.

Since 2014, Bankia and the Red Cross have been carrying out employment programs that have benefited a total of 11,475 participants, of which 5,195 got hired, which amounts to a hiring rate of 45%.

During the last six years, the bank has supported the programs 'Help for +45 employment', 'Re-qualification of people affected by the financial crisis' and 'Initiatives to improve employability for female victims of gender violence' with a total of 3.8 million euros.

Bankia has promoted a total of 14 requalification projects for people affected by the crisis, 24 projects aimed at improving the employability of people over the age of 45, and six projects to improve access to employment for women who are victims of gender-based violence.

Amalia Blanco highlighted the "complete trust that Bankia has in the Red Cross because of its great experience, capillarity and knowledge about the most urgent problems in society". "It is an example of social commitment and we admire its continuous work, tirelessly, 24 hours a day and on all continents", she said, and ensured that "it is the best ally”.

"The work carried out by the Red Cross with people does not only seek to alleviate specific situations in the short term, but also to provide real and practical support with programs tailored to the most demanded profiles in the market," said the general secretary of the Red Cross.

In addition, the Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations of Bankia highlighted the high level of success in hiring -more than 45% of the participants have found jobs-, the high capillarity of the programs launched, which have reached almost 32 towns in Spain in these last six years, and the involvement of 1,100 collaborating companies.

Amalia Blanco also stated that the work of the Red Cross "represents all the values of Bankia's social footprint: proximity, direct commitment, a sense of urgency and everyone's involvement".

According to Leopoldo Pérez, "collaboration between Bankia and the Red Cross is an important contribution to improving the employability of particularly vulnerable people". "Together, we have been committed to working on programs to support unemployed people over the age of 45 with significant family responsibilities, women victims of gender violence and people to whom the crisis has affected more strongly", he remarked.

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