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Bankia supports Casa Caridad in the distribution of more than 1,000 food rations every day throughout April

The entity actively collaborates with Casa Caridad's social project since 2014, helping those most vulnerable people in society, as is evident in its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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02 April 2019 - 09:30

  • The financial institution will cover the expenses of the NGO soup kitchen as part of the ‘solidarity month’
  • The bank, which also supports the annual Three Kings festival with the donation of gifts to children, allocates 50,000 euros per year to the association

Bankia supports Casa Caridad in the distribution during the month of April of more than 1,000 food rations a day in its soup kitchens between lunches, dinners and the distribution of bags with food and snacks among users who come daily to the NGO to make use of this basic service.

This initiative is part of the annual agreement whereby Bankia supports Casa Caridad with 50,000 euros. In addition to covering the cost of the meals that the institution distributes to people in need in Valencia during the ‘solidarity month’, the bank also collaborates with the association to acquire the Three Kings’ gifts for the children enrolled in association nursery schools.

The chairman of Casa Caridad, Luis Miralles, thanked “Bankia's ongoing commitment to the NGO, providing resources and volunteers, so that we can continue with our daily activity. Services that range from the most basic needs to personalised attention to help our users in the search for work or housing and the accompaniment to reintegrate themselves into society”.

The corporate manager of Bankia in Valencia and Castellón, Jaime Casas, underlined that “we are proud and privileged to be able to work hand-in-hand with a benchmark association in the region that performs essential work to cover the most basic needs of Valencian citizens”.

Priority social action

Bankia has collaborated continuous with Casa Caridad’s social projects since 2014, within its social action lines, whose priority is to respond to the needs of today’s society and, especially, to all actions aimed at supporting the most vulnerable people and to guarantee their most basic needs are covered.

The bank has allocated more than 300,000 euros to support the NGO for covering the expenses related to its soup kitchens and the Christmas holidays with the distribution of gifts among the younger users of the charity association.

Among its initiatives, Bankia has shown its commitment to actions such as the donation of 60,000 euros for the adaptation and furnishing of the Social Multi-centre, dedicated to caring for the homeless in a state of convalescence, families and minors at risk of exclusion.

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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.

About Casa Caridad

Casa Caridad Valencia is a private charitable institution, declared of public usefulness, dedicated to meeting the most basic needs of homeless people and people at risk of social exclusion. Currently, its services include soup kitchens, shelters, nursery schools, daycare centres, hygiene and health programs, leisure outings and housing and employment programs. In addition to the headquarters, the charity has a Social Multi-centre in Benicalap (Valencia) aimed at providing services to ill people and dysfunctional families. Each year it distributes more than 300,000 food rations, its shelters host more than 40,000 homeless people and the nursery schools take care of 150 children between 1 and 3 years old.. Through these services, the Department of Social Work supports social reintegration with personalised follow-up. It has a team of almost 300 volunteers. In addition to its own centres (headquarters at Paseo de la Pechina, Benicalap's Social Multi-centre and Torrent's Nursery School), the association manages another soup kitchen in Valencia.

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At the fair that runs from tomorrow until 19 May

Bankia and the CajaGranada Foundation collaborate with the Science Area of the Granada Book Fair

Both entities contribute to the scientific dissemination of a project organized by the CSIC just as the 80th anniversary of the history of the Higher Council for Scientific Research is commemorated.
 

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09 May 2019 - 12:30

  • Both entities sponsor the space dedicated to science at the Book Fair to host conferences, workshops and book presentations

Bankia and the CajaGranada Foundation are collaborating on the Granada Book Fair, which is being held from tomorrow until 19 May, through sponsorship of the activities that will take place in the Science Area of the Book Fair, a space that hosts conferences, workshops and book presentations.

The Science Area is a project arranged by two CSIC centres in Granada, the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA) and the Zaidín Experimental Station (EEZ), as well as the CSIC Deputy Vice Presidency for Scientific Culture CSIC and the Book Fair of Granada itself.

This space makes it possible to bring science to people who are not necessarily scientists and to integrate science into an event that encompasses the entire city. Science has become another activity within the fair and, in fact, the Book Fair already calls itself "a celebration of books and knowledge".

The programming of the Science Area revolves around a specific theme during each edition of the Granada Book Fair. In 2019 the chosen theme is 'The Periodic Table', as a tribute to its 150 years of life. This theme has allowed us to define a cross-cutting and multidisciplinary program.

Thus, using the elements of the periodic table and combining research and literature, chemistry and art, we will talk about nutrition, psychiatry, environmental pollution or biology, we will talk about exoplanets and the origin of the universe and showcase the cutting-edge science that is carried out in Granada. All this will be done through talks, workshops, audiovisual elements, etc.

Moreover, 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the Spanish National Research Council. The Science Area at the Book Fair will be used to advertise the most important scientific institution in our country, and its initiatives for spreading and disseminating science, especially its collection of popular books, 'What do we know about?'.

Over the next few days, the Science Area of the Book Fair will include science experts and speakers such as Adela Muñoz, Josefa Masegosa, Ana Ramírez, Nuria Campillo, Esther Bazán, Javier Praena, María Ángeles Marín, Marisa Pérez, Blanca Gutiérrez, Jorge Gervilla, Germán Tortosa, Miguel Ángel Matilla, David Martín, Enrique Pérez, Sergio Navas, José Luis Gómez, Daniel Guirado, Hugo Carretero, Ramón Nogueras, Rocío Pérez, Giselle Libertad and Susana Escudero.

For Bankia and the CajaGranada Foundation, collaboration with the Science Area of the Book Fair is another step in its commitment to spreading knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, disciplines that increasingly go hand in hand thanks to experiences such as this one, the Jaén Literary Awards, the Francisco Ayala Digital Narrative Award and the Gravite Festival; similarly sponsored by Bankia and the CajaGranada Foundation.

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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.
 

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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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Attendees of the Dualiza Bankia Meeting in Ávila show their satisfaction with the event to promote dual vocational training

Attendees discussed the situation of vocational training in sectors such as health, transport and logistics, installation and maintenance, electricity and electronics.
 

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09 May 2019 - 17:30

  • 65 attendees analyse the state of dual vocational training in the region
  • Bankia's area manager for Ávila, Óscar José Pérez Blázquez, highlights "the bank's commitment to promoting education and training in the region"

65 attendees took part this Thursday in the first Dualiza Encounter held in Ávila by Dualiza Bankia (Bankia Foundation's brand for Dual Training to promote vocational training and its dual mode) and FP Empresa, in collaboration with the regional government of Castilla y León and the Federación Abulense de Empresarios CONFAE.

The participants analysed the status of Vocational Training and its dual modality in the region and looked for ways to promote it through an increase in the relations between schools and companies.

The meeting has been focused on the health, transport and logistics, installation and maintenance, electricity and electronics, social and cultural services and the community sectors.

Bankia's area manager in Ávila, Óscar José Pérez Blázquez, highlighted "the importance of events like this one to help boost relations between schools and companies, in order to develop training that responds to the needs of the labour market of the region". He recalled that this meeting is "a clear commitment of Bankia to education and training. And this is why we are here today, to listen to entrepreneurs and schools and to achieve synergies that contribute to fostering dual training".

The Dualiza Meetings seek to close the gap between different sectors with the aim of finding ways of working together through Dual Vocational Training. In 2018 alone, Dualiza Bankia and FPempresa held meetings in Las Palmas, Tenerife, Badajoz and Granada. Many of these meetings have provided an introduction to dual training for people who were not familiar with it and have served to carry out joint collaboration projects.

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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Six schools in Granada join forces to promote training with Dualiza Bankia

The project seeks to bring teachers closer to the training needs of the business world and improve the training and employability of students.

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09 May 2019 - 15:00

  • The project was selected in the second edition of the Dualiza Call
  • Up to 60 teachers could improve their training thanks to the initiative

Dualiza Bankia -the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training channels all its activities to promote vocational training and its dual modality-, the national association of schools FPEmpresa, the Regional Government of Andalucía and the Chamber of Commerce of Granada participated in the presentation of the Forma Profes project, selected in the Second Dualiza Call. The event took place at Bankia's headquarters in Granada.

Forma Profes is a project launched by six schools in the province of Granada (IES Cartuja, Atlántica CIDEP, CE Ave María San Cristóbal, CPIFP Aynadamar, IES Acci and IES La Zafra) to improve the training of their teachers by bringing them closer to the business world.

The schools select companies that develop pioneering and innovative techniques, where teachers are referred to for a short period of time in order to learn and teach them to their students. Specifically, the sponsors of the initiative trust that up to 60 teachers will benefit from it.

The head of external relations and communication at Bankia for Andalucía, José Antonio González Morales, underlined how this initiative is part of "Bankia's commitment to boosting education and to the Granada region, pillars of this project". González Morales recalled that "Dualiza Bankia has already started several projects in Granada: foreign trade courses, digital skills courses, vocational training projects for the IES Cartuja and IES La Zafra high schools... All with the aim of improving student training and employability, which is the goal of the Forma Profes project".

For his part, Antonio Jesús Castillo García, territorial delegate for Education, Sports, Equality and Social Policies, highlighted the relevance of "the network created by the IES Cartuja high school, whose managers have been able to unite public education entities and private entities in a single project, as well as business entities, all of which are also located in various parts of the province. It is a model to be followed for future projects. Education cannot remain behind in the creation of networks, beyond its own classrooms". Castillo García also congratulated the creators of the project for "starting something that, without a doubt, will be beneficial for our students and, ultimately, for the business fabric".

One of the representatives of FPEmpresa, teacher Javier Serrano Castilla, of IES La Zafra, highlighted how "the importance of this project is that it will allow people to talk about vocational training in Grenada, about the involvement of centres and companies, and above all, about the idea of updating the latest techniques to take them to the classroom and to provide more professional training to our students".

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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