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Valencia hosts the 1st Música a la Llum Congress for the recovery of musical heritage

More than forty specialists will discuss the documentary heritage of the music bands and the ways to protect, disseminate and study it.

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12 December 2018 - 17:45

  • The convention, within the Bankia Escolta València program, is organized by the Institut Valencià de Cultura, the FSMCV and Bankia
  • The conference, in which more than 40 international speakers will participate, will take place between tomorrow and Saturday at La Nau de Valencia
  • The audience can attend the sessions free of charge for a day after signing up on the Website

Valencia will host the 1st International Música a la Llum Congress, organized by the Institut Valencià de Cultura, the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community (FSMCV) and the University of Valencia, and sponsored by Bankia.

More than forty specialists, including guest lecturers, speakers and members of the scientific community will discuss the documentary heritage of music bands and the possible ways to protect, disseminate and study it.

The First International Música a la Llum Congress will take place at the La Nau Cultural Centre of the University and it will be inaugurated this Thursday by the American musician and researcher Richard Scott Cohen, professor at the Ferris State University and vice president of the International Society for Researching and Promoting Wind Music.

Cohen, who got his PhD in the eighties with the first thesis about the world of musical societies of the Valencian Community and has conducted several Valencian bands, will speak about the international projection of the Valencian band movement.

The morning session on Thursday will end with a lecture by Ramón Sobrino, professor of the University of Oviedo, who will speak about the versions of music bands originated in the world of the orchestra and the zarzuela and its history in Valencia and the rest of Spain.

The two sessions on Thursday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, will be dedicated to the archives of music bands and to the field of organology and phonography. In the morning session the specialists will discuss the archives of the Oliva and Llombai bands, the Primitiva de Alcoi and the Lírica de Silla. In the afternoon session, the first sound recordings of Valencian bands, the recordings of the Banda de Alabarderos and saxophone recordings in the repertoire of music bands will be studied.

There will also be an open discussion about the growing collaboration between municipal archives and musical associations for the proper preservation of documents that have become fragile and valuable over time. The first day of the Congress will end with a lecture by composer, conductor and researcher Bernardo Adam Ferrero about Valencian composers about different archives of musical associations.

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The conservation of the music band repertoire in surrounding countries is the subject of the second day of the Música a la Llum Congress, on which Portuguese researcher and conductor André Granjo and Belgian conductor and pedagogue Frank de Vuyst will present recovery projects in their respective countries. On that second day, Spanish orchestra archivists will talk about using their model to create a band music catalogue.

On Saturday, representatives of the main libraries and archives in the country will talk about their music band funds, with the intervention of Sabina Benelli from Italy with her experience in the Teatro alla Scala of Milan as a highlight. In addition, on that same day, the recently created Unió Musical del Center Històric, a band directed by Vicente Gabarda, will offer a free-admission concert in the cloister of La Nau, with works by Manuel Penella, José Manuel Izquierdo and José Serrano.

Música a la Llum is a project launched in 2016 by the IVC and the FSMCV with the sponsorship of Bankia, to describe and raise awareness about the value of the scores, instruments and overall cultural heritage of Valencian musical societies. It is the result of joint fieldwork that started with the centenary music bands of Valencia, reflected on their website, aimed at providing a map of the major musical funds of our bands at the end of the project.

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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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Bankia's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), David Menéndez, during te event on the Day of Families.

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Bankia reinforces its "internal and external commitment" to the SDGs on the Day of Families

Bankia's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), David Menéndez, has participated in the round table Families and Climate Action organized in the Congress of Deputies by The Family Watch.

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14 May 2019 - 17:00

  • Bankia offers customers a series of socially responsible financial products
  • The financial institution has allocated 100 million euros to social and environmental projects in the last six years

Bankia's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), David Menéndez, underlined "Bankia's commitment, both internally and externally, to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" on the International Day of Families because "a responsible behaviour can be the stepping stone for change".

Menéndez said this at the round table 'Families and Climate Action’ held by the Family Watch in Congress, in which representatives of the Home Renaissance Foundation, Car2go and Bridlife also participated.

Bankia's CSR director has highlighted the need to fight against climate change and the fact that the bank helps to provide families with products that contribute to this goal, such as credits for the financing of hybrid cars, to renovate their home for better energy efficiency and "socially responsible" investment funds.

Likewise, Menéndez has ensured that Bankia has a firm commitment to promoting financial education in a "very relevant" issue such as the fight against climate change and, in this regard, has pointed to Bankia’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda.

Bankia makes a priority contribution to advancing nine of the 17 SDGs, including decent working conditions and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure; affordable, clean energy; gender equality; quality education and the fight against climate change.

In addition, Menéndez stressed that Bankia has allocated 100 million euros to social and environmental projects in the last six years, benefiting more than 4,200 associations and 2.4 million people.

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Bankia and Caja Segovia Foundation support social projects of 22 Segovian associations with 60,000 euros

The representatives of both institutions will deliver these grants to the associations selected this coming July in an event to be held in the Torreón de Lozoya, in Segovia.

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15 May 2019 - 11:00

  • The 'Aid to Social Action Projects 2019' project, which has attracted 40 proposals, will be presented on 10 July in the Torreón de Lozoya of the Caja Segovia Foundation
  • The goal is to promote local development, support sectors of the population at risk of social exclusion and improve the quality of life of disabled persons, senior citizens and other vulnerable groups.

Bankia and the Caja Segovia Foundation will contribute €60,000 to social programs from a total of 22 Segovian associations that have submitted their initiatives to the 'Aid to Social Action Projects 2019' call.

The goal of this call for proposals is to promote local development, support population sectors at risk of social exclusion and improve the quality of life of disabled persons, senior citizens and other socially vulnerable groups.

This year’s edition, launched by Bankia and the Caja Segovia Foundation to promote initiatives in the Segovia network, 40 proposals have been submitted, one more than last year.

The projects selected will focus on training and guidance actions aimed at employment, rural development or improving quality of life for disabled persons, together with other groups at risk of social exclusion, all of this within Segovia.

The list of projects that have obtained this aid is as follows:

  • Spanish Red Cross in Segovia.
  • Personas Foundation, Segovia delegation (APADEFIM).
  • Paladio Arte Association.
  • Padre Garralda Foundation - Horizontes Abiertos.
  • Coordinator for the comprehensive development of the Northeast of Segovia (Codinse).
  • Unión de campesinos de Segovia - UCCL.
  • Asociación Honorse - Tierra de Pinares.
  • Red Íncola Foundation.
  • Espávila Association, training and social development.
  • Association for rural development of Segovia South.
  • Spanish Association Against Cancer.
  • Amanecer Association. Segovia Mental Health.
  • Fundación Secretariado Gitano.
  • Association of Alzheimer's patients of Segovia - AFA Segovia.
  • Spanish Deaf and Blind Association.
  • Down Segovia ASIDOS.
  • Casa familiar Virgen de la Encarnación.
  • Ismur. (Rural Women’s Social Initiative).
  • San Vicente de Paul Association.
  • Association of People with Autism of Segovia and province.
  • Regional Federation of Retired Persons of Segovia.
  • Neurofuturo Segovia.

Bankia and the Caja Segovia Foundation will deliver the aid to the Segovian associations at a ceremony to be held on 10 July in the Torreón de Lozoya of the Caja Segovia Foundation.

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IES Cristo del Rosario, Dualiza Bankia and Deutz present the first vocational specialisation training in Extremadura

During this course, with theoretical and practical part in companies of the sector, 15 students will receive dual training in mechanical and mechatronic manufacturing and industrial robotics.
 

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14 May 2019 - 11:00

  • The 15 students with the best academic records in the entire community will receive the training
  • The training will focus on Industry 4.0

The IES Cristo del Rosario school, Dualiza Bankia (the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training promotes vocational training) and the company Deutz have presented the first vocational specialisation training in Extremadura, promoted thanks to the selection of the project in the Dualiza Call. It will start in September when the degree gets validated.

The training will provide dual training to the 15 best students in the region in mechanical manufacturing and mechatronics and industrial robotics to receive training in Industry 4.0 given by the company Deutz. During the training they will study automated internal logistics, collaborative robots, big data, CAM simulation, everything related to Smart Factory or the manufacturing of the future, which will make production more sustainable and smarter.

This model only works in a similar way in the País Vasco, where students are trained in dual vocational training for two years before embarking on another year of specialisation. These trainings are not approved at the national level.

The presentation was made during an event to present the diploma to the educational centre and to the company Deutz for their participation in the first edition of the Dualiza Call.

During the ceremony, the territorial coordinator of Dualiza Bankia, Eva Aguado, highlighted "the quality of the project promoted by Cristo del Rosario and Deutz, which allows us not only to adapt the training of dual vocational training students to the latest technologies in the market, but also ensure that this training remains in the region". She also recalled that "Bankia’s commitment to boosting education is based on the conviction that only through it can we reduce inequalities and increase social cohesion".

The dual training provided by the IES Cristo del Rosario school and Deutz has enabled almost 80% of the students that finish the training to be hired by the company itself.

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