The program “Positive reinforcement” Vera City Council, awarded in the X edition of Progress Awards

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FAMP and FUDEPA deliver X Progress Prizes have become a forum for the exchange of experiences and best practices of municipal management in Spain

Yolanda Torres, Councilor for Equality and Human Services.

The awards recognize the efforts of the municipalities, members of the Corporation, participants and, ultimately, the municipality in building projects that promote economic development, social and employment generation

Córdoba hosted the Gala of the X edition of Progress Awards organized by the Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (help) and the Foundation for the Development of Peoples of Andalusia (FUDEPA) with the collaboration of the Provincial de Córdoba, the Government of Andalusia and the International University of Andalusia.

In this edition they have participated 106 projects stand out for their quality level, innovation and feasibility. Seville and Huelva are the provinces with the highest number of projects while Cordoba and Seville province are those with a larger number of participating local entities. As for other communities include projects 7 which 6 correspond to local entities.

FAMP highlights the importance of the role of municipalities in our social and economic model as involved in the welfare of citizens, ensuring cohesion and boosting the functioning of a market competitivo.El objective of Progress Awards is designed to recognize and publicize the initiative, originality and innovation of the projects developed by local governments to improve the quality of life of its citizens, encouraging the development of its municipalities.

The winning projects serve as a reference and analysis to the Andalusian town halls, so the Progress Award becomes an ideal forum for the exchange of experiences and best practices of municipal management not only in Andalusia but also from other regions.

The president of the FAMP, Fernando Rodriguez Villalobos, in the delivery of the tenth edition of Progress Awards, He stressed that "after a brief pause three years we return strongly this Prize to recognize the achievements of participating local governments, their political and technical managers, in the development of projects that promote, from the efficiency and effectiveness, economic development, social, equal opportunities between women and men and job creation ".

Villalobos said that the "current existing economic situation and budgetary constraints caused by the need to contain public debt makes the development of peoples will slow", It has much merit the effort of local governments to "maintain the level of demand in the provision of public services".

The president of the FAMP argued that behind each of the projects presented "is the effort and daily commitment of local governments to be able to increase the degree of satisfaction of its citizens". The 58 Local corporations have presented their projects they do so from the conviction that it is worth spreading the work being done. Villalobos showed that from the FAMP, "We are convinced that local governments have a key role in our social and economic model, as they involved in the welfare of citizens, ensuring social cohesion.

The event began with a brief overview of all featured in each of the projects that make up versions Award: Economy, Innovation and Employment; Integrated Urban Development; Social politics, Equal opportunities, Conciliation and Co-responsibility; Cultura, Historical Heritage and Education; Youth; Sustainable development; Tourism and Sports; Smart cities; Open government, Citizen participation and transparency and Historical and Democratic Memory.

The presidential table composed of the president of the Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (help), Fernando Rodriguez Villalobos; the president of the Foundation for the Development of Peoples of Andalusia (FUDEPA),Maria del Mar Serrano Calzada; President of the Provincial de Córdoba, Antonio Ruiz Cruz; the CEO of Local Administration, Juan Manuel Fernández Ortega and the rector of the International University of Andalusia (UNION), José Sánchez Maldonado gave awards to local corporations awarded.

WINNERS

The Jury of the X edition of Progress Award, constituted the 28 September 2017 and aided by the Technical Commission, After several meetings of project evaluation has agreed to grant the following awards:

VERSION OF ECONOMY, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • Provincial council of Cordoba Economic Development Institute: E-commerce platform CORDOBA SHOPPING 2016.
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
  • Municipality of Rota: Municipal Project Welcome to Rota.

INTEGRATED URBAN DEVELOPMENT:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • Ayuntamiento de Vélez- Malaga: Business Center / Business Incubator Initiatives.
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
    • City Hall Ayamonte: Negotiation process for implementation agreement urbanization from the central roundabout to the roundabout Isla Canela access to the town of Punta del Moral, belonging to step 0 from U.E. 1-At the P.O.U. Isla Canela.

SOCIAL POLITICS, EQUALITY, RECONCILIATION AND STEWARDSHIP

Given the number of projects submitted to the version "Social policies, equality, conciliation and responsibility "the Jury has agreed to provide 4 awards: 2 for municipalities over 50.000 inhabitants and 2 for municipalities of less than 50.000 people.

Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:

    • Ayuntamiento de Santander: Web "Meeting Point". The meeting point of volunteering.
    • Diputación de Granada:Active Inclusion Plan PROGRESA (Supporting young youth).
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
    • City Hall Cazalla de la Sierra: Eco-Seniors Project, at your door.
    • City of San Juan de Aznalfarache: Stand out.

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND EDUCATION

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • Municipality of Chiclana de la Frontera: Classroom intervention member.
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
    • City Hall Vegas del Genil: The people who read, in every corner reading.

YOUTH:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • City of Dos Hermanas: PROGRESS project.
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
    • Vera Town Hall: Positive reinforcement.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • Malaga's town hall: Málaga how you want!? (MCTQ).
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
    • Ayuntamiento de Aracena: Municipal Energy Office. Advisory service, awareness and outreach on sustainability and energy efficiency to citizens.

TOURISM AND SPORTS:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • Diputación de Sevilla. Industrial tourism.
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
    • Municipality of Lepe: Fishermen neighborhood La Antilla.

INTELLIGENT CITIES:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • City of Cordoba. Tu Red Social.

OPEN GOVERNMENT, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND TRANSPARENCY:

  • Municipalities with more than 50.000 people:
    • Diputación de Jaén. Healthcare Ethics Committee.
  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
  • Hazard City Hall. New Models of Local Governance: Communication Strategy and Citizen Participation "Dangers Sounds".

Historical and democratic memory:

  • Municipalities with less than 50.000 people:
  • Association of Municipalities Beturia. The Bank of Memories

Photo: La Voz de Almería