The municipality of Cuevas, awarded by the Board to disseminate good educational practices

La Concejal de Cuevas, Ana Maria Castro, in the middle.

Ana Maria Castro, in the middle.

The Ministry of Education has awarded ten Andalusian municipalities with EducaCiudad Awards 2015 in recognition of his efforts to disseminate good practices that develop from the local level to improve teaching. In this fifth edition, the towns honored for their commitment to education have been Rioja and Cuevas de Almanzora, both of Almería, Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz), Dos Torres (Cordova), Chauchina (Granada), Jódar (Jaén), Board (Malaga) and the Sevillian municipalities of Las Cabezas de San Juan, Castilleja de Guzman and Carmona. Adelaide Street adviser has presided over the awards ceremony held at the House Science Museum of Sevilla.

Speaking, Street has praised the winners already part of the group 47 municipalities that "one day decided it was important to get the educational activity of the classroom to extend it to the streets, squares and city parks ". Also, He stressed the commitment of these municipalities to involve all citizens in favor of education, training and learning as an element that promotes equal opportunities and social inclusion and contribution to social sustainability, economic, environmental and heritage of the municipality and the promotion of entrepreneurship.

The aim of these awards is to recognize the work done by the municipalities during the past four years in areas such as truancy prevention, the fight against abandonment and encouragement of continuity in post-compulsory education, and promote training throughout life.

work coordination of services and municipal areas are also evaluated to improve education, especially groups at risk of exclusion, and actions to promote the family and citizen involvement. Also, They are taking into account the actions to promote education equality, solidarity, peaceful coexistence, etc.

Municipalities winners will receive a prize of 8.000 euros, which should be devoted to carrying out projects or actions aimed at improving educational practices. The distinction granted is kept for four years, after which municipalities may apply for continued recognition for a similar period.

The purpose of the Ministry of Education is that from these award-winning projects increased social participation process is open and that education is assumed as the main value for change and progress of the city.