The Spanish annual communication event on regional policy and European funds – Acto anual de política regional y fondos europeos en España – is hosted by the Spanish general secretary of European funds of the Ministry of Finance. It rewards the achievements and best communication practices of projects co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF invests in strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion across European regions. The awards ceremony was held in Madrid on 29 November 2022.
This year, the participants once again showed ‘Una manera de hacer Europa’ – A way to make Europe- with their diverse and innovative projects to build a better tomorrow for all European citizens.
12 projects were selected as finalists in 4 categories: regional, national administration, and local authority level, and European territorial cooperation. The selection criteria were how well the project communicated its activities to potential beneficiaries, its incorporation of innovative elements, its contribution to the resolution of a problem identified at territorial level, and consideration of the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination, social responsibility and environmental protection. All participants present physically or online voted for their favourite project in each category.
Nadie Sin Su Ración Diaria (digitalization of the food donation system), Imagen Molecular de Alta Sensibilidad (a new positron emission tomography scanner), MOAI Labs (research and innovation to prevent loneliness of the elderly) and the urban gardens of Salamanca (revitalization of a degraded area) are the winner of this 2022 edition.