November 19, 2017

Princess of Asturias 2017 for “concord” to EU institutions

 

 

 

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with EP Parliament President Antonio Tajani – ©FPA, Iván Martínez.

The Laureates for the 2017 Princess of Asturias Awards, whose Awards Ceremony took place on 20th October at the Campoamor Theatre, Oviedo, began arriving in the Principality of Asturias on Saturday 14 October. The members of Les Luthiers, Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, were be the first to do so.

In addition to featuring in different cultural events throughout the week, this year’s Laureates held several meetings with the press in conference formats.

The European Union, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord, was represented by Antonio Tajani, European Parliament President, Jean Claude Juncker, European Commission President, and Donald Tusk, European Council President.

The award conferred on The Hispanic Society of America (HSA), Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, was received by Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of the HSA, and Mitchell Codding, its Executive Director and President.

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, joint Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research together with Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, was represented by Laura Cadonati.

The All Blacks, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, was represented by Executive Director Steve Tew, who was accompanied by players Grant Fox, Keven Mealamu, Conrad Smith, Israel Dagg and Jordie Barrett.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with EP Parliament President Antonio Tajani – ©FPA, Iván Martinez.

Allocutions by the laureates 

Poet, novelist and essayist Adam Zagajewski, Princess of Asturias Award for Literature; Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the board of the Hispanic Society of America, Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation; Marcos Mundstock, member of Les Luthiers, Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities; Antonio Tajani, European Parliament President, Jean Claude Juncker, European Commission President, Donald Tusk, European Council President on behalf of the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord on the European Union

About the Princess of Asturias Foundation 

The Princess of Asturias Foundation is a non-profit private institution whose essential aims are to contribute to extolling and promoting those scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of the universal heritage of humanity and consolidate the existing links between the Principality of Asturias and the main title traditionally held by the heirs of the Spanish Crown.

HM King Felipe VI had been the Honorary President of the Foundation since its creation in 1980. Following his proclamation as King of Spain on 19 June 2014, HRH The Infanta Leonor de Borbón, The Princess of Asturias, is now the Honorary President of this institution which annually bestows the Princess of Asturias Awards.

Aimed at rewarding the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions, they are granted in eight categories: the Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports.

The Awards are presented at a formal ceremony held each year at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo.

For further information: 

http://www.fpa.es/en/2017-special/
http://www.fpa.es/en/communication/adam-zagajewski-philippe-de-montebello-marcos-mundstock-antonio-tajani-jean-claude-juncker-and-donald-tusk-to-give-speeches-at-the-2017-princess-.html

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