In its 8th Biodiversity Conservation Awards, which recognize organizations and communicators that contribute to protecting the natural heritage of Spain and Latin America, the BBVA Foundation recognizes wetland restoration in Spain, whale conservation in Latin America and photojournalism focused on conservation challenges.
Based on the results of the twelfth annual Transatlantic Trends study, two different groups of countries can be identified in Europe: in the first group, which includes Sweden and Germany, respondents feel less affected by the financial crisis and are more positive regarding their national and European financial policies; while in the second group of countries, which includes Spain, Portugal and Italy, the respondents feel personally more affected by the crisis and showed greater negativity regarding national and European economic policies. The image of the EU has been most tarnished in the latter group.
To strengthen its commitment to education it has launched the “Becas Adelante” (Adelante scholarships) program for the 2,000 best students graduating from secondary school in the 2010/13 academic year under the “Por los que quedan” (For those left behind) program. Under this new program, the scholarship recipients will carry out a project of social impact in their communities during their second year of high school as part of the commitment they have acquired to the program and society.
The BBVA Foundation and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) have presented the ‘2012 Physics Awards’ during a ceremony chaired by the BBVA Foundation’s chairman, Francisco González, and the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela.
The BBVA Foundation Fronteras del Conocimiento Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been awarded in its fifth year to the American marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco for her experimental work, which has led to the understanding of coastal marine ecosystems and laid the scientific basis for the design of marine reserves.
The delivery of the sixth BBVA Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Awards, held at the headquarters of the BBVA Foundation in Madrid, has served the purpose of highlighting the message that, including in an economic crisis context, attention to the environment cannot be delayed.… Continue reading The BBVA Foundation delivers its Biodiversity Conservation Awards »
The spectacular expansion of formal training achieved in Spain over the last decades has not been accompanied by a sufficient improvement in quality, the aspect in which the Spanish educational system is most lacking. In addition, there are notable differences in results between autonomous regions of Spain, with gaps as large as those that exist between OCDE countries, and in spite of the fact that the regions have the same educational system.
A research project undertaken by BBVA Foundation called ‘El trabajo no remunerado en la economía global’ (Unpaid work in the global economy) reveals that 80% of Spanish people think that looking after a dependent person has an impact on the household’s economy, and very few, 1.7%, think that the government will compensate them for that impact.