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03.06.2024

Iberdrola launches the second edition of the Convive Awards

  • In the last quarter of the year, the province of Palencia will host the II Convive Awards, which aims to recognise and give visibility to initiatives in Spain that promote renewable energies in harmony with socio-economic and agricultural development and the conservation of biodiversity.
  • The awards are organised by Iberdrola in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (‘itdUPM’). 
  • The first edition of the Convive awards last year at the Palacio de Congresos de Mérida was attended by the Executive Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, and brought together more than 300 people and more than 50 media outlets.
     

Iberdrola launches the second edition of the Convive Awards together with the Centre for Innovation in Technology for Human Development of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (itdUPM).  

These awards recognise and give visibility to initiatives, partnerships, companies, actions or local entities that exemplify the integration of renewable energies with socio-economic, rural and agricultural development and the conservation of biodiversity in Spain.

The capital of Palencia was the setting for the presentation of this new call, which will be open on Iberdrola's website between 3 June and 12 July 2024. The President of the Regional Government of Palencia, Ángeles Armisén; the Mayor of Paredes de Nava, Luis Antonio Calderón, and the head of Analysis and Special Projects at Iberdrola, Marta Martínez, were responsible for providing the public with all the details of the launch of this second edition of the Convive Awards.

Entries will be assessed using the following four criteria: socio-economic/environmental impact; alignment with CONVIVE programme values in renewables, nature and people; collaboration and alliances between agents and replicability of the initiative/project. There are also different categories: local entities and citizen participation; innovative solutions and research; social and business entrepreneurship; communication and awareness-raising; and young people.

The winners will receive the relevant distinctions of this second edition of the Convive Awards at a public event held in the town of Paredes de Nava in Palencia in the last quarter of the year, and from then on, they will become part of the repository of winners, with special recognition and support for the dissemination of their project.

To participate in this second edition of the awards, candidates can download and fill out a simple form to describe the initiative and the category they are applying for.

There will be up to six members on the independent jury from different fields: academic, administrative, environmental, communication, socio-economic or entrepreneurship, among others.

Living in harmony with the environment 

As a world leader in electrification with renewable energies, Iberdrola has CONVIVE, a programme that integrates all the initiatives and alliances that build bridges towards an energy transition in harmony with nature, the economy and people. 

Energy and sustainability, the focus of the 1st Iberdrola Convive Awards 

The first edition of the Convive awards, which took place last year at the Palacio de Congresos de Mérida and was attended by the chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, brought together more than 300 people and more than 50 media outlets.

The winners were EFEverde in the communication and awareness-raising category, the Pueblo Solar de Cedillo (Cáceres) and the Town Council of Revilla Vallejera (Burgos) in the local entities category, the Regional Government of Navarre in the citizen participation section, the International Institute of Law and Environment in the research and innovation category, and the Malpartida de Plasencia-based power transformer company Faramax in the social and business entrepreneurship category. The special award was presented to Seo-Birdlife by the Exeucitve Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán.