Casa Asia calls for the Casa Asia Awards, whose objective is to recognize and disseminate the work of entities, both public and private, and individuals that have stood out for their work in the economic, social, educational, cultural or development cooperation, promoting dignity and human rights in the Asia-Pacific region, and/or contribute or have contributed to promoting knowledge, dialogue and relations between Spain and the Asia-Pacific region.
The award will consist of an amount of 2,000 Euros per category:
– Economy and Business: candidates that have made a substantial contribution to the development of relations between Spain and Asia and the Pacific in the field of economics, tourism or trade and investment relations.
– Education and Science: nominations that stand out for their significant contribution in the field of research of Asia and the Pacific or any of the countries of the region.
– Culture and Society: nominations presenting artistic proposals in all their forms (visual arts, cinema, literature, music) or candidatures focused on the analysis of Asian complexity in the political or social fields.
– Diversity and Sustainable Development: nominations with an outstanding social impact in the field of intercultural dialogue, the development of a diverse and inclusive society, gender equality, or any other field of action related to the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This award was created in 2004. The winners in previous editions have been, among others, the LGTBIQ+ activists Saurabh Kirpal and Shinta Ratri, the Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi, the sinologist Xulio Ríos, Satori Ediciones, the University of Santo Tomás (Philippines), the philosopher and thinker Raimon Pannikar, the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) of Shanghai, the Department of Spanish of the University of Foreign Studies of Beijing, the Spanish Network for the Coordination of NGOs for Development, the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, the journalists Rosa Mª Calaf and Miguel Frau Rovira, the Jesuit Father Enrique Figaredo, or the Malaysian NGO «Sisters in Islam».
The deadline for submitting applications will be December 9th, 2022.