Last November 30th, from DUNA we attended the 10th edition of the Educaweb Academic and Professional Orientation Awards, held in the Cosmocaixa of Barcelona.

Educaweb is a contest that promotes orientation, making visible and valuing the projects of academic and professional orientation that are carried out in Spain. The Educaweb Awards were created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Educaweb, with the aim of highlighting and promoting academic and professional guidance in the country.

Sponsors include Fira de BarcelonaAssociació Internacional per a l’Orientació Educativa i Professional (AIOSP), Aula-IfemaBagués MasrieraFacultat de PsicologiaCiències de l’Educació i l’Esport Blanquerna (Universitat Ramon Llull), Col·legi de Pedagogs de Catalunya (COPEC), Confederació d’Organitzacions de Psicopedagogia i Orientació d’Espanya (COPOE), a. c. s. InstitutDiputació de BarcelonaFundació BertelsmannITWorldEduObra Social La CaixaUniversitat de Barcelona.

This year, the three traditional awards were maintained and academic and professional orientation projects were awarded in the categories Institutions, Professionals, Companies and Counsellors under 35 years of age with projects that were not applied. As a novelty, the Companies category was incorporated, which has achieved a large number of quality proposals, thanks to the collaboration of the Bertelsmann Foundation.

As for the mentions, this year were awarded: the Orientation City Mention , which is granted in collaboration with the Diputació de Barcelona and rewards the efforts of local public administrations to become a driving force behind comprehensive initiatives for academic and professional guidance; the Special Educaweb Mention , an award that has been granted since 2010 to the individuals, entities or companies with which Educaweb has worked closely on projects or orientation initiatives; and the Enric Renau and Permanyer Mention, a prize for social research applied to education, training and work.

The tenth edition broke its participation record with 73 projects submitted, an increase of 62.2% over the previous year. Among the main novelties this year, the high number of projects presented to the Institutions category, which has contributed almost half of the initiatives, stands out. The Companies category ranked second, ahead of other traditional categories such as Professionals and those under 35 years of age with non-applied projects.

In this edition, a greater geographical representation was also achieved: Catalonia continues to be the leader, with the highest number of projects submitted (26), but is closely followed by Madrid, with 22. Initiatives from Andalusia, Valencia, Castilla La-Mancha, Castilla y León and Murcia were also presented, with a total of 14.

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