Vicar es Salud, an educational program that aims at encouraging healthy habits in the vicarious population, especially the youngest, is still a success. It was announced this week that it will be among 53 candidates for the international 2022 Educating Cities awards. These awards recognize and highlight the good practices of cities to promote care as well as those that can inspire other cities to create more educational environments.
These awards are given biannually by the International Association of Educating Cities (IAEC). The jury will meet in June to assess the projects submitted for the prestigious awards.
South Korean Awards
The three original experiences in this edition will be revealed in July. They will also be available for public viewing at the XVI International Congress of Educating Cities which will be held in Andong, South Korea, from October 25-28.
Antonio Bonilla, Vicar Mayor, stated that the initiative was "conceived in 2016 as an interdependent and interdisciplinary tool, whose primary goal was to promote health and healthy lifestyles. It encompasses all segments of the population, but with a special focus on children and the elderly>>.
The project includes workshops on healthy eating, active ageing, and other care. It is available in both schools and open to the public.
After a screening in the last months, the international awards committee has selected the following candidates: Alfandega da Fe; Anadia; Barbera del Valles; Barcelona, Braga; Canada de Gomez. Cascais. Keys. Fuenlabrada. General Alvear. Guarulhos. Guimaraes. Horizon. La Nucia. Loures. Maia. Manlleu. Loures. Maia. Manlleu. Matosinhos. Loures.