Barcelona Medals of Honour approved for 2022The Full Council has unanimously approved the twenty-five Barcelona Gold Medals for 2022, a distinction given by the city to individuals or organisations that have helped develop public awareness and civic virtues and values.
Five of the medals are awarded at a city level and the other twenty in accordance with proposals from the districts.
The medals awarded by the city in 2022 go to:
- Emilia Giménez, Lita Claver, la Maña, for her artistic and business career in the world of theatre and music halls.
- Empar Pineda, in recognition of her feminist struggle for women’s sexual and reproductive rights and as an activist for LGBTI rights.
- Pedro Clarós, for her professional career in the field of otorhinolaryngology, also applied in her social work for third world countries.
- Jordi Raich, for his work as an expert in humanitarian aid, research and dissemination.
- SOS Racisme, for their human rights work spanning over 25 years, promoting anti-racist action, proposed by the Municipal Council Assembly.
The medals from the District Councils go to:
- Escola Baixeras, in its centenary year, in recognition of its education community.
- Mercè Amor, in recognition of her personal and political path, working for social justice, and her link and commitment to the neighbourhood of El Raval.
- The association La Merienda, for its work to integrate people at risk of social exclusion, through emotional support, guidance and labour insertion.
- Josep M. Conesa, for his link of more than 40 years with the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni, devoted to developing ties with local associations.
- Concepció Pérez , for her local activism with the Hostafrancs local residents’ and retailers association.
- Unió Esportiva de Sants, in its centenary year, for its work to educate through sport and for its firm roots in the district.
- Associació de veïns de Zona Universitària, in recognition for their campaigning and their achievements in improving life in the neighbourhood.
- Colla de Diables i Timbalers d’Itaca, for their work to rally children and families around Catalan traditions and with fire culture as their standard.
- Josep Arisa, for his contribution to the knowledge and dissemination of heritage and the history of the Farró neighbourhood and the district.
- Casa d’Espiritualitat Sant Felip Neri-Fundació Valors, for its work and social and human influence in the spheres of spirituality, education, health, art and social cohesion.
- Sonsoles Santís, in recognition of her work linked to social, community and artistic activities and neighbourliness in the district.
- Grup Atra, for their social work to help people going through difficult moments in their lives, plus their work towards inclusion and the fight against stigmas.
- Unió Atlètica d’Horta, in its centenary year, for its work towards people’s comprehensive training and education through the values of sport.
- El Pou. Grup d’Estudis de la Vall d’Horta i la Muntanya Pelada, for its work to promote and defend the history and heritage of the neighbourhoods in the district.
- Fundación Adapta2, for its work to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, using sports as a means of personal and collective affirmation.
- Associació de Comerciants de Zona Nord, for its involvement in the neighbourhood, creating cohesion through commerce.
- Associació per a la Defensa de la Gent Gran (ADEGG), for its work promoting the rights of the elderly and combatting discrimination against people on the grounds of age.
- Montserrat Llopart, in recognition of her commitment and fight to improve conditions for life in the neighbourhood of Trinitat Vella.
- Francisco Narváez, for his career as a municipal chief linked to the district.
- Coordinadora d’Entitats del Poblenou, in recognition of its leadership and work to foster the network of associations in Poblenou and the Coordination of popular and traditional festivities.