Awards - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Turismo Vitoria-Gasteiz

Some of the awards are described below:

2019
Global Green City Award given by the Global Forum on Human Settlements which recognizes the engagement of the city in sustainable politics.
2016
Biosphere Responsible Tourism award which certificates Vitoria- Gasteiz as sustainable tourism destination.
2015
FAD City and landscape award by the improvement of the accessibility to the Old Quarters.
2014
World Heritage award to the Santa Maria Cathedral in the context of the Way of St James through the North.
"Cumbres del Guadarrama" award to the green belt indoors project.
2013
Spanish Capital of Gastronomy
2012
"Queen Sofia" prize, awarded by the accessibility of the municipalities.
2010
Vitoria Gasteiz European Green Capital 2012
2010
José Celestino Mutis Biosphere Awareness Award to the capital of Alava and the green belt. September 2010.
2010
Civitas Award - highest European transport award for citizen participation.
2010
Europa Nostra award for the Overall Restoration Plan of the Walls.
2008
IDEA Award to sustainable urban planning in municipalities with over 50,000 inhabitants. This prize is awarded by the Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (Instituto para la Diversificación y el Ahorro Energético) and was presented, on 6 February, to the mayor, Patxi Lazcoz, by the Minister of Industry and Trade, Joan Clos.
2008
Prize from the First Competition of Projects for the Enhancement of Biodiversity (Category: city councils). This prize was presented to the Councillor of the Environment, Alba Cañadas, on 25 February, by the Minister, Cristina Narbona.
2007
Archival Award for the recovery of the Medieval District of Vitoria-Gasteiz (presented on 30 January, in Madrid).
2007
"Sustainable City" prize, awarded by the Environmental Forum Foundation (Fundación Forum Ambiental) to acknowledge "comprehensive policies" on environmental issues (presented in Barcelona by Princess Cristina to Idoia Garmendia on March 1).
2007
"Bioenergy 2007" Prize, awarded for the municipal commitment to the use of biofuel (presented in Madrid by the director of the Nuclear Safety Council, Maria Teresa Esteban, to Idoia Garmendia on March 2).
2007
Urban Environment Accessibility Award, for the moving walkways project in the old quarters, presented in Comillas (Santander) within the framework of the IX Bi-annual Conference on Architecture and Town Development, by the Housing Minister, Carmen Chacón to Juan Carlos Alonso on 26 July.
2006
Best Local Practice Award in relation to climate (best transport initiative for the bicycle loan plan). FEMP-Gijón (presented on 3 October).
2006
ONCE Award for adding tandems and tricycles for the disabled to the free bike service.
2006
National Interior Trade Award (local government category) for the manner in which the City Council has promoted retail businesses, awarded by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. (The prize was presented in January)
2006
Olaguíbel Prize awarded by the Basque Navarre Official College of Architects for work performed on the recovery of the temple.
2005
Sustainable Urbanism Prize awarded by the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition to the Municipal Ensanche 21 Association (presented on 26 May).
2005
Special prize at the third Energy Awards organised by EUDEL and the Basque Energy Board-EVE (presented on June 17).
2005
The UNO invited the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz to take part in World Environment Day in San Francisco and in the "Green cities" declaration.
2004
Green Flag-Sustainable City Prize for the eighth consecutive year for the city's waste management policies.
2003
Second Prize granted by the Spanish Waste Club to municipalities of more than 50,000 inhabitants, who have obtained the best results in their sustainability policies.
2003
Green Flag-Sustainable City Prize for the sixth consecutive year.
2003
Europa Nostra award for the Restoration of Santa Maria Cathedral.
2002
Prize granted by the second Childhood Rights and Municipal Policy competition, for the Children's Participation and Family Mediation programmes, organised by the FEMP and the Spanish UNICEF Committee. This prize was presented in November.
2002
Green Flag-Sustainable City Prize for the sixth consecutive year.
2001
Honourable mention in the Green Flag-Sustainable City Prize. This prize was presented in December.
2001
Prize granted by the first Childhood Rights and Municipal Policy competition, for the Children's Participation and Family Mediation programmes, organised by the FEMP and the Spanish UNICEF Committee.
2000
Green Flag-Sustainable City Prize for the fourth consecutive year.
2000
The fifth National Environment Conference presented Vitoria-Gasteiz with the National Environmental Education Award.
2000
The UNO selected the Green Belt of Vitoria-Gasteiz from among the 100 best projects in the world at the Third International Competition of Good Practices.
2000
City, Urban development and Ecology Prize granted by the Vasco-Navarra group of Urban Development Architects.
1999
Green Flag-Sustainable City Prize granted by the Association of Independent Consumers and presented in December by the Health Minister, Romay Becaría.
1999
Prize "For the ecological municipality 1999" (shared with Calviá on Majorca), granted by the newspaper Expansión and Arthur Andersen. This award is included within the Environment and Business prizes organised jointly by the aforementioned companies in collaboration with the IESA of Barcelona. The Minister for the Environment, Isabel Tocino, awarded the Prize on March 18.
1998
The fourth National Environment Conference granted the Town Hall an honourable mention as Sustainable City.
1998
"Ecological Street Cleaner" prize for the cleanest city (second consecutive year), granted by the Association of Independent Consumers and presented by the Health Minister, Romay Becaría.
1998
On the occasion of the Iberflora 98 trade fair, the Institute of Gardening Studies and Landscape Art awarded the Town Hall of Vitoria-Gasteiz an honourable mention in recognition of its work in the field of urban landscape and landscaped areas.
1997
On December 23, the Basque Government declared the Historical Quarter of Vitoria-Gasteiz to be a national monument.
1997
Ecological Street Cleaner" prize for the cleanest city, granted by the Association of Independent Consumers and presented in October of that year by the Health Minister, Romay Becaría.
1997
23rd Tourist Promotion Prize "Alimara" for the Tourist Guide "Vitoria-Gasteiz in all senses" published by the Town Hall. Received on April 25. Organised by the Tourism and Catering Centre of Barcelona.
1996
"Royal Foundation of Toledo Awards", for the Special Plan of Integrated Rehabilitation of the Medieval Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz, for the success of the set of actions undertaken in the rehabilitation of the medieval quarter of the city.
1996
The civic centres of Vitoria-Gasteiz, chosen as a model in the European Forum of Urban Safety held in La Villette (Paris) in October.
1996
European Level Sustainable City model. Second Conference of Sustainable Cities held in Lisbon in October.
1996
City chosen as an example at a state level to speak about its environmental experience at the Habitat II summit held in Istanbul in June.
1994
Pink Triangle Prize for the mayor of Vitoria-Gasteiz for being the first public authority to open a Civil Marriage Registry both for heterosexual and homosexual couples. Presented on June 21, 1994. Organised by the Gays and Lesbians Association of Madrid.
1994
Silver Plate for work in the field of Sports. Received on December 21 of that year. Granted by the Council for Sports of the Ministry of Education.
1993
Finalist in the Prince of Asturias Award Scheme for Sports.
1993
City of Barcelona Sports Prize.
1993
Sport Quality 92 Prize. Received on May 21 1993.
1992
Prize for Basque Sports 1991. Presented by the President of the Basque Government on March 12 1992. Organised by the Department of Culture of the Basque Government.
1991
Finalist in the Prince of Asturias Award Scheme for Sports.
1982
Europa Nostra award for the rehabilitation of the Historical Quarter of the city.

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