The Association of Foundations of Navarra has granted the Geoalcali Foundation the First Prize in the Culture Category for its project Roman Heritage as a tourist and development resource in Liédena, a tourism and cultural initiative aimed at discovering and publicizing the wealth of the Roman heritage that surrounds the local area of Navarra and that, at the same time, culturally links the people of Mendoza with their neighbors from other nearby Navarra and Aragonese towns.
The Geoalcali Foundation project has been awarded for helping to promote more sustainable localities from a cultural, tourism, social and demographic point of view.
Liédena is an interesting example of how local heritage can be managed as a resource for attracting wealth, but, at the same time, how heritage can be used as a sign of identity and self-esteem for a population. A set of cultural resources linked to Roman heritage, with great potential, have singled out the image of Liédena and have given it the opportunity to position itself as one of the Navarra enclaves that present a greater patrimonial interest. The Roman civilization left a powerful legacy in this area, muga between the communities of Navarra and Aragon, which should not only serve to attract visitors but, as has been shown, helps unite different peoples and cultures with a common historical root. The implementation of initiatives such as those promoted by the Geoalcali Foundation are a great opportunity to project the image of Liédena as a place of cultural interest.
In addition to the Geoalcali Foundation, the Merece la Pena Parque Polo Foundation, in the category of Integration and Social Development and the Proyecto Hombre Foudation, in Innovation have won in their respective categories.
The award ceremony for this IV Edition took place at the Ilundain Foundation headquarters in Pamplona, and was awarded by the vice president of the Association of Foundations of Navarra, Ana Esparza, in a ceremony presented by Arantxa Quintana, a technician of the entity.