Vera awarded

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AWARD CEREMONY: Programme one of the first of its kind in the country.

VERA Mayor Feliz Lopez was presented this week with an award from the Andalucian Youth Institute to recognise the town as a Municipio Joven de Andalucia (Andalucian Youth Town).

The award, which the regional government gives to places which pay particular attention to their youth by carrying out specific activities and schemes aimed at them.

During a ceremony at the Vera Youth Information Centre, provincial youth institute coordinator Ramon Soto said: “this programme, one of the first of its kind in the country, requires councils to have facilities, infrastructure and specific policies aimed at this sector of the population.”

Youth policies, Soto reported, are a main priority of the Junta de Andalucia regional government which intends to continue working to fight youth unemployment among other things.

Mayor Lopez thanked the Junta and youth institute for the award, and for their work to help the younger generations which are, he stressed, the future.

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