SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, highlighted on Tuesday the validity and potential of the Canarian jurisdiction during the awards ceremony of the first informative contest on the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Islands (REF) developed in the archipelago.
The event took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the initiative was promoted by the magazine ‘La Gaveta Económica’, which was sponsored by the regional government, the financial entity Cajasiete and the Círculo de Empresarios de Gran Canaria , together with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education and the Vice-Ministry of the Presidency.
Apart from the President of the Canary Islands, the speeches and awards given to the three winning students of the contest were attended by Agustín Manrique de Lara, president of the Círculo de Empresarios de Gran Canaria; Fernando Berge, president of the financial entity Cajasiete, and the journalist Antonio Salazar, director of the magazine La Gaveta Económica, presenter of the event and organizer of this training activity, aimed at third and fourth ESO students (from 14 to 16 years).
The awards, consisting of a diploma and informative and computer material for their centers, went to Gema García, from the Tenerife IES Los Cristianos (first place), Meera Kumar Teckchandani, from the Arenas Sur school (Gran Canaria), and Irene Batista Van Etthen , from the Casa Azul school (Tenerife).
The three received the distinctions together with the president of the Canary Islands, Manrique de Lara y Berge.
During his speech, the regional president said that politicians and other protagonists of the social and economic life of the islands “sometimes get lost when using acronyms such as REF, RUP, IGIC and others, thinking that society in general understands and , However, it’s not always like that”.
For this reason, he underlined the relevance of projects like these so that the new generations of Canaries know well what the island jurisdiction means, which, since the Castilian conquest, grants the archipelago economic and fiscal singularities “not as privileges, but as compensation for remoteness and insularity “, since in the Canary Islands” everything costs more “, such as mobility or water consumption, for example.
For Torres, “these are the initiatives that we must maintain and enlarge”, which is why he announced that there will be new editions of the contest so that the Canary Islands of the future know in detail the rights, obligations, rules and economic possibilities of the Canary Islands, “how much it costs that they are understood outside “of the islands.
SPECIFIC TEXT BOOK, INTERNET WORKSHOPS AND TEACHING EXPERTS
This initiative included a specific textbook, online workshops with REF experts and an innovative video game experience that received some 30,000 visits.
27 teachers from the Canary Islands who teach Economics and 312 students participated in the 12 workshops developed.
In these presentations, the current Vice-Counselor of the Presidency, Antonio Olivera, an expert in economic and fiscal matters of the islands, also took part, among others.
Likewise, there was a marketing strategy experience (gaming) and a league, in which 274 registrations were registered and 135 valid video, infographic and writing works were received.
In total, there were more than 2,000 different visitors to the online platform and almost 30,000 visits between January and September 2021.