Movimento de Defesa da Vida wins MAM award
The 5th edition of the Manuel António da Mota Award was held at Palácio da Bolsa, in Porto, and was attended by the vice-Prime Minister, Paulo Portas.
The Manuel António da Mota award, worth 50 thousand euros, was awarded to the private institution of Social Solidarity Movimento de Defesa da Vida (MDV), in a ceremony held at Palácio da Bolsa, in Porto, which was attended by the Vice-Prime Minister, Paulo Portas.
This 5th Edition of Manuel António da Mota Award joined in the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family, aiming to recognise institutions that are working in the field of promoting, defending, and supporting the family in a wide range of areas. In this way it hopes to contribute to the recognition and public awareness of the work being done and call attention to the importance of family values and interests in the Portuguese society.
The Manuel António da Mota Award is an initiative of the Manuel António da Mota Foundation, in partnership with TSF radio. In previous years, awards went to institutions that were outstanding in the fight against poverty and social exclusion (2010), the promotion of volunteerism (2011), the promotion of active ageing and intergenerational solidarity (2012), and the promotion of European citizenship and the achievement of the national objectives set forth in the Europe 2020 strategy (2013).