On 21 October 2023, the Princess of Asturias Award for Exemplary Village 2023 will be presented to the joint candidacy of Arroes, Peón and Candanal.
The technological innovation that CTIC brings to the Valley -from its work centre in Peón, CTIC RuralTech-, has deserved the mention of the Jury, which values the potential of this project to become a "valid model to be replicated in other places".
The Jury also highlights in its Judgement the capacity of these three Maliay parishes to preserve a diversified economy based on local resources and to achieve the rejuvenation of their population and their demographic growth in recent years.
It also focuses on the fact that this technological innovation should come from the territory and be based on tradition, with the involvement of the neighbours.
The following map shows 24 outstanding resources of the Valle de Arroes, Peón and Candanal, a small sample of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of these three parishes in the council of Villaviciosa.
The inhabitants of the Valle de Arroes, Peón and Candanal thus participate in an innovative Territorial Intelligence project promoted by CTIC Technology Centre and aimed at identifying, cataloguing and digitising the most important elements that make up the memory of the territory. People of different ages meet periodically in the Intergenerational Classroom, located in the CTIC Ruraltech facilities, to share knowledge and create a participatory digital catalogue.
In the Valley of Arroes, Peón and Candanal we have developed a model based on the concept of Territorial Intelligence, which is defined as the knowledge necessary to understand and comprehend the systemic functioning, dynamics and structures of the territory, as well as the management of the instruments and techniques to make the most of this knowledge, so that the strategies allow the sustainability of this knowledge.
If you click on each of the blocks below, you can see more videos about the technological proposals we are developing in the Valley.