Sociologist Jan Váně and his team receive the Good Soul Award
Pilsen's annual traditional 'gathering of angels', i.e., workers and volunteers in social services who are recognized by the City of Pilsen, was held in the Měšťanská Beseda building. One of this year's awards went to the Faculty of Arts at the University of West Bohemia.
second time, the Zlatý Anděl (Golden Angel), Dobrá duše (Good Soul) and
Andělské ruce (Angelic Hands) awards ceremony has been disrupted by the
coronavirus pandemic, so the planned gala evening was replaced by personal
recognition of those without whom our society could not properly function in
the current situation. The Golden Angel Award for 2021 went to Ludmila Ševčíková;
the Good Soul Award went to eight partners, and the recipients of the Angelic
Hands Award were 36 social services employees. Also this year, the Angel in
Memoriam Award was conferred. The recipients received a video congratulatory
greeting from the Mayor of the City of Pilsen, Martin Baxa, and Deputy Mayor,
Eliška Bartáková, who is in charge of the social services agenda.
Soul Award went to the Head of the Sociology Department at the Faculty of Arts,
Jan Váně, and his team - students Jolana
Vrzalová, Kateřina Štancová, Nikol Kubátová, Bara Polenová and Martin
Boška. Good Souls are partners of the City of Pilsen who gave a helping
hand when it was needed or did some work for the city above and beyond their call.
Jan Váně's team received the award for "long-term beneficial cooperation
of the Faculty of Arts at the University of West Bohemia with the City of
Pilsen in the area of social services", such as the research study into
homelessness, which is aimed at helping the city resolve this issue.
Faculty of Arts
| Pavel KORELUS
20. 12. 2021