The Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) has published the Andalucía Joven awards given by the Regional Ministry of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality through the Andalusian Youth Institute (IAJ). A total of 13 groups, entities and individuals from the autonomous community representing the eight Andalusian provinces received awards. These are honorary awards, which recognise work, dedication, personal involvement and commitment to the development of Andalusian youth.
In the ‘Young Municipality of the Year’ category, Purchena shares the award with the town of Cabra (Cordoba). Purchena was named Youth Municipality in 2005, since then it has been a fundamental axis in the field of youth (development of European volunteer and exchange programmes, cultural, sports and employment activities and operation of the Youth Information Centre which is a qualified multiplier of the Eurodesk Network), also collaborating with the Andalusian Youth Institute, all actions that have made it worthy of the distinction again.