Accreditations and certifications



Open Arms is a member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation, being nowadays the only “full members” from the Spanish State.


Open Arms is a “supporting entity” of Human Rights at Sea, which is an independent international platform for the preservation of human rights at sea.


Open Arms is an entity associated to the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.


UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008

UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 

OHSAS 18001:2007

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qs_icon3   The work and initiative of Oscar Camps and his team of volunteers, has been recognized by awards detailed below:

FEMAREC Prize 2020
Given by the Femarec Foundation

Teaming Prize 2020
Given by the Teaming Foundation 

Marta Mata de Pedagogía Prize 2019
Given by the Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat

Enric Martínez i Julià Prize 2019
Given by the Centre Sant Pere Apostòl of Barcelona

Medal of Honor to Oscar Camps, in the gold category 2019
Given by the Parliament of Catalonia

"Talento de Honor de Solidaridad" Prize 2019
Awarded by the Welcome Talent Society

"XL Premio por la Paz" 2019
Awarded by United Nations Association of Spain (ANUE)

European Award of the year 2018 to Oscar Camps
Given by the magazine Reader’s Digest

“Valores” Award 2018
Given by "La Razón"

National Human Rights Award 2018
Given by the Spanish Human Rights Association

"Portaveu" Award to Oscar Camps 2018
Given by the Journalists Association of Catalonia (Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya)

Baeza Diversa Award 2018
Given by Baeza's City Council

Sájarov Award 2018 Finalists
Given by the European Parliament

Civic Merit Medal 2018
Given by Barcelona's City Council

Spanish Federation The Human Right 5th award
Given by the Spanish Federation of Le Droit Humain

Gold Medal 2018 
Given by the Official College of Social Work of Catalonia ("Col·legi Oficial de Treball Social de Catalunya")

"Optimistas comprometidos" Award (Category: Sustainable Thinking) 2018
Given by the magazine "Anoche tuve un sueño"

Creu de Sant Jordi Prize 2018
Given by the Government of Catalonia

"Estrella de Europa" Award 2018
Given by Zaragoza's City Council

"Trabajo y Sociedad" Award 2017
Given by the  Anastasio de Gracia Foundation (AGFITEL)

Climent Guitart Solidarity Award 2017
Awarded by the Guitart Hotels company

Plácido Fernández Viagas Prize 2017
Awarded by the Law and Democracy Association

UNICEF Spanish Committee Transforma Award 2017
Awarded by the Spanish Committee of Unicef

ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism 2017
Awarded by the Puffin Foundation and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)

Il·lustre Col·legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona Medal 2017
Given by the Illustrious Bar Association of Barcelona ("Il·lustre Col·legi de l'Advocacia de Barcelona" (ICAB))

Olof Palme Medal 2017
Awarded by the International Olof Palme Foundation 




"Memorial per la Pau Josep Vidal Llecha" Award 2016
Given by the Josep Vidal Llecha Association

"Valors" Solidarity Award 2016
Awarded by the Consell de l'Advocacia Catalana (CICAC)

European Citizen’s Prize 2016
Given by members of the European Parliament

H.E.R.O Awards 2016
Given by the International Maritime Rescue Federation

Pie Derecho Award – 9th Edition 2016
Given by “Cadena 100” to the most outstanding citizen solidarity initiatives

Honours to the humanitarian work done in the Lesvos island 2016
Given by Lloret de Mar’s City Council (February 2016)

Pere Casaldàliga a la Solidaritat Award 2016 (Navarcles)
Given by the International Festival of Solidary Cinema (“Festival Internacional de Cinema Solidari”)

Canary Islands Gold Medal 2016
Given by the Governing Council of the Canary Islands (“Consejo de Gobierno de Canarias”)

ADECOSE Prize 2016
Given by the Spanish Association of Insurance Brokers

Jesús Vicente Chamorro Prize for the Defence of Human Rights 2016
Awarded by the Progressive Union of Prosecutors

Impacte Award 2016
Given by the College of Advertising and Public Relations of Catalonia (“Col.legi de Publicitaris i Relacions Publiques de Catalunya”)

"Haz tu acción" Prize 2016
Given by the AISGE Foundation

International Prize for the Rights of Minors 2016
Given by the online magazine,

Sol D'Or Award 2016
Given by the International Environmental Movie Festival

Roig Toqués Award 2016
Given by the Vilanova i la Geltrú’s City Council

IWater Award 2016
Given by the 1st edition of the IWater show

Catalan Prize 2015
Awarded by “El Periódico” readers

Trencant Invisibilitats Award 2015 – 13th Edition
Given by Badalona’s City Council

Benet Vigo Award
Given by the Roca Galès Foundation

PROCURA Solidarity Prize
Given by the Spanish College of Lawyers