By Academic Decree of January 1, Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez has been appointed as new Vice President of the General Council of the Royal Academies and Institutes of Spain (Consejo General de las Reales Academias e Institutos de España), as well as the President of the permanent Diputación.

Within the institution in which he started; the Royal Institute of Historical, Political, Science and Arts Studies Alfonso XIII; He has received the appointment as Vice-Grand Chancellor Assistant Fifth and President of the Permanent Deputation.

Among other fields, about his humanitarian work, on December 27 he was informed about the concession of the Grand Cross of the Order of Humanitarian Merit of the Junta de Andalucía. It is an unprecedented fact, since the Grand Cross is only granted to those people born in Andalusia or whose main activity is carried out in the Autonomous Community.