Fundación Ramón Areces

Since its inception in 1976, the Ramón Areces Foundation has been dedicated to sponsoring science by promoting research, contributing to the generation of human capital and spreading knowledge. It also operates through partnerships with domestic and foreign scientific and cultural institutions of excellence.

From the moment it was founded, the Foundation has supported Spanish scientists both inside and outside our country. In this line of action, it finances the Communities of Spanish Scientists in the UK (CERU), the Federal Republic of Germany (CERFA), the Association of Spanish Scientists in the United States (ECUSA), Sweden, Denmark, Australia y Japan, having been the sponsor for many of their activities. Once again, the Ramon Areces Foundation has wanted to ratify this commitment by co-financing the First Meeting of the Community of Spanish Scientists in the United States.

Fundación Bancaria "La Caixa"

"La Caixa" Banking Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to promote and develop charity, welfare, educational and cultural social projects. Its mission is to contribute to building a better and fairer society, giving opportunities to the people who need it the most, being today the first foundation of Spain and among the ten most important in the world.

"La Caixa" Banking Foundation has among its main priorities of action the contribution to knowledge and support research in life sciences and health and other major social challenges as well as promoting scientific and technological dissemination.

Through the Research and Knowledge Area, "la Caixa" Obra Social works for the development of research and innovation, since the advances made by researchers have a transformative and real impact on society, as well as promotes talent and training excellence.

Fundación Teléfonica

Fundación Telefónica contributes greatly to the economic, social and cultural development of the countries in which it is present, improving the quality of life and promoting equality of opportunity among people. One of the main lines of action of Fundación Telefónica is to anticipate future scenarios: contemporary culture, education and employability, accompanying society in the process of transformation towards a digital world and more solidarity.

The Foundation works in four strategic pilars: quality digital education for children from vulnerable backgrounds, exploring, inspiring and transforming teaching models to end the educational gap; employability, helping young people to find work opportunities and training in the most demanded profiles; digital culture, creating and sharing cultural and technological knowledge through different initiatives; and corporate volunteering, mobilizing through Telefónica Volunteers our employees to carry out solidarity actions that respond to social needs.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC) plans, directs, implements and evaluates Spain's foreign policy and cooperation policy, in accordance with the Government's guidelines and in application of the principle of unity of action abroad. In the structure of the MAEC, the Directorate of Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is responsible for the promotion and development of international cultural and scientific relations.

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