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Consistent with the foundation values of "la Caixa", it carries out its social work by contributing to the progress of individuals and society, with special emphasis on the most vulnerable groups. It does so through efficient, innovative, measurable and likely to be transferred to other entities performances, all of it motivated by following its objectives for sustainable social transformation and creation of opportunities for people.
Ajuntament de Barcelona (the Barcelona City Council) supports this initiative and encourages solving social challenges framed in different areas and public institutions: Municipal Management, Municipal Social Services, Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities and the Area of Quality of Life, Equality and Sports.
DinàmiG is the Agency of Innovation and Development of the Garrotxa promoted by the City of Olot and the Regional Council. One of the five axes of its strategic plan is social innovation, with the aim of putting in value innovative experiences in the social field, and boost entrepreneurship and social innovation to give better answers to the main challenges of the territory and citizens.
The DGACC is part of the Department of Labor, Social and Family Affairs of the Generalitat of Catalonia. This Direction is in charge of campaigns and actions related to promoting citizenship, associations, volunteering; support social entities and community development, social inclusion and support of underprivileged sectors; management and planning of civic facilities, among others.
Network of major European cities, bringing together the local governments of over 140 of Europe's largest cities and 40 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 35 countries. EUROCITIES influences and works with the EU institutions to respond to common issues that affect the day-to-day lives of Europeans. Through six thematic forums, a wide range of working groups, projects, activities and events, EUROCITIES offers members a platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas.
Public company of the City Council of Donostia / San Sebastian responsible for the sustainable economic development. In its Strategic Plan, the city is committed to driving innovation as transformation vector and to promoting citizen participation as key to their empowerment, acting on three principles: innovation, sustainability and networking.
The Multilateral Investment Fund is the innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. It conducts high-risk experiments to test new models for engaging and inspiring the private sector to solve economic development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF addresses poverty and vulnerability by focusing on emerging businesses and smallholder farmers with the capacity to grow and create economic opportunities.
Fundación Biodiversidad (Biodiversity Foundation) is a public foundation of the government of Spain, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Its aim is to preserve the natural heritage and biodiversity by leading its preservation to the creation of employment, wealth and prosperity to the whole society.
We are a strategy partner of Desafío Fundación Telefónica (Fundación Telefónica Challenge), a new project working around global research of innovative proposals in the areas of scientific and technological education.
By improving education quality, Fundación Telefónica contributes educational innovation, implementing efficient pedagogical models, encouraging collaborative networking, preparing professors and connecting them with scholars from many countries in order to promote exchange of pedagogical and intercultural value.
Junta de Andalucía (Government of Andalusia) supports this initiative by facilitating the implementation of social innovations in its territory with the aim of promoting green job opportunities.