Fundación de Fomento Europeo
was founded on 18th June, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.
and maturity resulting from the nearly 20 year-long activity of the
Parent Institution, Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo, made
it clear that it was necessary to create a Foundation,
which would make it possible to further implement the activities
that are been carried out and to extend them to new facets, so
as to promote understanding among nations, individuals, and
their Universal Values.
purposes of the Fundación de
Fomento Europeo are based upon the ideology of Agrupación
Española de Fomento Europeo, which was set up in 1991 in
Barcelona, Spain, along the lines and the spirit of the “Charter
of Paris for a new Europe”, which was signed by the 32 European
States and the United States and Canada, all of which are
members of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
It is the aim of
the Fundación de Fomento Europeo
to continue and to extend, as much as possible, the task that
the Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo has been carrying out
for over 15 years. Therefore, it endeavours to unite all the
individuals of good will, with broadminded humanity -regardless
of their country, language, ethnic group, religion, beliefs,
ideology, etc,- who struggle to build a Europe that lives in
peace, freedom, solidarity, and harmony, and who contribute to
encourage and practice the values that bring us together.
The main goals of the
Foundation, which does not serve political or economic
interests, are the following:
To contribute to a
greater rapprochement and integration of all the nations,
cultures and ethnic groups of Europe.
To encourage the
mutual exchange and knowledge among these, their cultures
To promote, in
Spain as well as throughout all the nations in Europe, the
idea of "Europeanism" as a supranational value.
or promotion of activities intended to contribute to
establish relations between the Spanish nation and other
encourage and protect cultural, sports, assistance and
social institutions that endorse the rapprochement and
integration of nations.
It will not be a requisite to implement the different activities
simultaneously; rather, the Foundation will determine in each
case what suits its interests better, in terms of its economic
In order to
achieve the purposes specified in the above section, the
Foundation may organise all kinds of events, both on a domestic
and international level, which will include the attendance of
outstanding personalities from the fields of Arts, Sciences and
Literature. Some of such events may include the following:
To organise and
collaborate in different activities in the spheres of
culture, sports, social and humanitarian activities, of a
public as well as of a private nature, domestic and
international, that might contribute to a greater
rapprochement among nations.
To promote and
institute scholarships, aids, or subsidise studies, works or
activities pertaining to the purpose of the Foundation.
contests, organise exhibitions, and to sponsor publications
artistic, literary, scientific, and sporting awards, in
addition to honours.
To promote any
other activity intended to improve the goals stated above.
will expand the mentioned activities and will include new
services insofar as the social and cultural environments make
them necessary, and in any case, in terms of its financial
purposes of the Foundation focus generically on individuals, on
groups and on private organisations, both domestic and
international, who act in the social and humanitarian spheres. A
few of these are mentioned below:
activities and visits: Intended for individuals,
organisations and institutions, in general.
Granting assistance to individuals or organisations
pertaining to the purposes of the Foundations.
create, sustain, and provide assistance to Institutions,
Centres or Societies devoted to accomplishing any of the
competitions: Particularly those focusing on promoting
health and the rapprochement among nations.
Concerts and arts,
science and literary competitions, as well as contests,
exhibitions, funding publications and studies, with the
purpose of promoting all aspects of culture.
courses, roundtables and seminars for individuals and
corporations who are willing to enrich and expand their
Social and human
rights: Programmes for the elderly, for children, for the
disabled and those intended to promote equality among the
Ecology awareness programmes.
to children, education, language learning, employment, etc.
literary, science, sports and honour awards for individuals,
organizations, foundations or institutions linked to the
promote rapprochement: Establishing human contact with
When determining who are to be the beneficiaries of the
Foundation’s activity, the Board of Management will apply
impartial and non-discrimination criteria.
The Fundación de Fomento Europeo (Fundación
AEFE) is a Social, Charity and Cultural Institution
with a vocation for cooperation and solidarity. Its endeavours
focus on human rights, the union of individuals, cultures and
The Fundación AEFE
bridges gaps in society, thereby favouring equality in a
framework of aids aiming at rapprochement.
The Fundación AEFE
strengthens the civic and moral values that are essential for
coexistence in the old and new Europe, by reinforcing the
uninfringeable and indisputable rights of individuals.
Fundación de Fomento Europeo, to
develop its activities has created two platforms:
CULTURAL FORUM OF THE EUROPEAN VALUES
CHARITABLE TOWARDS SOCIAL ACTION
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Chairman Castellá de Cot, Jorge (*)
Vice-chairman Espinós Tayá, Andrés (*)
Secretary García-Mussons y de la Peña, Luis (*)
Miquel Pujolriu i Giménez
Española de Fomento Europeo
Calzada Vilaseca, Alberto
Castellà Sastre, Montserrat
Coma Matute, José
Escura Viñuela Dr., Antonio de P.
Ferrer Sala, José
Flaqué Gri, Ernest
Fundación Privada Bosch Aymerich
Martín Cabré, Javier
Molins Ribot, Casimiro
Montoliu Rosell, Eduardo
Parera Lluch, Alberto
Pintó Ruiz Dr., Josep Joan (*)
Punsoda Bou Dr., Joaquim
Samaranch Torelló, Juan Antonio
Trenchs Vallet ,Gerardo
Vallet Nubiola, Federico (*)
Member of the Executive Committee
HEADQUARTERS AND FIELD
headquarters of the Fundación de
Fomento Europeo are located in Barcelona, on Ronda General
Mitre, 200 entresuelo 1ª.
08006. Telephone: 0034
93 418 38 05
The field of action of
the Fundación AEFE is Spain and by extension, all
La Fundación de Fomento
Europeo, was created on 18th July, 2007, with public
document number 3.134 of its protocol, in the presence of Notary
of The Catalonia College, Mr. Antonio Roselló Mestre, being on
record its inscription in the Registry of Foundations of the
Department, by Ministerial Order on 4th December, 2007,
with number 795 of The Foundations Chronological Registry.
La Fundación de Fomento Europeo,
is recorded in the Registry of Foundations of The Culture
Ministry, Law 50/2002, on 26th December, of Foundations,
in The Regulation of Foundations of State Competence, approved
by Royal Decree 1337/2005, on 11th November and The Regulation
of The Registry of Foundations of State Competence, approved by
Royal Decree 384/1996, on 1st March.
inscription puts up with its recognition by the State as a
Private Juridical Entity, and due to the general interest of its
La Fundación de Fomento Europeo,
is declared of Public Benefit and the contributions have
important tax deductions.
economical conduct, is submitted, at the request of The AEFE
Foundation , to independent revisions, which guarantees the
adequate practicing and transparency.