“la Caixa” Foundation, the most important foundation in Europe and the third in the world, becomes a direct representative of the United Nations.
Since November 2021, CaixaForum Macaya, in Barcelona, is the first Category 2 Center (CC2) for Social Sciences and Humanities under the auspices of UNESCO.
This listed building, which houses the “la Caixa” Social Observatory, has become part of an influential and internationally recognized network of knowledge.
But how was it possible to get here? What actions did we take at iPg to support this process, from concept to completion?
The “la Caixa” Foundation is the most important foundation in Europe and the third in the world. It is specialized in science, culture and humanities.
Together with the Foundation, we set ourselves the goal of placing Spain as a leader in the global debate on the challenges we face together as a society and strengthening its position as an international spearhead of change.
UNESCO, a world-renowned institution focused on education, science, culture and communication, was our ambitious goal.
Let’s roll up our sleeves
After a series of meetings with UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which we identified our shared objectives, in September 2020 we began the application process to designate CaixaForum Macaya as CC2.
iPg prepared and evaluated proposals, publications, feasibility studies, agreements and sponsorships, among many other documents. “It was a very intense year in which we built relationships and aligned goals through joint reports and collaboration agreements”, explains Loreto Gómez, iPg consultant involved in the process of the designation of CaixaForum Macaya as CC2 of Social Sciences and Humanities of UNESCO . “The result is unparalleled and marks a turning point.”
Where do we go from here?
With this designation, the ”la Caixa” Foundation, through CaixaForum Macaya, is now the direct representative of the United Nations organizations and other international government bodies, as well as a trusted partner of some of the most important institutions and change agents in the world.
This new center is now part of a global network of excellence that supports UNESCO’s strategic priorities.
In this way, it works to implement global development programs and agendas, and forms part of a highly recognized international network that helps build reputation, aligns itself with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contributes to the development of social sciences in Spain through the ”la Caixa” Social Observatory, a leader in social science research.
Contact us to find out more about our close collaboration with “la Caixa” Foundation.