Being part of the network
‘la Caixa’ Foundation is the most important foundation in Europe and the third largest in the world.
CaixaForum Macaya is home to the ‘la Caixa’ Social Observatory – a leader in social sciences research, who’s goal is to be part of an internationally recognized and influential network of knowledge.
Our ambitious goal was to obtain recognition from UNESCO, the main global organisation in education, science, culture and communication.
Objective: the designation of the CaixaForum Macaya as the first Category 2 (CC2) Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities backed by UNESCO.
“iPg managed, amongst many other things, our international public affairs, including our most important tasks, such as our designation as a UNESCO centre. The work the iPg carried out for us is the best that I’ve seen.”
How can we position the third largest private foundation in the world, centered around science, culture and humanities as a global actor for change?
We organized meetings with UNESCO stakeholder and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aim of showcasing shared goals.
After a series of meetings and many reports and proposals carried out by iPg, in September 2020 we began the process of designating the CaixaForum Macaya as a centre for the study of social sciences.
Following this, was a year of work: building relationships through reports, analysis, feasibility plans and cooperation agreements in order to align our goals.
Direct dialogue with the UN
On the 24th of November 2021, the CaixaForum Macaya was designated the first Category 2 Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities under the auspices of UNESCO.
“la Caixa” Foundation, through the CaixaForum Macaya, is now a direct representative of the UN’s institutions and other global governance bodies, with access to the most important institutions and agents of change in the world.
The new centre is a member of a global network of excellence that contributes to the strategic priorities of UNESCO.