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How to take part

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”la Caixa” Foundation is holding a call for applications with the aim of fostering reflection and dialogue on the subject of human development and sustainability. The goal is to strengthen its role as a meeting point between key agents in society: organisations, associations, public administration and professionals, to tackle today's challenges in a holistic way, overcoming academic and sector barriers.

Our aim is to become the meeting point for all these social agents, encouraging them to work towards establishing priorities, detecting new approaches and promoting the economic development and transformation of society.

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    The following organisations can submit a proposal:

    • Not-for-profit social, cultural and civic associations and organisations.

    • Social companies and cooperatives from the social sector.

    • Not-for-profit business and trade union organisations.

    • Universities and research centres.

    • Public administrations.

    The following are excluded from the call for applications: political parties and their foundations, private for-profit firms and freelancers.

    All projects must include at least 5 activities to be carried out at the Palau Macaya premises.

    All activities should take place between September 2020 and September 2021.

    Organisations selected in the last call for applications cannot apply for this call.

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Core areas

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    The call for applications is based on four core areas of reflection:

    1. Human development and economic sustainability: constructing alternative economic models and policies in a global world.

    2. Human development and environmental sustainability: the environment, climate change, limited natural resources and their preservation.

    3. Human development and social sustainability: the evolution of problems of social exclusion and welfare systems in the present and future.

    4. Human development and thought: identity and a sense of belonging, forms of organisation and political regulation.

Principles of action

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    The projects presented must be in accordance with the Palau Macaya's principles of action:

    • Promote a global horizon of thought based on an extensive geographical framework and an integrating historical perspective.

    • Incorporate a prospective view and propose innovative models focusing on the future.

    • Contribute humanist, democratic values and promote a world capable of managing its conflicts with a fairer, more just and tolerant society.

    • Introduce a holistic focus that helps to overcome academic and sectoral barriers, encouraging cooperation and networking.

    • Develop participative methodologies that help to identify, engage and empower all agents involved: public administrations, businesses, third sector organisations, universities, research centres and citizens.