millon spending on Obra Social
millon spending on
Fundación Caja Madrid activities
of beneficiaries and users
Degree of progress: Initiated In progress Completed
COMMITMENT 2008 COMMITMENT 2009
Development of new studies through the Social Demand Observatory. Studies conducted include “The disabled sector in Spain”, “Job placement of Carry out projects to conserve Spain’s historical
persons at risk of social exclusion: analysis of social integration agencies in Spain”, heritage sites and continue supporting
educational and environmental education Internet portals for the “Aula On Line postgraduate education programmes.
Cajamadrid” project, and a diagnostic study of the current state of cultural activities.
New improvement actions as a result of feedback
New improvement actions as a result of feedback gathering from main Beneficiaries of Obra Social programmes were actively consulted and 10 gathering from main Obra Social projects.
Obra Social projects. improvement measures has been introduced as a result of the analysis.
New resource centres for the areas of disability and
Improve the social return of leading projects by applying the Social The Social Return Model allows all projects to be assessed in terms of the social exclusion.
Return Model. effectiveness of their response to social needs. In 2008, these evaluations were
conducted on 80 projects, which accounted for 79% of the investment. Improve the social return of leading projects by
applying the Social Return Model.
Additional resourcing of projects to encourage
Creation of a day centre network for elderly dependents. Caja Madrid has sponsored infrastructure projects to build, purchase or expand day active and healthy ageing.
and/or overnight centres and residences.
Greater involvement of Caja Madrid branches in the
New resource centres for the areas of disability and social exclusion. The greater part of these initiatives targeted job training programmes and the management of social, environmental and cultural
creation and fitting-out of infrastructure for Special Employment Centres and Social subsidies.
Integration and Promotion Enterprises.
Additional resourcing of projects to encourage active and healthy Support has gone to innovative and effective projects that promote active ageing and
ageing. care for the dependent elderly.
Greater involvement of Caja Madrid branches in the management of Positions have been created in the business offices of the retail branch network to
social, environmental and cultural subsidies. represent Obra Social, whose main functions include selecting and proposing activities
demanded by the commercial network.
Adaptation of La Casa Encendida spaces, facilities and management La Casa Encendida operates under the Global Accessibility Management System
system in line with the findings of the accessibility audit. to allow it to continue making advances and improvements in this area. In 2008
certification to the UNE-170001 standard was renewed.
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The activity of Obra Social and Fundación Caja Legitimacy Caja Madrid manages the following programmes through
Madrid is framed at all times by the principles Obra Social should enjoy full recognition from its its community welfare organisation Obra Social:
and policies approved by the General Assembly, users and beneficiaries, the people within Caja
namely: Madrid and society at large for its activities, based
on qualities that single it out as innovative and Education Social welfare Culture Environment
Unity “different from the rest”.
Obra Social is to be seen as the sum of all social Education/training for Assistance to the elderly Cultural activities Nature and the
and cultural activities carried on with the support Independence children and young people environment
of Caja Madrid irrespective of who organises or Obra Social conducts its activities with complete Assistance to dependent
manages the initiatives. independence, though it may from time to time persons
enter into partnerships with public or private
Equity agencies as a means to leverage its social Development cooperation
Resources are allocated on the basis of need, investment and strengthen and assure its image
timeliness, appropriateness and urgency. and mission.
Decisions on the activities to be programmed and
the individuals, families, groups and institutions Economy Obra Social Caja Madrid spent a total of 200.1
they target seek to achieve maximum social return Obra Social activities are conducted with attention million on these programmes in 2008, carrying
on the funding employed. to their effectiveness, to ensure that the objectives out more than 14,000 projects and activities that
charted are achieved; efficiency, so as to consume reached some 15.7 million people. In addition
Relevance the fewest possible resources in meeting our to these programmes, Obra Social operates
Social and cultural activities should be attuned to objectives; and synergy, making full use of the 153 proprietary spaces. The breakdown of this
the social agenda of the day, to the demands and resources and talents available within Caja Madrid. spending is depicted below:
aspirations of our society, combining a forward-
looking, innovative approach with permanent Social effectiveness and timeliness For a more detailed description of each of these
attention to our commitments and obligations Evaluating the ripple effects of the activities programmes, visit the Obra Social website.
under projects in progress. pursued, their impact on the target groups and
the added value they generate, in accordance
Transparency with the social and cultural needs of the day, and
Project selection criteria, control procedures and periodically reviewing the evolution of those needs
decision-making processes are given the widest to chart new priorities and objectives.
possible publicity, while society and the media are
kept constantly informed about Obra Social activities
as a way to improve and strengthen its image.
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Care for the
Every year, Obra Social Caja Madrid actively seeks The main lines of action in these areas were: Ongoing support for the publication of practical Calls for projects to assist people with disabilities
out solutions to improve the quality of life of handbooks to inform, educate and raise public and their families
senior citizens through projects that foster their Promotion of projects providing therapy, awareness on Alzheimer’s disease. Obra Social Caja Madrid provided funding for some
integration and participation in society. rehabilitation projects and “breaks for care- 364 projects to assist the disabled, benefiting
givers”. Social centres for the elderly 201,647 persons directly and another 701,635
Our efforts have supported innovative and effective Obra Social Caja Madrid has 41 social centres indirectly.
projects to promote active ageing and provide Collaboration in: known as “Spaces for the Elderly” that are used
care for elderly persons who are no longer self- by 121,259 beneficiaries in the regions of Madrid, This aid has been used to support efforts aimed
sufficient. Volunteer organisation. Castilla la Mancha and Ceuta. Apart from serving at prevention, early attention, rehabilitation and,
as meeting places, these centres conduct activities most importantly, the construction, expansion and
In 2008 such initiatives were funded with €29.7 Home assistance. to improve the quality of life of our older citizens by refurbishment of the infrastructure for residences,
million, highlighted by: fostering their social integration and participation day and occupational centres.
Construction, refurbishment and fitting-out of in the community, lifelong training and introductory
Calls for projects in support and care for the day and residential centres. courses in new technologies. Calls for projects to assist persons suffering
elderly and their families inequalities or at risk of social exclusion and their
The 124 projects approved in 2008 reached 62,996 Other social assistance programmes for the The Spaces for the Elderly network hosted 4,440 families
persons directly and indirectly benefited another elderly activities in 2008, spanning such varied areas as The 280 projects in this area benefited 562,685
190,427. In addition to the funding granted through its calls, preventive health, citizenship, current affairs and persons directly and 2,247,373 indirectly. Target
Obra Social Caja Madrid supported 32 one-off new technologies, arts and crafts, performing arts collectives include socially vulnerable children and
In response to one of the more pressing needs projects benefiting 1,004,522 persons. These and culture, leisure and pastimes. young people, alcoholics, drug addicts and ex-drug
of society’s elderly population, Caja Madrid activities seek to deliver social-medical assistance addicts, HIV-positive and AIDS patients, prisoners
sponsored infrastructure projects to build,
purchase or expand day and/or overnight centres
to dependent elderly people.
Care for dependent and ex-prisoners, victims of domestic violence,
prostitutes and the homeless.
and residences. Other programmes of note include:
persons Most of these projects are designed to promote
Support was also given to initiatives promoting Adapting homes for the disabled elderly. prevention, rehabilitation and training for the
active ageing and healthy living habits. Obra Social Caja Madrid supports initiatives to persons involved. In parallel, funding is provided
Speech therapy for sufferers of Alzheimer’s foster social integration and job placement for for the construction and/or acquisition of centres to
Call for projects dealing with Alzheimer’s, disease. dependent persons. In 2008 a total of €56.5 million house this kind of activity, and their refurbishment,
Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative were invested in projects and centres catering for enlargement or fitting-out.
pathologies associated with the ageing process Encouraging and organising senior citizens to people suffering disability or chronic disease, and
The 2008 edition reached a total of 109 transmit their cultural and artistic knowhow to those at risk of social exclusion.
programmes that provided assistance to 12,699 school children and members of other social
persons and their families, including 4,633 groups with limited access to the world of In 2008 this aid was basically channelled through
individuals with Alzheimer’s, 4,961 Parkinson’s culture to more fully integrate them into the the following projects:
sufferers and 3,105 people afflicted by other information society.
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Calls for projects dedicated to employment Some 1,182 actions of this kind were carried out Special mention should be made of the work Emergency Aid Plan
creation and promotion for people with disabilities in 2008 by this project ,which, since its inception carried on by the Solidarity Area of the La Casa Obra Social’s other cooperation resource, the
and groups suffering inequalities and at risk of three years ago, has helped place 3,000 persons Encendida cultural centre, which continues Emergency Aid Plan, continued its partnerships
social exclusion with disabilities and a risk of social exclusion in organising workshops, courses, talks, exhibitions with Bomberos Unidos sin Fronteras, Acción
Some 112 projects of this kind received support jobs at 1,600 Spanish companies. and social awareness seminars for the general contra el Hambre, Médicos del Mundo and, as new
from Obra Social Caja Madrid that contributed public and, above all, for persons deal with ally in 2008 in the response to humanitarian crises,
to first-time job placement and/or maintaining Construction of targeted care centres disadvantaged persons in their work or volunteer Intermón Oxfam. Since the plan was first started,
jobs for 3,068 persons. A total of 13,777 persons With the enactment of the recent Law for the activities. These concerns were reflected, amongst aid has gone to more than 40 countries in the form
benefited directly and 44,995 indirectly. Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Care for others, in the “Gandhi: my life is my message” of rescue and evacuation, provision of drinking
Los beneficiarios directos de este tipo de ayudas, Dependent Persons, and our ongoing concern photo exhibition and roundtable, and the “34 views, water and sanitation, and basic nutritional, health
son personas con discapacidad física, intelectual o for meeting the needs of the disadvantaged lest we forget” exhibition of photographs of victims and food safety assistance for the victims of natural
sensorial, en riesgo de exclusión social (personas in our society, Obra Social Caja Madrid’s is an of humanitarian crises, and the “Theatre and the and other catastrophes.
sin hogar, inmigrantes, drogodependientes), active partner in a programme to build purpose- Disabled” series.
jóvenes y mujeres con dificultades para el empleo specific centres to support persons suffering from
y personas en dificultad socio-laboral en general.
El mayor número de iniciativas se ha dirigido a
disabilities and discrimination and vulnerable to
programas de formación para el empleo y a la
creación de infraestructuras y equipamientos de A notable achievement along these lines was the
Centros Especiales de Empleo y Empresas de construction and fitting-out of a homeless shelter, Forty development cooperation projects were
Promoción e Inserción Social. with the support of the RAIS Foundation (Social- executed in Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican
Labour Integration Support Network), and a day Republic, Nicaragua and El Salvador, funded with
ECA Caja Madrid – Supported employment centre for persons with traumatic brain damage a total of € 3.7 million in 2008, reaching 183,684
programme and their families, in collaboration with APANEFA beneficiaries directly and 874,319 indirectly.
The aim of the ECA project is to offer job (Traumatic Brain Damage Association of Madrid).
opportunities to disabled and otherwise These initiatives were aimed at improving primary
disadvantaged persons who have especially Other programmes healthcare, basic sanitation, education, promoting
severe difficulties finding ordinary employment. Obra Social Caja Madrid has supported 65 productivity and enhancing revenue-generating Fernando Medina Gascón
Beneficiaries are helped to be able to live one-off projects serving a total of 1,588,702 capabilities, with 50% of these programmes 0764 - Care Coordination And Programming
independently and lead a more normal social and persons, ranging from programmes to care for benefiting the most vulnerable social groups,
working life. This is achieved by providing them individuals with chronic mental illness, initiatives women and children in particular.
with on-the-job training and mentoring during to promote volunteer groups, the prevention of
the initial period to help prevent rejection in the drug addiction and providing ambulances and
workplace and minimise adaptation risk. other medical vehicles to municipalities all over
Spain. Furthermore, the 2008 edition of the Caja
Madrid Social Research Awards was dedicated
to exploring the causes and consequences of
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The goal in this area is to help young people families, such as sign language workshops and organised to foster and strengthen democratic open to the general public and with full disabled
develop the kind of social skills and experiences counselling through the Parents School. habits in the classroom through debates access.
they need for their personal growth and and votes. Discussion forms are held to give
development as well-rounded citizens. Supplementary learning centres students the chance to express themselves, In 2008 more than 702,000 persons participated
Obra Social Caja Madrid runs 11 language learning exchange and contrast opinions and defend in the 2,187 activities organised by La Casa
The 2008 education and instructional programme centres and 39 reading rooms their views. Some 19,114 students participated Encendida. A representative sampling of those
was funded with €49.9 million. in the activity in 434 different schools. The “Mock activities includes:
The language schools offer programmes in European Parliament” is another initiative
Early childhood, youth and special education and English as a foreign language and Spanish for to familiarise youngsters with the virtues of Exhibitions. Se han organizado exposiciones
training immigrants that were attended by a total of 4,197 dialogue, raise their awareness of what it means sobre videojuegos “Try again”, sobre dos
Some 1,063 children aged from four months to students in 2008. to be a citizen of Europe and enhance their artistas internacionales, Ellen Kooi y Jesper
six years are enrolled in the five early childhood understanding of and skills in parliamentary Just; así como muestras acerca de los nuevos
centres supported by Obra Social in the 2008/2009 The Obra Social Caja Madrid network of libraries debate.
representantes del arte indio o la cultura
school year. serves 225,078 active members, who have access
urbana y actual de EE.UU con “Beautiful
to 512,633 books and publications, which now Internet programmes. The diverse projects
The social action plan pursued during the year include materials adapted for disabled readers. carried out seek to awaken young people’s
continued to bring important assistance to families creativity and interest in literature and advance
of children with special learning needs and to Programmes for school-age children their knowledge of the principles that inspire the Performing arts. El festival de música de baile
families of immigrants. The 50 projects carried out during the year are European Union and the Spanish Constitution. culta “Let’s dance”, el festival “Electrónica en
a valuable resource for teachers, and motivate abril”, o el ciclo dedicado a la Nueva Canción
Support to young people’s education and training youngsters to acquire values, habits and Francesa, han sido algunas de las propuestas
is channelled through the six centres run by
Obra Social Caja Madrid (curricular, occupational
experiences that enrich their lives in and out of the
classroom. Emphasis is also placed on promoting
Culture más destacadas.
and supplementary instruction) with a total of their integration into society and the job market. The 4,847 events organised in 2008 in proprietary Audiovisual arts. Con la programación de
2,822 students enrolled. These centres promote and co-managed spaces reached an audience cine contemporáneo, cortometrajes y las
comprehensive job training and education in The main types of programmes are briefly of 6,916,551 people, and were resourced with an últimas creaciones en vídeo experimental
values for young adults, as well as helping them described below: annual budget of €30.3 million. con las retrospectivas dedicadas a directores
in their transition to world of work. Personalised contemporáneos.
attention and support is also provided to students Scholarships. A total of 200 students and Cultural activities in proprietary spaces
with difficulties and their families. vocational educational graduates participated Obra Social Caja Madrid has 15 sites dedicated Literature and thought. Destacan talleres
in seven weeks of on-the-job training in y conferencias con escritores de prestigio,
to the worlds of art and culture. Below we briefly
The Ponce de León centre offers a standard companies in the United Kingdom and encuentros con directores de cine,
describe the two of them: La Casa Ecendida in
education curriculum with preferential and special Ireland under the auspices of the “Eurobecas” presentaciones de novelas y proyectos entre
Madrid and the Espai Cultural in Barcelona.
integration advantages for the deaf and hearing programme. creativos de los distintos oficios de la cultura
impaired, to help them build their skills and self- La Casa Encendida: A pre-eminent cultural centre que convergen en programas como el de
confidence. The basic instructional programmes Debating programmes. A new edition of and meeting place for the worlds of art, education, “Emergencias”.
is supplemented with activities for the students the “Aulaforo Caja Madrid” programme was
social concerns and environmental awareness,
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Espai Cultural of Barcelona: This centre has world of film shorts, with 521 entries in the Fundación Caja Madrid’s activities radiate out to large areas of
hosted exhibitions such as “Passion in the stands”, competition. Spanish society and cultural life:
a visual journey through the varied events and
situations that accompany a football match; Photography. The 2008 exhibitions were highlighted
“The colours or water”, with emphasis on the by “El mundo hoy. Nosotros” and “Caja Madrid Conservation of Spain’s Music promotion and Sponsorship, cultural Scholarships, research and
Family Album”, along with the online photography historical heritage dissemination in Spain promotion and exhibitions universities
importance of responsible uses of resources;
“The intimate pleasure of reading” and “Palpable competition “Revelados 08”.
words”, focused on the world of reading. These Collaboration with official Concerts Publishing activities Support for
were accompanied by diverse other exhibitions, Literature. Organisation of the “Narrative and institutions in the Madrid postgraduate
along with films, theatre and concerts, and the Essays Prize”, as well as the “Luis Rosales Region instruction
“Cultural Tuesdays” series of culture appreciation Memorial Prize” and “Vicente Aleixandre Poetry
Restoration works outside Education Exhibitions Research support
activities for youngsters Competition” for young authors.
Cultural projects Music. Keynote projects include the “Sounds Smaller-scale restoration Musicological research and Sponsorship of cultural Support to university
The socio-cultural projects supported by Obra of the Earth” concert programme for schools, works recordings institutions programmes
Social Caja Madrid work on two main fronts: so children can experience and learn about
one is to promote access to and interest in the the customs and traditions of other countries;
Total spending by Fundación Caja Madrid’s in its For a more detailed description of each area, visit
world of culture and artistic creation amongst and “Acordes Caja Madrid 2008”, a scheme for
programmes of activities reached €77.9 million in the Foundation website.
schoolchildren and disadvantaged social groups, conservatory and music school orchestras
2008, distributed in the following areas:
and the second is to support the work of budding
young artists by offering prizes, scholarships and Theatre. Including theatre campaigns developed
various forms of aid. especially for children like “Live the Theatre, the
stage is yours”, which offers instruction in the
The initiatives pursued in 2008 included: performing arts for youngsters.
Art. “Generations: Caja Madrid Art Awards and Culture and social solidarity. This section takes
Grants”, to recognise and promote the work in cultural programmes designed for elderly
of young creators; the “Inéditos” programme and disabled persons and groups suffering
of aid for call for exhibition proposals in the social exclusion. Some of the more notable
emerging arts; and the “2008 Poster Prize”, examples are the “Coffee, Chat and Cinema” film
with 449 entries, organised around the theme of screenings for the elderly and “Raise the curtain,
reflecting on the relationship between healthy lower the obstacles”, to encourage disabled
eating and respect for the environment. people to take up theatre.
Film. The “Cortos Caja Madrid Contests”
supports young Spanish filmmakers in the
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Fundación Caja Madrid has devoted over €158 and attract visitor interest, and produces video Fundación Caja Madrid’s music programme is Fundación Caja Madrid, in collaboration with
million to this programme since its start-up in documentaries and organises on-site exhibitions the largest carried out by any private non-profit Spain’s national youth orchestra, the JONDE,
1991. No other private non-profit institution has put and concerts. organisation in Spain. provides scholarships and travel grants for the
more resources into preserving Spain’s historical orchestra’s young instrumentalists wishing to
heritage. One of the star projects in 2008 was the restoration The programme takes in three main categories pursue further studies in Spain or abroad.
of the Church of San Pablo in Valladolid, which was that are mutually related: concerts, education and
Aside from its longstanding collaboration with the approached as a multi-faceted cultural project, with research, and musicology research, publications Research:
Madrid City Council and Regional Government, a public relations campaign, on-site interpretation and recordings. Recovery of key works from Spain’s musical
in 2008 the Programme for the Conservation of centre and guided visits that attracted over 40,000 heritage.
Spain’s Historical Heritage approved two new people to see firsthand the scientific and technical Concerts
projects: restoration of the “Casa Amatller” house value of the project. The aim here is to break down the psychological During 2008 work was completed to catalogue
in Barcelona, a landmark of Catalan modernism, resistance of certain sections of society to classical the musical manuscript collection of the heritage
and of the Santa Isabel Royal Convent in Granada. The restoration of the historical windmills in music, so it can be better understood and enjoyed organisation Patrimonio Nacional, and two
Campo de Criptana was completed in 2008 as by all. The 2008 programme took in the Chamber new editions were published in the musicology
The conservation programme has been steadily part of the Special Landscape Protection Plan, Music Season, the Music and Heritage Season, collection “Patrimonio Musical Español”.
expanded to include heritage research and the heart of an integrated project to safeguard, the Lied Cycle and the Spanish music cycle “Los
appreciation activities that form a natural better manage and allow the public to enjoy and Siglos de Oro”, along with a new edition of the Musicology publications and recordings:
complement to the restoration works. When appreciate the monuments and landscape of the “Music of Our Time” contemporary music series in As part of a 3-year series, Fundación Caja
the works are completed, for example, the Sierra de Molinos and its surroundings. partnership with the Madrid Regional Government Madrid started up a programme to produce
Fundación Caja Madrid adds a new publication and the Ministry of Culture. recordings in three different musical areas,
to its “Restored Monuments” series, to provide These ambitious initiatives were complemented in building on earlier projects and bringing them to
a technical account of the work undertaken 2008 by Fundación Caja Madrid’s continued activities Education: fruition: recordings of Spanish historical music,
to study popular perception of historical and artistic An ambitious pedagogical project for school in the “Los Siglos de Oro” collection; Zarzuela
heritage and its preservation, and analyse the children and young people in the Madrid recordings (in 2008: Cádiz, de Chueca and
related costs and investments as indicators of the Region (33 concerts attracting more than 22,000 Valverde); and a new collection of recordings of
general social utility of such heritage sites. youngsters). works by young Spanish composers, as part of
a 3-year 15-CD project, in partnership with the
Fundación Caja Madrid, together with Fundación Kairos record label, to distribute and strengthen
Albéniz, the Ministry of Culture, the Madrid the appreciation of the latest in contemporary
Regional Government and the Madrid City Council, Spanish music throughout the world.
have set up the Madrid International Chamber
Music Institute, a major step forward in high-level
Sponsorship of the University of Alcalá
specialisation and musical pedagogy courses for
Time everlasting postgraduates and teachers.
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Sponsorship research and
and culture universities
Through this programme Fundación Caja Madrid The exhibition “Dürer and Cranach. Art and Foundation scholarships Joint scholarships
carries on diverse cultural activities, directly or in Humanism in Renaissance Germany”, which Postgraduate scholarships to study at universities These are scholarships schemes run in
partnership with other institutions. received a total of 218,058 visitors at its two sites, or research institutions of the awardee’s choice collaboration with eminent institutions like the
98,500 of whom visited Fundación Caja Madrid, in the United States, Canada or Europe (outside Spanish Academy in Rome, Fundación Josep
The Foundation’s main publishing project is its ended early in the year. Spain). Carreras, Fundación Colegios del Mundo Unido,
monthly book review Revista de Libros, which the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros
in 2008 reached issue number 144. The main Other major shows included: The 2008 scholarship programme featured: Internacionales (CEMFI), Universidad de Comillas,
novelty during the year was the launch of an online the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE) and
edition. The “Modigliani and His Times” exhibition 125 new scholarships offered. the Fundación Ortega y Gasset.
was visited by a total of 406,407 persons, with
As part of its institutional collaboration with Madrid the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum receiving 67 scholarships renewed for a second year of study. Research
government bodies, Fundación Caja Madrid joined 226,355 visits and Fundación Caja Madrid Collaboration with the National Cancer
for the first time in organising the “La Noche 180,052, making the show the most popular of Subject areas: social and legal sciences, Research Centre (CNIO), running since 1998,
en Blanco” cultural initiative, and continued its all of the joint exhibitions organised by the two biosanitary sciences, technical sciences and for the conduct of cancer research projects.
strong support for Madrid’s candidacy to host the institutions. music. The programme was renewed in 2008 and
2016 summer Olympic Games, two key projects will implement a Programme of Research
led by the municipal government of Madrid. The year’s third exhibition “1914!. The Avant- Full coverage of tuition costs. Excellence in Clinical Oncology.
During 2008 the Foundation also sponsored the Garde and the Great War” closed out the year
activities of the “May 2nd Foundation: Nation and in the Sala de las Alhajas, with 151,063 visitors Minimum monthly stipend of €1,200 and maximum of Cataloguing of one of the main collections in
Liberty” organised by the regional government attending the two sites, more than 80,000 at the €1,500, depending on the host country. the Simancas General Archive: the “Registro
to commemorate the historic uprising of 2 May Fundación Caja Madrid. General del Sello de Castilla”, in partnership
1808 and the Constitution of Cádiz of 1812 with One-off payment of €1,000 for settling-in with the Ministry of Culture and the University of
publications, exhibitions, concerts and theatre. El programa conjunto de la Fundación Colección expenses. Valladolid.
Thyssen-Bornemisza y Fundación Caja Madrid
The Fundación Caja Madrid exhibitions ha vuelto a manifestar su popularidad en 2008 y Round-trip air fare. Collaboration with Fundación Severo Ochoa
programme was initiated in 1997 with the idea su capacidad de lograr una dinamización cultural for the hiring of Spanish and international
of organising and hosting shows that imprint de calidad. A las exposiciones organizadas les Insurance covering accidents and overseas researchers with postgraduate studies and
their identity on the historical Sala de las Alhajas acompaña una amplia programación didáctica de: assistance. relevant experience in the National Molecular
building. actividades, visitas guiadas y talleres infantiles. Biology Centre of the same name.
The ceremony at which students were given their
Since 2003 the Foundation has co-organised major scholarship credentials was presided by His and Fundación Caja Madrid maintained its status as
modern and contemporary art exhibitions with Her Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of sole sponsor (since 2007) of the archaeological
the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation. Asturias. excavation and restoration works at the tomb
The cultural service spawned by this alliance of Djehuty in Luxor (Egypt), in collaboration
has achieved major international recognition and with the Spanish Council for Scientific Research
success for the superb quality of its art shows. (CSIC).
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Collaboration in the archaeological probe to be
carried out in the Doñana marshlands in Huelva,
to test the hypothesis of the existence of major
pre-Roman archaeological remains there.
Collaboration with public universities in the
Erasmus – Fundación Caja Madrid scholarships:
with a total budget of €2.2 million divided into
packages of 500 euros/month (4,400 monthly
payments), this scheme, now into its fourth year,
benefited 541 students from Madrid’s six public
universities. Stays at the European universities
chosen by students averaged around eight
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