Get to know the projects we carry out to contribute towards the progress of society through public financial aid.

ESF and ”la Caixa” Foundation calls

”la Caixa” Foundation is an Intermediate Body of the European Social Fund for Spain, for the programming period 2014-2020, in the Operational Programme for Social Inclusion and Social Economy (POISES), as well as the Operational Programme for Youth Employment (POEJ).

”la Caixa” Foundation Más Empleo

Call

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As part of the POISES, ”la Caixa” Foundation held the ”la Caixa” Foundation Más Empleo call to select projects aimed at developing comprehensive itineraries for socio-occupational insertion.

The projects will be carried out until 2023.

Aim and beneficiaries:
The aim of this call is to encourage the active inclusion of people at risk of or suffering from marginalisation by means of comprehensive itineraries that help them to join the job market.
Beneficiary entities are non-profit organisations, special employment centres and social employment firms.

Budget:
The budget totals €41,346,233, of which €30,576,923 is provided by the European Social Fund and €10,769,310 by ”la Caixa” Foundation.

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”la Caixa” Foundation Empleo Joven

Call

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As part of the POEJ, ”la Caixa” Foundation has launched the ”la Caixa” Foundation Empleo Joven call for employment subsidies.

Aim and beneficiaries:
The aim of these subsidies is to encourage good quality, stable employment as well as to help reduce Spain's youth unemployment.
The subsidies are directed at companies, self-employed entrepreneurs and non-profit organisations that hire young people.

Budget:
The budget totals €30,773,559, of which €28,278,035 (91.89 %) are provided by the European Social Fund and €2,495,564 (8.11 %) by ”la Caixa” Foundation.

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Public subsidies and aid

GENDER-NET

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Consortium of 16 organisations, together with Spain's Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), whose aim is to support the promotion of gender equality in research and funding programmes, among others.

Amount:
The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020; total budget €3,774,910 (2017-2022). The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Foundation is €100,000.

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COMPASS

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Its aim is to analyse how responsible research and innovation (RRI) can be meaningfully integrated within existing innovation systems in European industry and to encourage collaboration in three key fields of innovation: biomedicine, nanotechnology and cybersecurity.

Amount: The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is €195,687.50 (May 2016-May 2019).

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EIT HEALTH

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
A consortium of more than 144 leading European companies, universities and research centres focusing on innovation in biomedicine and health, the aim is to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Europe by promoting innovation in biomedicine and health in the European Union.

As part of its internationalisation, EIT-Health co-finances the CaixaImpulse programme (€777,275 in 2019). ”la Caixa” Foundation also takes part in various initiatives through the EIT-Health calls:

  • The SHAPE project, led by TU Delft. This project funds training for researchers in Technology Transfer and Valorisation via the training offered by CaixaImpulse.
    Amount (2019): €15,000

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  • The SHEBUCAR project, led by TU Delft, aims to hold a summer school where Masters students can learn about innovation and technology transfer, as well as financial aspects and business models.
    Amount (2019): €16,250

  • The WE Health project, led by IESE, aims to improve the involvement and training of women in the field of innovation in health. Through a range of training modules and networking activities, it raises awareness on the positive economic and social impact of diversity on the innovation ecosystem.
    Amount (2019): €10,875

HEIRRI

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Its aim is to integrate the concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) within scientific and engineering careers, acting primarily through universities and other higher education institutions.

Amount:
The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is €90,000 (May 2015-May 2018).

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MISS-to-HIT

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Its aim is to create a community where formal and informal learning initiatives can share activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics through inquiry-based technology and experimentation. The project, coordinated by the University of Deusto, involves seven partners from three countries, including the CosmoCaixa Science Museum.

Amount:
The EU's Erasmus + Programme. The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is €17,890 (May 2015-May 2017).
 

HYPATIA

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
This tackles the challenge of bringing together different agents in society in order to attract more teenage girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM.

Amount:
The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Foundation through ECSITE is €45,625 (August 2015-August 2018).
 

INPhINIT

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
This is a doctoral fellowship programme aimed at attracting young international researchers in the fields of technology, engineering, physics, mathematics, health and life sciences to the best Spanish research centres.

Amount:
The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. This programme has received €4,708,800 in funding from the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme (2015).

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Junior Leader

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Junior Leader is a postdoctoral fellowship programme that focuses on the employment of researchers of any nationality who wish to further their research careers in Spain or Portugal. The aim of this programme is to support the best scientific talent and foster innovative, high quality research.

Amount:
The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. This programme has received €5,737,680 in funding from the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme (2015).

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RRI Tools

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Multidisciplinary consortium made up of 26 institutions from 30 countries in the European Research Area, organised into 19 RRI Hubs, whose aim has been to develop a package of digital tools known as the RRI Toolkit: a set of online tools aimed at training, spreading and applying responsible research and innovation in Europe.

Amount:
Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7). The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is €6,942,032 (May 2014-May 2016).

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Synenergene

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
This is a mobilisation and mutual learning action plan (MMLAP). The project aims to contribute to the field of RRI in Synthetic Biology by establishing an open dialogue between the agents that are potentially benefitted and affected by the risks that may appear in this field of research and public participation.

Amount:
Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7), totalling €3,960,810. The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Foundation through ECSITE is €25,000 (June 2013-June 2017).

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LIV:IN

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
Project coordinated by the University of Vienna, with the participation of corporate partners such as Telefónica, Siemens, Ericsson and Atos. The aim of the project is for these agents in industry to co-create more responsible approaches for their innovation processes. The scope of the project is smart future living, with a strong Health component. This area has a direct impact on people's lives (social relevance) and represents a large emerging market.

Amount:
The EU's Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The European Commission's contribution to ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is €231,250 (May 2018-May 2021).

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CEB

Project

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Aim and beneficiaries:
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is a multilateral development bank with an exclusively social mandate. Established on 16 April 1956 in order to bring solutions to the problems of refugees, its scope of action has progressively widened to other areas, directly helping to strengthen social cohesion in Europe.

The CEB has established a line of financing to provide funds to support the activities of ”la Caixa” Foundation. This collaboration forms part of our strategy of promoting a culture of alliances between institutions with a social mandate.

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