This was constituted in 1998 as a non-profit organisation in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) for the promotion of general welfare, especially through scientific development. It operates through the promotion of R+D research initiatives, education, cooperation for development, environmental actions, and any other activities in connection with water management in the widest sense of the concept.
Since its creation in 1989, this centre has undertaken a wide programme of activities focused around the Mediterranean, including actions and projects aimed at promoting a mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation between countries, societies and cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The main environmental reference worldwide, UICN-Med is characterised by the development of new formulae directed towards sustainable development. In the General Assembly celebrated in 1994 in Buenos Aires, UICN established the need to create a Cooperation Centre and a framework programme for cooperation in the Mediterranean region. Since that time, members have worked ceaselessly to develop and deploy this programme.
This is an administratively, financially and scientifically independent public institute aimed at the modernisation of the Portuguese public administration and civil service through education, research and technical consultancy.
The Institute was created by Dr Jane Goodall in 1977. Its Spanish branch was opened in October 2006. It currently hosts a multidisciplinary team, with special emphasis on the study of primates (from a biological, anthropological and psychological perspective) but also including teachers, ornithologists, botanists, environmentalists, chemists, economists, journalists and fans of nature.
Research Institute for Peace and Cooperation (IEPC)
IEPC is a non-profit, interdisciplinary institution for research, education and social development, with the participation of multiple universities and the membership of professionals and collectives from a wide array of scientific fields.
This is a non-profit organisation in charge of managing regional rural development policies. This includes the administration of EU funds (FEDER) and regional government grants aimed at promoting economic diversification and the creation of jobs, wealth and quality of life in rural communities. It includes the councils of Aznalcóllar, El Castillo de las Guardas, Castilblanco de los Arroyos, El Garrobo, Gerena, El Madroño and El Ronquillo.
Inter-University Foundation González Bernáldez for Natural Spaces
This university-based foundation was created in 1996 on the initiative of the Universities Complutense, Autónoma de Madrid and Alcalá and of a number of professors grouped around the figure of Fernando González Bernáldez and the Ecology Departments of these universities.
The aim of the foundation is to compile, disseminate and develop the teachings of Professor Fernando González Bernáldez, in his threefold commitment to ecological research, environmental education and the preservation of nature, from the basis of the utmost scientific rigour.
Ecodes is an independent non-profit organisation working towards sustainable development in all dimensions, economic, social and environmental.
The foundation interacts with social agents for the development of initiatives towards the promotion of sustainable development and social progress. Its work is based on professional insight and a critical and innovative approach.
Its aim is to become a significant actor capable of involving a growing number of agents.