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The Foundation 09/03/2012

Annual meeting of The Hague Club in Madrid

TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias to attend the working sessions.

This coming Friday, 7th September, at the headquarters of the IE Business School.


TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias will attend the working sessions of The Hague Club annual meeting, which will be held on Friday, 7th September, in Madrid, sponsored by the IE (Instituto de Empresa) Foundation and the Prince of Asturias Foundation. The 2011 meeting was held in Turin and was organised by the Compagnia di San Paolo.

The main goal of the Club is to act as a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to foundations of international scope and of the role of philanthropy in the progress of contemporary societies, institutional cooperation and the exchange of knowledge. The foundations belonging to The Hague Club are private independent organisations based in Europe, although it also has some corresponding members from the USA, Asia and Australia.

Speakers will include:

- Rosa Gallego, deputy director of the Spanish Association of Foundations, who will speak on “The State of the Foundation Sector in Spain”.

- Antonio Garrigues Walker, director of the Garrigues law firm, whose talk is entitled “A New Civil Society”.

- Dr Pedro Alonso, president of the International Center for Medical Research in Barcelona and board member of the Manhiça Foundation (Mozambique), who will speak on “Challenges in Global Health”.

- Fernando Fernandez, professor at the IE Business School, who will speak on “Managing the Transition to the New Economic Scenario”.

News media wishing to cover this event must be accredited by the Department of Communication belonging to the Royal Household of HM the King:

Tel: 91 599 25 24, fax: 91 599 24 16, prensa@casareal.es.

The Hague Club

The Hague Club has its origins in discussions and meetings held in Europe in the 1960s, thanks to the efforts of a group of private foundations from the USA (Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation) and Europe (Max Planck, Thyssen, Adriano Olivetti, Calouste Gulbenkian, Agnelli, Bernard Van Leer and Nuffield, among others).

It was formally established in 1971 during the International Foundations Meeting held in Turin at the behest of the Volkswagen Foundation (Germany), the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation (Italy), the Bernard van Leer Foundation (Netherlands) and the Wellcome Trust (UK). The Club takes its name from the Dutch city in which the preparatory meetings for its creation were held and aims to act as a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to foundations of international scope and of the role of philanthropy in the progress of contemporary societies.

List of institutions belonging to The Hague Club

Institution                                                           Country

Finnish Cultural Foundation                            Finland

Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation                             UK

Robert Bosch Stiftung Gmbh                            Germany

Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubilemsfond               Sweden

The Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation             Hong Kong

Gebert Rüf Stiftung                                           Switzerland

Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation               Holland

The Myer Foundation                                       Australia

Compagnia di San Paolo                                  Italy

Oranje Fonds                                                    Holland

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius          Germany

Bernard van Leer Foundation                           Holland

Rockefeller Brothers Fund                                USA

Jacobs Foundation                                           Switzerland

Bernard van Leer Foundation                           Holland

VolkswagenStiftung                                          Germany

Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation                      Finland

The Leverhulme Trust                                      UK

Fondazione Adriano Olivetti                             Italy

New Europe College                                        Romania

Fundacion Instituto de Empresa                      Spain

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung                                      Germany

Institusjonen Fritt Ord                                       Norway

Velux Foundations                                           Denmark

European Foundation Centre                           Belgium

Fundación Príncipe de Asturias                        Spain

Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenchaft    Germany

Foundation Roi Baudouin                                  Belgium

The Nuffield Foundation                                    UK

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian                        Portugal

The Welcome Trust                                           UK

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