Sustainability

2022-11-24

Entreculturas gets 10 million Euros from Inditex

/ Since 2001 Inditex has invested over €60 million in educational and community development programmes run by Entreculturas, directly benefiting 1.3 million people. © 2022 Inditex
The Executive Vice-President of Entreculturas, Daniel Villanueva, and the CEO of Inditex, Óscar García Maceiras, signed a new agreement today under which the NGO will receive €10 million of funding for social initiatives focused on development in 11 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia and several integration programmes in Spain.

The projects funded by the agreement, to be launched between 2023 and 2025, will aim to bridge gaps in education and digital skills. In addition, the funding will provide subsistence and protection for the victims of forced migration as part of a programme called Generating opportunities: Education and inclusion for a sustainable world.

With this new agreement, Inditex is reinforcing its long- standing commitment to Entreculturas, which dates back to 2001, when the two organisations signed their first collaboration agreement.

Over the last two decades, Inditex has donated over €60 million to Entreculturas programmes which, on aggregate, have improved the living conditions of more than 1.3 million vulnerable people in 28 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Since 2020, Entreculturas and Inditex have been working together to alleviate the lives of those most in need in Spain.

During the signing ceremony, which took place this Friday in Madrid, Entreculturas’ Executive Vice-President, Daniel Villanueva, said “Our collaboration with Inditex is remarkable not only for its longevity and economic magnitude but also, and more importantly, for its reach and the impact it has had on the lives of extremely vulnerable people”.



Inditex has also renewed its funding of the Chair for Refugees and Forced Migrants at Pontificia Comillas University

Today, the CEO of Inditex, Óscar García Maceiras, and the Dean of Pontificia Comillas University, Enrique Sanz Giménez-Rico, have renewed a three-year agreement funding the Chair for Refugees and Forced Migrants, which has been researching the situation of people who are forced to flee from their homes since 2006.

The Chair endows and awards PhD fellowships to researchers for investigating the processes by which refugees arrive and integrate into society in Spain and Europe. It also offers students enrolled in the official Cooperation and Migration programmes at Pontificia Comillas University the chance to undertake work placements between six months and one year at national and international organisations that work directly with refugees, such as Entreculturas.


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