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We publish a quarterly newsletter, a bimonthly bulletin of internal news for member organisations, press releases and short news items to inform about the Foundation’s activities.

Collaboration agreement with the Grífols Foundation to strengthen the ethical perspective of our projects

Collaboration agreement with the Grífols Foundation to strengthen the ethical perspective of our projects

On February 12, 2019 the Social Foundation and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement in order to strengthen the ethical perspective in the activities and research and innovation projects in the social sector that will promote the iSocial Foundation from now on.
Meeting of the Social Council at the new headquarters of the foundation

Meeting of the Social Council at the new headquarters of the foundation

On January 10, 2019, the Social Council of iSocial Foundation met at its new headquarters, 151 Lepant St. in Barcelona. This modern, recently-open facility houses also La Casa de Carlota and a communication company. La Casa de Carlota is an innovative design studio which includes among its professionals, people with autism and with Down syndrome. 151 Lepant St. facilities are then, besides an office space, also a creative space and an art gallery.
First online tool to facilitate citizens’ access to social benefits

First online tool to facilitate citizens’ access to social benefits

The City Council of Barcelona has put into operation by the end of 2018 a simulator that allows anyone to know the social aids to which they have the right, in an anonymous manner and regardless of the Administration that manages them. The system calculates the aid that can be requested and an estimate of the amount, and also explains how to process them.
Catalan Government and City Council of Barcelona extend the exchange of social and health data

Catalan Government and City Council of Barcelona extend the exchange of social and health data

The decision was made after the good results obtained in a pilot test carried out since October 2017 and focused on elderly and complex patients in two neighborhoods of Barcelona. The purpose of the interconnection between the information systems of the two administrations is to facilitate decision-making and improve attention to people
Impact Forum Ship2B

Impact Forum Ship2B

Next Thursday, November 22, Ship2B organizes its V Impact Forum: Purpose and Disruption, the major event in entrepreneurship and social impact investment in Spain. The Forum will focus on showing emerging technologies that are solving major social challenges.
First meeting of the foundation’s Social Council

First meeting of the foundation’s Social Council

The first plenary meeting of the Social Council of the iSocial Foundation took place on September 27 at the Palau de les Heures in Barcelona. In the meeting, the twenty members participants worked on a base document on what the foundation wants to be, say and make from now on.
Bismart and ABD present the benefits of artificial intelligence in social services

Bismart and ABD present the benefits of artificial intelligence in social services

At Microsoft’s head offices in Barcelona, the Bismart company and the ABD social organisation, one of the founders of Fundació iSocial, held a seminar to expound the benefits provided by artificial intelligence and Big Data in improving social services to professionals.
Between October 4 and 5, Barcelona will be hosting the “Technology and digitalisation in the social care sector” European conference

Between October 4 and 5, Barcelona will be hosting the “Technology and digitalisation in the social care sector” European conference

The Congress organisers enjoy the support of the Catalan organisations SUPPORT-Fundació tutelar Girona, Plataforma Educativa, SOM Fundació and Fundació Ramon Noguera, among others.
Vic will host the 8th R&D&I Health and Social ICT conference on September 27 and 28

Vic will host the 8th R&D&I Health and Social ICT conference on September 27 and 28

Organised by the Fundació TIC Salut i Social of the Government of Catalonia, the conference is a reference point in knowledge transfer, and contributes to aligning the world of research, business and healthcare and social assistance.
Microsoft provides advisory services to welfare agencies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Microsoft provides advisory services to welfare agencies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Microsoft will be holding an informative meeting for Ministries from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) engaged in the social services area in order to provide insights into how the digital transformation can help welfare agencies.
The city of L’Hospitalet will be hosting the 3rd Congress on Basic Social Services on October 17-18

The city of L’Hospitalet will be hosting the 3rd Congress on Basic Social Services on October 17-18

This meeting will serve to analyse the present and the future of the Basic Social Services and the role that professionals are called upon to play.
The Third Social Sector will be holding its 4th Congress on November 20

The Third Social Sector will be holding its 4th Congress on November 20

It will feature an opening key-note conference, two major colloquia and 6 debates. Moreover, 54 innovative Third Social Sector experiences will be presented.
Closure of the 27th Summer School of the Social Welfare Area of the Barcelona County Council

Closure of the 27th Summer School of the Social Welfare Area of the Barcelona County Council

Enguany ha estat dedicada a “La Between July 9 and 13, 2018 , the 27th Summer School of the Social Welfare Area of the Barcelona County Council was held in the Espai Francesca Bonnemaison of Barcelona, which this year addressed “The gender perspective and People Care professions”. de gènere i les professions d’Atenció a les Persones”.