The Fundación Consejo España – EE. UU.
The Fundación Consejo España – EE. UU. Is a private, not-for-profit entity, whose Governing Board is made up of major companies, cultural and academic institutions, and members of the Public Administration of Spain. It was created in 1997 with the mission of strengthening ties between Spain and the United States in all fields to achieve better knowledge and understanding of each other to promote and generate common initiatives. This mission has been shared from the beginning with its U.S. counterpart, the United States – Spain Council.
The Fundación has the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the European Union and Cooperación as its fundamental public-sector partner for achieving its foundational goals, which are:
- To promote cooperation between Spain and the United States in the areas of economy, trade, business, science and culture.
- To improve reciprocal recognition and the image of the United States in Spain and of Spain in the United States.
- To propose actions to the governments of the two countries aimed at developing relations between them.
- To promote relations with the U.S. Hispanic community.
Through its programs and activities, a highlight of which is the organization of the Spain-U.S. Forum and the ‘U.S, Young Leaders’ program, as well as giving support to other similar initiatives, the Fundación Consejo España – EE. UU. promotes plural dialogue between the societies of Spain and the U.S. and has become consolidated as the organization of reference in the area of public diplomacy between the two countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the European Union, Cooperation, and specifically the Secretariat of State for Foreign and Global Affairs of Spain have, from its creation, given their support to the U.S. Hispanic Leaders Program. For its part, the Embassy of Spain to the United States participates in the candidate selection process and maintains close relations with program alumni.
Upon conclusion of the program, all participants are invited to join the Hispanic Leaders Association to continue their contact with other delegation members and enter into contact with prior participants, thereby enlarging this important network.