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.