Founding Institutions

Is the number one private foundation in Spain, the second in Europe and the fifth in the world in terms of budget volume, with €500 million in the 2008 financial year (a 25% increase over the €400 million allotted in 2007).

"La Caixa" Foundation has as its mission to contribute to the advance of people and society, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable groups, whether through its own programmes, strategic alliances or collaboration with third parties, by means of efficient and, if appropriate, innovative actions, whose results can be evaluated and are transferable to other entities. With a preferred area of action within Spain, and with a global and coherent view of the international situation. All of this, guided by objectives of sustainable social transformation and creation of opportunities.

Brings together savings and retail banks from 80 countries, representing the interests of approximately 6,200 banks in all continents. As a global organisation, WSBI focuses on issues of global importance affecting the banking industry. It supports the aims of the G20 in achieving sustainable, inclusive and balanced growth and job creation around the world, whether in industrialised or less developed countries.

Favours an inclusive form of globalisation that is just and fair, supporting international efforts to advance financial access and financial usage for everyone. It supports a diversified range of financial services that responsibly meet customers' transaction, saving and borrowing needs.It therefore fosters the exchange of experience and best practices among its members and supports their advancement as sound, well-governed and inclusive financial institutions.

The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), founded in 1989, is a consortium comprising the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Barcelona City Council. It incorporates civil society through its Board of Trustees and its Advisory Council formed by Mediterranean universities, companies, organisations and personalities of renowned prestige.

In accordance with the principles of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership's Barcelona Process, and today with the objectives of the Union for the Mediterranean the aim of the IEMed is to foster actions and projects which contribute to mutual understanding, exchange and cooperation between the different Mediterranean countries, societies and cultures as well as to promote the progressive construction of a space of peace and stability, shared prosperity and dialogue between cultures and civilisations in the Mediterranean.

Adopting a clear role as a think tank specialised in Mediterranean relations based on a multidisciplinary and networking approach, the IEMed encourages analysis, understanding and cooperation through the organisation of seminars, research projects, debates, conferences and publications, in addition to a broad cultural programme.

IPEMED was created in 2006 by Jean-Louis Guigou, supported by numerous figures from different political backgrounds, entrepreneurs and academics, from North and South of the Mediterranean. IPEMED aims to bring the two sides of the Mediterranean closer together using economics, and to make a concrete contribution to building an integrated, sustainable and socially responsible Euro-Mediterranean area.

  • It is independent from political powers in the way it is organized and financed;
  • It is equally balanced in its governance and in the way it works;
  • It is an international effort: its partners originate in the Mediterranean, European and Gulf countries
  • It exerts influence through its network and projects;
  • It focuses its action on the economy.

IPEMED aims to bring the two sides of the Mediterranean closer together using economics, and to make a concrete contribution to building an integrated, sustainable and socially responsible Euro-Mediterranean area

CDC is a public institution with legal personality and financial autonomy . It was created on 13 September 2011.

CDC is an investor who undertakes to perform or participate in whatever their investment time directly or indirectly or through partnership with the private sector in all economic strategic nature while ensuring their economic viability especially in infrastructure, regional development, new technology sectors , environment and sustainable development and support for small and medium enterprises.

CDG is a financial institution created as a public institution by the Dahir of February 10, 1959

Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion is a major player in the mobilisation and management of savings and pension funds, and a real powerhouse in driving financial sector modernisation and the Morocco’s development. Along with its mission to secure and monetise savings, CDG is the preferred partner of public authorities and a key player in financing the economy. It aims to contribute to economic and social development by creating wealth and employment across all regions of the Kingdom.

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded in 2004 by a group of businessmen, bureaucrats and academics who believe in the power of knowledge and ideas in shaping Turkey's future.

Aiming to contribute to public policy design, TEPAV seeks to enrich the knowledge content in Turkey's discussions. What sets TEPAV apart however, is its active involvement in economic and political development. TEPAV carries out projects, which actively contribute to economic development and bring together key policy and opinion makers to tackle the problems of the day. TEPAV sticks to academic ethnical principles and quality in all activities.

Al Barid Bank , a subsidiary of Barid Al -Maghrib , was launched June 8, 2010 , to serve the greatest number of Moroccans.

Offering a wide range of banking products and services at appropriate pricing , Al Barid Bank facilitates access to financial services and contributes to the acceleration of banking Moroccan citizens