The Ramón Rubial Institute is the body resulting from the merger between the Ramón Rubial-Españoles en el Mundo Foundation and focuses its activities on the promotion and defense of the Rights of Spaniards abroad as well as that of immigrants who live in Spain, promoting the full integration of immigrants in our society. IDEAS for Progress Foundation was approved at the 37th Federal Congress of the PSOE with the responsibility to integrate and coordinate the existing socialist foundations at the state level. In December 2008, it was legally incorporated and started operating in April 2009. From then on, a progressive think tank that did not exist up until then, was created. Since last January 1st, IDEAS Foundation has extended its objectives and competences by integrating the Jaime Vera, Ramón Rubial and Pablo Iglesias Institutes as well as the Global Progress Council. With these mergers all the International action of the socialist foundations as well as their different activities in political cooperation are unified under IDEAS Foundation.
- Offices that attend to Spanish residents abroad and immigrants who live in Spain
- Assistance to the elderly and dependent people
- Women and gender-based violence
- Spanish prisoners abroad
- Cátedra Ramón Rubial at the National University of Patagonia
- Publishing by the Institute of books and pamphlets related to emigration
AWARDS OF THE FOUNDATION
- Carmen García-Bloise Prize
- Ramón Rubial Literary Prize
Director: Jimena Sanclemente
Ramón Rubial-Españoles en el Mundo Foundation was founded in 1989 by Ramón Rubial and Carmen García Bloise as an institution that deals with Spaniards who live outside the country. It mainly aims to give an adequate and fast answer to the expectations, proposals and needs of this big group, based on the values that inspired the exemplary trajectory of our founders: a longing for freedom, the promotion of democracy, the defense of human rights, the construction of solidarity, a humanist spirit, and open doors.