“We want to educate our students to be socially committed actors”

Foundation University Camilo José Cela  took part in the 10th Hispano-Luso Foundations Meeting , held in Mérida. “UCJC goes beyond classroom training, wants to train their students to be actors of social commitment,” said Ignacio Sell, Director of the Foundation UCJC, in his opening speech at the event.

With the title “Foundations and SDGs: Synergies and opportunities when tackling common challenges” the meeting was attended by Cristina Gallach, High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda in charge of coordinating the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Spain.

University Camilo José Cela, through the UCJC Foundation, recognises the value of diversity and multiculturalism as part of its educational model. “UCJC does not want to leave anyone behind. We are convinced that migrants and refugees are a force that can promote development and help us achieve the SDGs”, said Sell.

The event was jointly organised by Spanish Association of Foundations, the Portuguese Foundations Centre, the Extremadura Foundations Association, the Fundación Academia Europea e Iberoamericana de Yuste, the ‘Eugenio de Almeida’ Foundation, the ‘Maimona’ Foundation and the ‘Jesús Usón’ Foundation for Non-invasive Surgery.