The Spain-India Council Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that seeks to increase mutual knowledge between the two countries. It encompasses all the efforts made by various sectors to enhance the scientific, technological, research, cultural and academic interests in India, and to promote economic, trade and business cooperation from a civil society platform.
The Spain-India Council Foundation lies within the broader framework provided by the Network of Council Foundations promoted and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. It seeks to expand and further develop bilateral relations with Spain’s main strategic partners and allies beyond the European Union, representing a valuable tool for foreign affairs policy.
The Spain-India Council Foundation is made up by representatives of the highest level from business, banking, culture, education and law, as well as officials from the Government of Spain, regional governments and local council authorities. The foundation is headed up by Antonio Escámez, President of the Banco Santander Foundation. Numerous entities sit on its board of trustees, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and made up by representatives from the main ministerial departments in charge of economic, cultural and educational affairs. This guarantees coherence with the interests of the various sectors represented. Our trustees are the highest level representatives of today’s modern, cutting-edge, competitive and technologically-advanced Spain.