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The EDP Foundation is presenting the projects selected in EDP Solidaria 2017




On Wednesday the 22nd of November the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao will be hosting the presentation of the projects selected in EDP Solidaria 2017. The EDP Foundation will be presenting 18 social initiatives that will receive a total endowment of 575,000 euros.

The Basque Government Minister of Employment and Social Policies, Beatriz Artolozabal; the Provincial Councillor for Employment, Social Inclusion and Equality, María Teresa Laespada, and the Chairman of EDP Spain, Manuel Menéndez, will be attending the presentation.

The commitment by the EDP Foundation to this programme has been backed up by the interest shown by the associations. During the period for submitting proposals, which was open throughout March, 76 potential projects were recorded, compared to the 49 of the previous year. After the assessment process 18 projects have been selected, of which 7 are based in Asturias, 7 in Madrid, and one in the Basque Country, Cantabria, Aragon and Andalusia, respectively.

The EDP Foundation estimates that the selected initiatives will potentially benefit 39,000 people.

EDP Solidaria is being held this year for the third time, and has established itself as one of the EDP Foundation’s most prominent programmes. Since its first year it has significantly increased not only the budget allocated to it but also the number of selected projects. As a result, in 2015 11 proposals were selected; in 2016, they went up to 15; and this year they amount to 18. The financial support provided by the EDP Foundation, for its part, has increased by 67% compared to the programme in its first year, which was allocated 344,000 euros.

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