Fundació Bofill


What and how

The Fundació Bofill is a nonprofit organization based in Catalonia created in 1969. Our goal is to promote the betterment of society through the promotion of new ideas and solutions to pressing social challenges.

Since 2009, we are a research and action laboratory focused on education as a lever for social improvement. We conduct research, promote public debates and implement initiatives that foster educational opportunities for all children, specially for those in underprivileged communities.

We are independent from public administrations, political parties, religious denominations, and economic interests. We do not shy away from any topic that may contribute to building a more just and democratic society.

We want to contribute to building a truly inclusive and equitable education system that provides relevant and meaningful learning for all, and that leaves no one behind.

We do this in collaboration with researchers from university, policymakers, practitioners such as teachers or principals, activists, parents associations, and all those concerned and willing to work around solutions. We involve a wide range of stakeholders to build public agendas for change. Also, we design and implement evidence-based solutions, to convince local and national stakeholders to invest in equity.

Rigorous knowledge, public consensus and proven solutions are our strategies to improve the quality and equity of the Catalan education system.

FAQS: 9 frequently asked questions about the Fundació Bofill


Innovation and cooperation to transform education in Catalonia:

We work to promote and extend new educational opportunities to overcome social inequalities


We must work to grant the effective right to quality education for all children. The current economic crisis has highlighted our system's equity deficits and threatens to exacerbate them. It is time to push for new public policies, social commitments and efective programs that:

  • Generate Community Educational Opportunities
  • Fight School Segregation
  • Reduce school dropout
  • Strengthen schools at a disadvantage


Our history

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Why was the Fundació Jaume Bofill created?

It was created in 1969 to contribute to the improvement of Catalan society through the promotion of knowledge and and support of initiatives that help the knowledge and the funding of cultural and social initiatives aimed at the betterment of communities. Some of the founding concerns were the promotion of democratic values and participation, bringing equity concerns to the public agenda and the preservation of the political identity of Catalonia.

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Meet the founders

Teresa Roca i Formosa and Josep Maria Vilaseca i Marcet are the couple behind the creation in May 1969 of the Foundation. Both, a deeply committed couple, believed in the responsibility of giving back to society what their upbringing and social position had offered them. A biography of Josep Maria Vilaseca was recently published by Jordi Amat, A country in the shade. Life of Josep Maria Vilaseca Marcet (1919-1995), which you can buy here. You can watch here a summary of the event, held in October 2015 “Past inspires present. The civic, political and religious commitment of Josep Maria Vilaseca Marcet, 20 years after his death ", at the Ateneu Barcelonès.

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Who was Jaume Bofill?

Jaume Bofill i Bofill, married to Roser Soliguer, was a philosopher and university professor who died in 1965. His rigorous and dialogical disposition and his charismatic personality led the promoters of the Foundation to give him his name. in recognition of his person.


Governing team

The Government is made up of people with remarkable careers, who guarantee a broad view of society and the ability to detect its main challenges. Based on a clear vision to move towards a more just and cohesive society, the patrons contribute vision and strategy to the Foundation's activity.


Management team


Projects team


General services


Trainee students and volunteers

They have been part of the team of the Fundació Jaume Bofill:

Carlos Abellán, Anna Adell, Ana Alcantud, Xavier Araiz, Marta Arànega, Meritxell Argelagués, Laia Arissa, Carla Asensio, Brenda Bär, Carles Barba, Elena Barbancho, Nil Barutel, Carla Bassa, Neus Batlle, Júlia Betrian, Samuel Blàzquez , Toni Borrell, Elena Caballé, Laura Campo, Maria Carbajales, Aleyda Casas, Teresa Climent, Marta Comas, J. Albert Corominas, Emma Cortés, Àlex Cosials, Maribel de la Cerda, Sara Cortina, Neus Domènech, Carla Domínguez, María Domínguez, Sandra Escapa, Núria Escobar, Maria Faig, Albert Farré, Begonya Folch, Laura Gabriel, Marina Gaig, Cristina Galí, Laia Galindo, Jose María García, Marina García, Míriam García, Núria Gavaldà, Marina Gay, Sílvia Gil, Neus Giménez, Míriam Gonzàlez, Marina Guinó, Xitlali Hernández, Laia Inglés, Anna Jolonch, Laia Ligüerre, Carles López, Montse López, Maribel Lozano, Florència Kliczkowski, Mariona Matas, Valtencir M. Mendes, Júlia Marcè, Laura Marín, Beatriz Martín, Lola Marínez, Virginia Mascaró, Mireia Mata, Mercè Mauri, La ura Molina, Alba Montserrat, Alícia Moreno, Anna Moret, Marta Nomen, Anna Oliva, Marc Parés, Ismael Peña-López, Daniel Pelufo, Marta Pinart, Laia Pineda, Carmina Pinya, Rodrigo Prieto, Ramon Puertas, Maite Pujol, Xavier Pujol, Ana Rial, Jose Luís Rodríguez, Marta Romeu, Núria Ros, Guillem Salvans, Clara Sánchez, Anna Tarrés, Guillem Tenas, Judit Vallès, Paula Veciana, Júlia Ventura, Xavier Vidal, Miquel Vilallonga and Sara Yamaka.

Interns and volunteers who have collaborated with the Jaume Bofill Foundation:

Ruth Agudo (UAB), Laura Alomar (UAB), Elsa Arranz (UPF), Oriol Balcells (UB), Albert Bayé (UOC), Monserrat Briz (UB), Ana Cámara (Josep Tapiró Institute), Núria Casanovas UAB), Anna Casas (UPF), Alexandra Chaves (UPF), Marta Colom (UdG), Karen Constantine (UAB), Helena Costa (UPF), Didier Coutanceau (UPF), Ferran Dalmau (UPF), & nbsp; Laura Díaz (UAB), Cristina Duarte (UAB), David Estefanell (UPF), Andrea Fernández (UAB), Aroa Ferrer (UPF), Cristina Ferrer (UdLl), Marta Florences (UOC), Marina Force (UPF), Joaquín García , Ruth García (UB), Carlota Gelonch (IATBA), Neus Giménez (UPF), Agustín González (Udl), Pol Guillaumes (UPF), Isabel Guzmán (UAB), & nbsp; Judith Hidalgo (UB), Laura Lleida (UPF) , Claudia Lozano (UAB), Júlia Marcè (UPF), Laura Marín (UdL), Berta Maristany (UAB), Ferran Martí (UAB), Laia Mauri (UPF), Laura Miquel (UAB), Marta Montserrat (UB), Judith Mulet (UB), M. Ángeles Muñiz (UB), Desirée Ortiz (UPF), Lídia Pàmies (UdL), Clàudia Pardo (UPF), Olga Pasqual (UAB), Olga Perea (IES Ronda de Lleida), Montserrat Pérez (UAB ), Sandra Periago (UPF), Laia Picas (UPF), Judith Puigdomènech (UAB), Sheila Rei (IES Ronda), Berta Riera (UPF), Diana Sánchez (UAB), Manel Salvador (UB), Antoni Simó Tomàs (UB ), Marta Solé (UAB), Gemma Teixidó (IBEI), Belén Tolsà (IES Ronda), Helana Torra (UPF), Mª Carmen Torres (UAB), J aume Vilalta (UB), Paola Villalba (UPF) and Elisabet Zaplana (UOC).


Some data

The resources of the Fundació Bofill come mainly from the collaborations we establish with other institutions to carry out projects (19%) and from a foundation patrimonial donation (78%) that guarantees the independence of the our activities.

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