Fundació Bofill


What and how

The Bofill Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1969 with the goal of promoting the transformation and social change of our country.

We are a research and proposal laboratory focused on the field of education that we work to promote research, debates and initiatives to generate educational opportunities and combat social inequalities.

We act freely and independently in relation to public administrations, political parties, religious denominations, and economic interests. The Bofill Foundation, in accordance with the mandate of its founders, does not shy away from any issues that may contribute to building a more just and democratic society.

There are many challenges ahead to improve society, but since 2009 at the Foundation we have been committed to improving education as a lever for social improvement. We believe that if we build a system truly inclusive, equitable education that generates valuable and meaningful learning, and leaves no one behind, we will contribute to a better society. Therefore, we work to create new proposals, rigorous knowledge and consensus to improve the quality and equity of the Catalan education system.

To do this, we collaborate with university academic groups, experts in the world of education, public administration, researchers, school principals, teachers, activists, parent movements and mothers… to propose initiatives and solutions to some of the main educational challenges we have as a country.

FAQS: 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 Jaume Bofill Foundation:

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).


Equality Plan

From the Bofill Foundation we are fully committed to real and effective gender equality and the rights of LGBTI people. For this reason, we have a protocol for the prevention and action against sexual harassment, harassment due to sex and harassment due to sexual orientation and gender expression or identity.


Reaction Protocol and Whistleblower Channel

Here at the Fundació Jaume Bofill we are fully committed to the highest standards of transparency, honesty, and responsibility. We have set forth a reaction protocol and established an internal whistleblower channel that makes it possible to follow up, detect, correct, and prevent malpractice and behaviours that constitute an infraction.


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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