The Spain-Australia Council Foundation is a private non-profit organisation which forms part of the network of Council Foundations promoted and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Its goal is to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations with Australia, a priority country within Spain's foreign policy for the Asia-Pacific region.
The aim is to unite the efforts undertaken by a broad range of sectors in Spain into a single civil society platform to promote common interests and tackle problems arising in fields of activity with links to Australia.
The organisations behind this initiative believe that these activities are a way to give extra backing to these interests, given Australia’s position as a key player in the world of the 21st century.
The Spain-Australia Council Foundation participates in the top-level meetings and major activities organised by the central, regional and municipal governments to promote bilateral relations. These include actions such as investment forums and business meetings, cultural and educational activities and exchange programmes in fields like science and technology, energy, art, gastronomy and legal affairs.
The Foundation also promotes initiatives, meetings and actions which are considered priority by its Patrons and which represent a broad range of activities in the public and private sectors. This requires a coordinated, coherent approach, with all involved parties joining forces and showing great motivation.