GCO (Grupo Catalana Occidente) changes the name of its foundation to Fundación Occident
The entity, formerly known as Fundación Jesús Serra, will continue with its main lines of action, and preserve the memory of the insurance group's founder, Jesús Serra Santamans, by carrying out strategic projects named after him.
Raquel Yotti hosts the presentation of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards
The fifth edition of these awards have recognised the contribution of Manuel Irimia, from the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, and Maira Bes-Rastrollo, from the University of Navarre, for research into nutrition and health.
Fundación Jesús Serra awards researchers Manuel Irimia and Maira Bes-Rastrollo
Dr Manuel Irimia, Professor at ICREA research and Head of Unit at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), and Dr Maira Bes-Rastrollo, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra (UNAV), are the winners of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards in the basic and clinical research categories.
The pianos return to the cultural heart of Madrid with "Your city is full of pianos" (Play me, I'm Yours)
Fundación Jesús Serra and the Maria Canals International Competition, in collaboration with the Association of business owners of the Barrio de las Letras district, are bringing the initiative back to the capital on Friday 22 September with 10 grand pianos around different location in the city centre.
'La madre que nos parió' (the mother who gave birth to us), the photographic exhibition that shows us the reality of being a woman in Africa
The travelling photographic exhibition by Nacho Samper and Nacho Carballo will be inaugurated on 14 September at the Torre Bellesguard tower in Barcelona with the support of Fundación Jesús Serra and Ser Madre Ser Mujer.
Zaragoza plays host to the street piano project "Play Me, I'm Yours"
Fundación Jesús Serra and the Maria Canals International Music Competition, in collaboration with the Cultural area of Palma City Council, is bringing the initiative to the Mallorcan capital on 5 May, by installing 7 grand pianos in the city centre.
"Your city is full of pianos" is coming to Córdoba and Valle de los Pedroches
The initiative of the Fundación Jesús Serra and the Maria Canals Competition, in collaboration with the Fundación Ricardo Delgado Vizcaíno, the cultural arm of COVAP, is coming to the province of Córdoba on 20 and 21 April to offer everyone in the province a few days to enjoy pianos and music.
The FJS Cup trial has been cancelled - Spanish Cup for adaptive alpine skiing - Formigal
The third stop of the Fundación Jesús Serra Spanish Cup for Adaptive Alpine Skiing, which was programmed to take place in Formigal from 24 to 26 March, has been cancelled due to the impossibility of hosting the races in the best conditions due to the snow conditions at the Aragonese station.
Gonçalo Bernardes, an expert in the development of highly accurate oncology drugs, begins his "Fundación Jesús Serra" stay at the CNIO
Gonçalo Bernardes, Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), has started his stay at the National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) thanks to the Visiting Researchers programme of the Grupo Catalana Occidente's Fundación Jesús Serra.
Eva Nogales, a leading expert in the field of molecular biophysics, has collaborated with the CNIO, as part of the Fundación Jesús Serra Visiting Researchers programme
Nogales is a pioneering biophysicist specialising in biological systems that carry out crucial functions for the survival of the organism, with a view to gaining insights into function and regulation of biological complexes and molecular machines. Her work has uncovered aspects of cellular function that are relevant to the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
The 15th edition of the Poetry Competition organised by the Fundación Jesús Serra begins
The Grupo Catalana Occidente foundation will also hold the 3rd edition of the Special Award for Lifetime Achievement and will feature a judging panel made up of leading figures from the world of culture.
Call for proposals for the 4th edition of the Fundación Jesús Serra Research Awards
Researchers of any nationality working in Spain and who have not yet reached the age of 46 on the closing date of this call are eligible to apply. There are two categories, basic and clinical, with a total endowment of €70,000 annually.
Changemakers Project students act against single-use plastics together with Save the Med Foundation and Fundación Jesús Serra
This year, 22 teams from Menorca and Mallorca have participated in the project, presenting high-quality proposals to promote a wave of positive impact by eliminating single-use plastics within their schools and communities
Fundación Jesús Serra collaborates with the University of Deusto to finance the studies of four undergraduate students
The collaboration between the two entities involves the creation of the "Fundación Jesús Serra Scholarship," which will form part of the Deusto Scholarship Fund This fund aims to open up higher education opportunities for students with talent and aptitude.
Fundación Jesús Serra announces the 14th edition of its Poetry Competition, which will be featuring 2nd edition of its Special Award
The Fundación Jesús Serra, from Grupo Catalana Occidente, publishes the rules of the 14th edition of its Poetry Competition, as well as the 2nd edition of the Fundación Jesús Serra Special Poetry Award, which honours the career of a renowned author or writer.
Sonia Laín, an international leader in cancer research, is currently in the CNIO as part of the Fundación Jesús Serra Visiting Researchers programme
Thanks to the project, the prestigious Swedish researcher is interacting with several CNIO groups that have enabled her to deepen in her own projects dedicated to the development of anti-Cancer drugs, as well as starting new lines of study devoted to cancers with KRAS mutation and the effects of certain inhibitors on metabolism.
The educational project "Los niños y las niñas del barrio" (The boys and girls from the neighbourhood) is back
The Fundación MACBA and Grupo Catalana Occidente's Fundación Jesús Serra, restart the extracurricular activity Los niños y niñas del barrio (The boys and girls from the neighbourhood), after being so well received in previous editions.
"¡Me toca!" The social project that brings music to children in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville
The Fundación Jesús Serra, of Grupo Catalana Occidente, and the International Maria Canals Competition awarded the diplomas during June for the social project “¡Me toca!”(It's my turn), which has been run for another year in the neighbourhoods of Verneda and Meridiana (Barcelona), Usera (Madrid) and Macarena (Seville).
"Your city is full of pianos" arrives in Madrid with 10 grand pianos
The Jesús Serra Foundation, from Grupo Catalana Occidente, and the Maria Canals International Music Competition are making the last stop of their recognised initiative "Your city is full of pianos" in Madrid this year, a project which has filled the streets of such special cities as León, Granada and Barcelona with music. On Thursday 24 October, Madrid will be filled with music with 10 pianos in two important areas in the capital: the Salamanca neighbourhood and the Las Letras neighbourhood.
“Your city is full of pianos”, a project by Fundación Jesús Serra and the Maria Canals Competition, arrives at Granada
Fundación Jesús Serra, from Grupo Catalana Occidente, and the Maria Canals International Music Competition continue the itinerary of their recognised initiative, “Your city is full of pianos”, which will fill the streets of Granada with music on Friday 20 September. Different corners of this city will have 7 grand pianos and become an outdoor music stage, where the citizens of Granada and its visitors will be able to enjoy art and fusion in an unmatched setting. The City Hall of Granada, the Granada City Orchestra and the Patronage of Alhambra are supporting this event.
The Fundación Jesús Serra presents the awards for its 12th Poetry Competition
The Fundación Jesús Serra, of the Catalana Occidente Group, will present the awards to the winners of the 12th Fundación Jesús Serra Poetry Competition on 27 June. The event will take place at 6.30pm at the Ateneu Barcelonès and will be attended by representatives from the Asociación Colegial de Escritores de Cataluña (ACEC) (Catalonia Writers' Association).
"It's my turn!" The social project that brings music to children in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville
The Fundación Jesús Serra, of Grupo Catalana Occidente, and the International Maria Canals Competition will, on 3, 4, 5 and 7 June, present diplomas for the social project "It's my turn!” that, for yet another year, has been run in the neighbourhoods of Verneda and Meridiana (Barcelona), Usera (Madrid) and Macarena (Seville). The aim of this project is to promote musical education among children from environments with high percentages of socially vulnerable populations.
Researchers Raúl Zamora and Salvador Aznar win the 2nd edition of the Research Prizes of the Fundación Jesús Serra for their extensive research in the fields of nutrition, diet and health
Researcher Raúl Zamora Ros, from the private foundation of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology, and teacher and researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah, of the Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and the Biomedical Research Institute of Barcelona (IRB Barcelona), have been chosen by the jury for the research prizes of the Fundación Jesús Serra as the winners in the clinical and basic research categories, respectively. This award is presented to scientists up to the age of 45 who specialise in nutrition, diet and health.
“Your city is full of pianos”, an initiative by Fundación Jesús Serra and the Maria Canals Competition, arrives at León
Fundación Jesús Serra, from Grupo Catalana Occidente, and the Maria Canals International Music Competition begin their recognised 2019 initiative, “Your city is full of pianos”, which will fill the streets of León with music on Friday 10 May.
Fundación Jesús Serra and ACEC organise the “New Poetic Voices” cycle with the aim of galvanising new authors in this genre
The Ateneu Barcelonès will hold on 13 February the “New Poetic Voices” cycle, in which two of the Fundación Jesús Serra's 2018 Poetry Competition winners will participate. This action is framed within the new collaboration agreement entered by ACEC and the Grupo Catalana Occidente's Foundation.