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2009 AEFE EVENTS:

Advance about the orientative programme 2009 AEFE events.

January

  • CHARITY TOY CAMPAIGN TO "LA ACCIÓN SOCIAL MONTALEGRE (ASM) OF RAVAL SOLIDARI" IN BARCELONA. Festivity of The Magic Kings, on 6th, January. There are 400 very poor  families, from babies to 14 years old.

 
 

 

  • ACCIÓN SOCIAL MONTALEGRE (ASM) DEL RAVAL SOLIDARI DE BARCELONA. Ms. Magda Hernández is the President.  Ms. Elvira Casas Felip is The General Secretary of ASM.  Ms.  Pilar Catalán Abas is the Chief of Accounting of ASM.

    Group of women, who delivered the toys in the name of AEFE:  Ms.  Montserrat Castellá de Cot, Ms. Anna María Soler, Ms.  Dolors Posé, Ms. Isabel Peraita, Ms. Adela Arrasate, Ms. Mª Carmen Vidal, Ms. Margarita Moral and Ms. Ana María Huerta, Chief of Marketing,  Communication and Public Relations of AEFE.
     

 
 

 

  • VISIT TO AN EXHIBITION  "EL PAN DE LOS ÁNGELES". UFIZZI FROM BOTTICELLI TO LUCA GIORDANO.
    CAIXAFORUM BARCELONA.
    22nd JANUARY,  2009. AT 18:15H.

    In the photograph: Sandro Botticelli, Virgin  with The little boy called "Virgin of The  Gallery".
     

 

 
 

 

 
February

  • ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY. On 17th  February,  2009. At 18:30./19:00 p.m.In CaixaForum.  Social Labor “Fundació la Caixa”.   Marqués de Comillas Avenue, 6-8. 08038. Barcelona.  Room number 1.

     

 

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  • MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY TABLE. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MR. JOSÉ COMA MATUTE Y CASAS, GENERAL COORDINADOR  OF AEFE. MR.  LUIS GACÍA-MUSSONS Y DE LA PEÑA, 1st VICE-PRESIDENT  OF AEFE. MR. JORGE CASTELLÁ DE COT, CHAIRMAN OF AEFE. MR.  ANDRÉS ESPINÓS TAYÁ, 2 nd VICE- PRESIDENT OF AEFE.

     

 
 

 

  • PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ROOM.
    THE MOST OUTSTANDING DATA WERE THE FOLLOWING ONES:
    - ACTIVITIES IN 2008 AND FOR 2009.
    - TO APPROVE THE MODIFICATION OF THE STATUTES BY LAW. .
    - CHANGE THE ACTIVITIES INTO THE FOUNDATION.
    - EDITION OF THE AEFE BOOK 1991-2008.
    - STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT.
    ALL WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.
    MEMBERS, WHO COULD NOT ATTEND AND WANT MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE DO CONTACT THE SECRETARY OF AEFE.
     

     

 
 

 

 
March


 

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Mr. Álex Grijelmo, President of  EFE Press Agency.
70th Anniversary.

 

Mr. Daniel Barenboim Schuster. President  of  Barenboim-Said Foundation.

 

 

 

 


 

Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, President of Culture of Peace Foundation

Mr. Gabriel Busquets Aparicio. Spanish Ambassador in Argelia.

Mr. Juan Alberto Belloch Julbe. Major of Zaragoza, Expo-Zaragoza Exhibition City. Minister of Interior (1994-1996). Minister of Justice (1993-1996).

 

 

 

 


 

Spanish Synchronize Swimming Team.
Silver Medal in The Olimpic Games  in Pekin 2008.

Mr. Dirk Van den Branden. A. of Group Armonea in Belgium.

Mrs. Carmen Caffarel Serra. Director of Cervantes Institut. Director General of RTVE (2004-2007).

 

 

 

 


 

Mr. Ángel María Villar Llona, President of the Football Spanish Federation.
Spanish Football Team, Gold Medal in Eurocopa 2008.

Mr. Wim Gregorius Moons. P. Institut Sisters of The Catholic  Education inBelgium.

 

Mr. Manuel Marín González. President of  The Iberdrola Foundation. President of The Spanish Congress (2004-2007). Vice-President of The European Commission (1986-1999).

 

 

 

 


 

South Pole without Limits Expedition. The first expedition all over the world made by Disability people, who arrives to The South Pole.

Mr. Lorenzo Gascón. President in Honor of The European  Group for  Economic Cooperation LECE.

Mr. Luís Iglesias Martínez. General of the 7th Area in The Civil Guard.

 

 

 

 


 

Mr. Juan Echevarría Puig, President of The Board of Directors in The Guttmann Foundation.

Mr. Recaredo Gómez Morejón. Marquis of Arcolí.

Mrs. Carmen Posadas Mañé. Writer. Planeta Award  and Cultural Award of The Madrid Community.

 

 

 

 


 

Mr. Josep Joan Pintó Ruiz. Full Member Academician of The Jurisprudence and Legislation Academy.

Mr. Miquel Valls  i Maseda. President of The Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.

Panoramical view 

 

 

 

 


 

 Spanish Nobility Courtesy  Gold Cross

Presidential table

 AEFE Gold Cross

  • MR. JOSEP JOAN PINTÓ RUIZ DURING HIS SPEECH.
    HE IS FULL MEMBER ACADEMICIAN OF "THE JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGISLATION ACADEMY".
    1st VICE-PRESIDENT OF "LA CAIXA" FOUNDATION (1999-2003), DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF LAWYERS IN BARCELONADe(1978-1982).  

 

  • MR. MANUEL MARÍN GONZÁLEZ DURING HIS SPEECH. HE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF IBERDROLA FOUNDATION. CHAIRMAN OF THE SPANISH CONGRESS (2004-2007) AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (1986-1999).


 

 

  • MR. JORGE CASTELLÁ DE COT, CHAIRMAN OF AEFE,  DURING HIS SPEECH.


 

 

  • VISIT TO AN EXHIBITION OF SOROLLA. MNAC.
    COLECCIÓN DE LA HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMÉRICA.

    On 28th March,  2009.
    12.15 p.m. MNAC.
    Palau Nacional. Parc de Motjuïc


    In the photograph: Sorolla´s self-portrait.
     


 

 
April

  • CONFERENCE: "10 YEARS WITH EURO: SU PAPEL, ITS POSITION IN THE ACTUAL CRISIS".  THE SPEAKER IS MR. CARLES A. GASÒLIBA I BÖHM, CHAIRMAN OF  LECE. CÍRCULO ECUESTRE DE BARCELONA. BALMES, 169. ON 27TH APRIL,   2009. AT 20H.

 

  • From left to right: Mr. Luis García-Mussons y  de la Peña, 1st Vice-president AEFE.  Mr. Carles. A. Gasòliba i Böhm, Speaker and President of The Spanish  Committee of The European Group for Economical Cooperation, LECE. Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President of AEFE and Mr. Germán Silva del Peso, Assistant President of  AEFE.

 

  • The speaker, Mr. Carles A. Gasòliba i Böhm during his wonderful explanation, in which he let the audience Know very interesting data, about the international present press.

 

  • Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President of AEFE during his speech. On his left,  the speaker Mr. Carles. A. Gasòliba i Böhm, President of The Spanish  Committee of The European Group for Economical Cooperation, LECE.

 

  • Panoramical view of the Auditorium at Equestrian Club in Barcelona, during the Conference of Mr. Carles. A. Gasòliba i Böhm, President of The Spanish  Committee of The European Group for Economical Cooperation, LECE.

 
May

 


 

  • Collection for the fight against cancer.
    WITH THE THEME: ALL TOGETHER, WE FIGHT FOR A PROSPECT".
    JOAQUÍN FOLGUERA SQUARE(IN THE PAST NÚÑEZ DE ARCE SQUARE).
    7TH MAY,  2009.

 

 


 

  • The AEFE collection for the fight against cancer, at The Joaquin Folguera Square. Fram left to right: Mrs. Lupe Vázquez, Mrs. Mª Agustina Sastre, Mrs. Ana Mª Soler and Mrs. Mª Carmen Vidal.

 

 

 


 

  • Members of The AEFE collection for the fight against cancer, to whom AEFE is grateful for their help. From left to right: Mrs. Ana Mª Huerta (Chief of Marketing, Communication and Public Relations PR. in AEFE), Mrs. Dolors Posé, Mrs. Isabel Peraita, Mrs. Montserrat Castellá, Mrs. María González, Mrs. Neus Soum, Mrs. Ana Soler, Mrs. Conchita Comas, Mrs. Margarita Porter and Mrs. Mª Carmen Vidal.

 

 


 

  • Mrs. Ana Soler during the collection.

    This year, in spite of the present crisis the collection has been 2.826,33 €.

    Thank you very much indeed for your kindness!

 

 


 

  • 10th May, 2009.  Traditional Concert on day of Europe.
    REAL CÍRCULO ARTÍSTICO DE BARCELONA.
    C/ARCS, 5.
    10TH MAY,  2009 AT  12H.

 

 


 

  • The concert pianist, Mrs. Carolina Estrada i Bascuñana, Graduate of The Conservatory of The Liceo in Barcelona and Master in Music of The Conservatory of Amsterdam and The University of Künste (Udk) Berlin, delighted to the audience with his expertise and professionalism.

 

 


 

  • Greeting and opening of The Europe Day Concert, by Mr. Jorge Castellà de Cot,  President of TheAgrupación Española de Fomento Europeo and The AEFE Foundation.

 

 


 

  • Mr. Javier Martín Cabre, member of  The Boards of Directors of AEFE and Protector of The AEFE Foundation, conducted some introduction to the composers and the interpreted scores.

     

 

 


 

  • At the end of the concert, which was largely applauded, The President of AEFE,presented to the great art a well-deserved bouquet. The artist gave to attendees some "encores", which showed her great genious.

 

 


 

  • Overview of The Atlanta Chamber of The Royal Artistic Club in Barcelona.

    Finally, as every year,  people could drank a toast to The Union and Prosperity of Europe.

 

 


 

 



 

  • International town twinning-trip in The Helvetic Confederation. From 24th to 31 May, 2209.

    PRESS RELEASE


 

 
 

 

 



 


 

 

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Decoration
Croix-Rouge et Du Croissant- Rouge.
The AEFE Honorary Plate is received by Mr.Patrick Auderset. Director of Projectss and it is handed in by our President
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Decoration to Mr. Rolf Heuer. Director General European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN.
The AEFE Gold Cross is received by Mrs. Isabel Béjar Alonso. Member of The Directorate Office, and it is handed in by our President,  Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot and The General Coordinator, Mr. J. Coma Matute.
Decoration Albert Einstein Society & Einstein Haus.
The AEFE Honorary Plate. It is received by its President, Mr. Profesor Doctor  Hans-Rudolf Ott, and it is handed in by the President of AEFE and by The  General Coordinator.

 



 


 

 
Decoration Mr. Fernando Riba. Past-president SG. Private Banking, received The AEFE Gold Cross, and it is handed in by The President and The General Coordinator, Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot and Mr. José Coma Matute, respectively.  Decoration Mr. Rafael Pérez Latorre. President The Oficial Swiss Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Our President, Mr. Castellá de Cot congratulates him, due to the Decoration, The AEFE Gold Cross. Decoration The Helvetic Confederation Parliament . The AEFE Honorary Plate is handed in by  Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot and Mr.  J. Coma Matute, and it is received by The  Ambassador Mr. Urs Bucher.

 



 


 

 
Decoration Mr. Fernando Riquelme Lindón. Spanish Ambassador in Berna, who received The AEFE Gold Cross, and it is handed in by our President, Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot.

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The Family photograph

General view of The  Presidential Table.

 

 

 



 


 

 
Mr. Javier Martín Cabré, Member of The Board of Directors of The  Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo and Protector of The AEFE Foundation, was the moderator. Mr. Fernando Riquelme Lindón. Spanish Ambassador in Bern, made and speech, in his name and on behalf of the rest of the awarded Personalities and Institutions. He praised the labor of union, which realizes our Institution, towards the European values,  through the culture. Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President of The Agrupación Española de Fomento Europeo and The AEFE Foundation, closed the Event and he emphasized that: "nowadays with economic turbulences, is when people should work more, in a democratic setting, to be able to join without any difference in  country, race, sex. language, believes, and so on, because there are more things that link us that separate us".

 



 


 

 
Mr. Fabrice Filliez, Minister of Integration in the Office FDFA FDEA, The Government of the Helvetic Confederation, gave us a speech about the Swiss view in The European Union. Photograph of The Members of The Board of Directors, with the figure of the philanthropist and Founder of The International Red Cross, Mr. Henry Durant, with The foundational text. Albert Einstein  developed The Relativity Theory and the famous equation, which  connects energy with mass E=mc2, during the time he lived in Bern. Two interesting visits: the house where he lived and The International Museum  in that city.

 

June

  • The AEFE Foundation awards
    The NEXE Foundation, due to its huge
    work towards pluri-disabled children.

    For further information about
    The NEXE Foundation:

      http://www.nexefundacio.org/

 

  • The Decoration is handed in by Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President of The AEFE Foundation and it is received by Mrs. Cécile de Visscher, Director of the NEXE Foundation.

     

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  • Family photograph. Members of The AEFE Foundation and The NEXE Foundation. After having handed the Decoration, we visited the facilities of The NEXE Foundation, which revealed us the great work they do towards pluri-disabled children.

    From left to right and from the top to the bottom:

    Mrs. María González, Member of The Women´s Committee of AEFE. Mr. Javier Martín Cabré,  Member of The Board of AEFE. Mrs.  Ana María Soler, Member of The Women´s Committee of AEFE. Mrs. Susana Blasco, President of  AMPA in The NEXE Foundation.  Mrs.  Sonia Corpas, Coordinator of The NEXE Foundation.  Mr. José Coma-Matute y Casas,
    General Coordinator of AEFE. Mrs. Ana  María Huerta, Responsible for Marketing, Communication and PR. of AEFE. Mrs.  Cécile de Visscher, Director of The NEXE Foundation. Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President  of The AEFE Foundation.

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  • The NEXE Foundation:

    - Provides a global  and individualized attention,  to the specific medical needs, educational and psychosocial problems of children
    showing alterations in its development with special emphasis on pluri-disabled children.
    - Serves the needs of support
    guidance and counseling of families.
    - Carries out the information and
    awareness in collaboration with other
    entities.
    - Organizes or participates in training activities
     for professionals and parents.
    - Advises on the creation of new
    services for pluri-disabled children.

 

  • DECORATION, WHICH WAS HANDED BY THE AEFE FOUNDATION AND AEFE TO THE NEXE FOUNDATION.

    The NEXE Foundation offers the opportunity to children, who have disorders in development, to perform fully as individuals and integrate into society.



 

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July

  • VISIT TO THE SAGRADA FAMILIA CHAPEL,  

    Due to the 150th Anniversary of The Sagrada Familia Chapel and 2009  The Year of Saint Paul.

    Reverend Monsignor  Eminence Cardinal of Barcelona Lluís Martínez Sistach, is The President of The Sagrada Familia Chapel Foundation and has a great interest in celebrating The Year of Saint Paul.

    17:30h: Introductory Speech: Mr.  Joan Bassegoda i Nonell. Expert in Antoni Gaudí
    18:30h Visit: Mr. Ramon Espel i Rosell. Chief of works.
    2nd July,  2009
     

 
 

 

  • The sculptor, Mr. Ramón Cuello, author of the sculptures of Virgin and  Saint Joseph, in The Sagrada Familia Chapel, is a Distinguished Member in our Institution, AEFE.

    Sculpture of Saint Joseph, whose author is
    Mr. Ramón Cuello.

 

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  • Sculpture of Virgin, whose author is
    Mr. Ramón Cuello.
 

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  • Photograph of the first group.

    The speech of Mr. Joan Bassegoda i Nonell, who is an expert in Antoni Gaudí was brilliant.

    The visit made by Mr. Ramón Espel, who is the chief of works was excellent.

    There will be a second visit in September, due to the success of the first one.
 

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September

 

  • ACTIVITY  ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARES 2009 "INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY".

    DINNER WITH STARS. SEPTEMBER, 17TH,  2009 AT 20:30PM. FABRA  OBSERVATORY IN BARCELONA.

    LA EUROPEAN FOMENTATION FOUNDATION, AEFE HAS BOUGHT AN STAR, WHICH WILL BE FOREVER IN THE UNIVERSE.

    CERTIFICATE OF THE EUROPEAN FOMENTATION FOUNDATION, AEFE, STAR

     

     

 

  • EUROPEAN YEAR OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION 2009. AEFE BELIEVES ASTRONOMY IS VERY IMPORTANT IN INNOVATION ISSUES.

     

     

 

  • Barcelona´s Main Festival: La Mercè. The Festival is  concentrating on L´Eixample,  due to 2009 Cerdà Year.  An initiative of Barcelona City Council to mark the 150th anniversary of the Plan for the Remodelling and Extension of Barcelona´s Eixample,  designed by Ildefons Cerdà.

    AEFE encourages people to participate in The Festival (from 23th to 27th Setember) and is adhering to 2009 Cerdà Year, with a Conference in October about the architect.

    For further information:
    http://www.bcn.cat/merce/ca/index.shtml

     

     

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October

 

  • 2009 Cerdà Year.
    An initiative of Barcelona City Council
    to mark the 150th anniversary of the Plan
    for the Remodelling and Extension of Barcelona´s Eixample,
    designed by Ildefons Cerdà.
    Conference, by Mr. Joan Bassegoda i Nonell.
    October, 22nd at 19.00 p.m.
    CaixaForum. Centre Social i Cultural de´l´obra social "la Caixa"
    Avda. Marqués de Comillas, 6-8. Barcelona.

 
November
 

 

  • THE AEFE FOUNDATION WILL CELEBRATE  NOVEMBER 20TH: 20TH ANNIVERSARY  OF THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, WHICH WAS SIGNED BY THE UNITED NATIONS.

    CHARITY DINNER.
    SOS FOUNDATION.
    AEFE FOUNDATION.
    BARRAQUER FOUNDATION.


    HOTEL JUAN CARLOS I, BARCELONA.
    13TH NOVEMBER, AT 20:30H.
    80 E/ person.
    SABADELL BANC:
    Nº 0081-0200-21-0001864695
    Telephone number: 902 13 11 13

For further information:

 SOS FOUNDATION:
http://www.fundacionsos.org/

BARRAQUER FOUNDATION:
http://www.co-barraquer.es/cast/index.htm

 

 

  • CHARITY DINNER.
    SOS FOUNDATION.
    AEFE FOUNDATION.
    BARRAQUER FOUNDATION.

    These three Foundations are going  to build two kid´s school in Kagnout, Senegal.

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  • From left to right: Mrs. Elena Barraquer, President of The Barraquer Foundation,  Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President of The AEFE Foundation and Mrs. Cristina Muñoz, President of The SOS Foundation.

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  • Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot, President of The AEFE Foundation, during his speech in the Room with more than three hundred people, who listened to him.

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  • The artist Gala Évora during her live performance, after The Charity Dinner.

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December

 

 

  • Traditional Christmas Charity Dinner. 
    Thursday, 17th December.
    Círculo Ecuestre in Barcelona. Balmes, 169.

 

  • The European Fomentation Foundation, AEFE. 110 presents were raffled and the collection  for charity was given to Cottolengo of Father Alegre.

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  • Mr. Castellá de Cot, President of AEFE during his Christmas speech.

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  • People in the room listened to our President,
    Mr.   Jorge Castellá de Cot. In the photograph the members of The Presidential Table, presided over Cardinal Ricardo Mª Carles,  during his speech.
     

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  • A group of Mexican singers  offered to us their wonderful voices. They were applauded.

    The performance was offered by Mr. Javier Martín Cabré, Member of The AEFE Executive Committee and his wife, Mrs. Ana María Soler Dulón.

     

 

 

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  • Ms. Josefine Teixidó, wife of our  Awarded Member, Consul of Malasia Mr. Manuel A. Condeminas.

    Ms. Teixidó offered to us his voice and art, with a Christmas lyrical pure style. She was applauded.
     

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  • One of the pictures, which was raffled was handed over by the great painter, Mrs. Montserrat Sala. In the photograph during the delivery to the winner. On the right,  the President of  AEFE, Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot.
     

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  • One of the pictures, which was raffled was handed over by the famous Abelló Museum. In the photograph during the delivery to the winners. On the left  the President of  AEFE, Mr. Jorge Castellá de Cot.

     

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