Foment and ASCEF start collaboration to promote involvement of the Catalonian family business in the European Recovery Plan

  • Catalonian family businesses represent 88,3% of all private companies, deliver 69% of gross value added (GVA) and create 76% of the private sector employment.
  • Alliances among business entities help identify opportunities and guide access to European funds.

Barcelona, April 14th, 2021.

The President of Foment del Treball, Josep Sánchez Llibre, and the President of the Catalonian Family Business Association (ASCEF), Amadeu Jori Armengol, have subscribed a collaboration agreement between these entities to jointly promote the program “Next Generation EU” among Catalonian Family Business. Both presidents are betting on the public-private cooperation among different organizations as an effective tool to facilitate access to European funds.

We should all work together on the way to economic recovery. The family business has an important reach in Catalonia, therefore a relevant role both in the economic framework and the social environment. In these exceptional times, collaboration and cooperation among institutions and enterprises will be the backbone of economic reconstruction and social transformation“, stated Sánchez Llibre.

Meanwhile, Jori Armengol underscored that “family businesses stand out for their long-term commitment, overt willingness to create value and employment, and their ability to adapt and innovate. This is why we can be an example of how to leverage the funds through committed and future-oriented projects“.

As a result of this agreement, Foment and ASCEF will work to dig into the opportunities that the European funds may provide across the Catalonian family businesses. Another of this alliance’s main goals is to align companies with the contents of the global action plan of Agenda 2030 and make the plan’s SDGs a strategic part of their businesses.

The subscription act was attended by the Director of the Business Section and Responsible for Parliament and Public Administrations of the Catalonian Employer’s Association, Benet Maimi, and its Networking Director, Carme Castellnou. On the ASCEF part, Amadeu Jori was joined by Ignasi Bonet, member of the Family Business’ Institutional Relations Commission.