On January 14th, 2014, Academics Stand Against Poverty had its second presentation in Spain. The launch of ASAP Spain was organized by the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona in November 2013, during Thomas Pogge’s visit to Barcelona. In this occasion, some members of ASAP Spain were provided the opportunity to present the organization at the San Telmo Museoa (San Telmo Museum), a fascinating institution of culture in San Sebastián, which has expressed an interest in furthering its collaboration with ASAP.
After a brief introduction of ASAP’s mission by Txetxu Ausín, Carissa Véliz provided an overview of the ongoing ASAP projects, including the Health Impact Fund, the Institutional Reform Goals, Moral Psychology and Poverty Alleviation, Know Your Rights, and the Global Poverty Consensus Report. She also expressed ASAP’s interest in finding new partners and volunteers in Spain. Her presentation was followed by a presentation of the Health Impact Fund project by David Rodríguez-Arias.
A number of local and national media covered the event, which was broadcasted by the radio (Onda Cero and Radio Popular) and diffused by local newspapers (El Diario Vasco and Noticias de Gipuzkoa) through interviews and reports.
The team of ASAP Spain hopes to keep growing in number and reach through collaborations with academic, political institutions, and companies. If you wish to propose a project or would like further information about ASAP, please contact Paula Casal, Board Member and Chair of ASAP Spain, at email@example.com.