FOCIR (The Federation of Internationally Recognised Catalan Organisations) is the only platform made up of participants in Catalan civil society which carries out public diplomacy. It was created in 1995 as the result of an agreement between different Catalan associations wanting to promote their own presence and the presence of Catalonia on the international stage.
To have a presence and direct political impact
FOCIR was founded in order to drive and provide resources for Catalan bodies to participate on the international stage and to represent and advocate the role of civil bodies in international political decision-making centres.
To become a model of public diplomacy
FOCIR’s international presence is closely related to the need to provide support for and to study the current contribution the body of Catalan associations makes towards external relations beyond Catalonia on a global scale. To do so, part of its strategic vision is to boost its capacity to generate information, thereby becoming a research centre in international relations and public diplomacy.
To create networks and a global citizenship
We work in conjunction with other bodies in the network of Catalan associations in order to promote global citizenship.
To promote the use of public diplomacy
We raise awareness of and reinforce the use of public diplomacy, particularly as promoted by civil society, when explaining and representing Catalonia to the rest of the world.
To increase Catalan soft power
We work so that Catalonia can have a direct impact on the actions and interests of global players with the help of a joint nationwide public diplomacy strategy.
Becoming a FOCIR member:
Any non-profit legal entity, whatever its purpose, can become a member of FOCIR on the condition that it is a member of an international organisation.
However, organisations that wish to initiate a process of international recognition may also become members in order to enlist the support of FOCIR.
For more information on becoming a member, please contact the Technical Secretary’s Office by e-mail at email@example.com.
Areas of action:
Via Laietana 54, 2n, desp.213 08930 Barcelona | tel. 932690540 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Política de privacitat