Agreement between la Fundación FCB and IDB
La Fundación FC Barcelona and the Inter-American Development Bank sign an agreement to help develop sport as a social tool in Latin America and the Caribbean.
La Fundación FC Barcelona and the Inter-American Development Bank signed an agreement this Thursday
to work together to promote programmes and projects which use sports as a tool to aid development
and social inclusion for vulnerable children and youths living in risk situations in Latin America
and the Caribbean.
Luis Alberto Moreno, The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Ramon
Pont, First Vice President of the Fundación FC Barcelona signed the agreement at the Club offices
Projects in Brazil
The two organisations will put all their combined knowledge together to create
joint programmes also aimed at preventing violence and helping to create healthy habits in the
targeted collectives The IDB and the Fundación FC Barcelona will work on sporting activities in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, together with other organisations and the City Council.
The agreement will mean the IDB will incorporate sporting activities to promote development
within its programmes for Brazil as it aims to create sustainable projects beyond the 2014 World
Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB was founded in 1959 as an association between 19 Latin American countries
and the USA and it now has 48 member countries, having become the leading multilateral financers
for Latin America and the Caribbean, helping to accelerate the social and economic development of
its member countries.
In the last 25 years, the IDB has approved more than 5.000 million US dollars worth of loans
to programmes aimed at young people, especially in the area of education, health and employment,
including projects for sport and youth .
La Fundación del Futbol Club Barcelona
Founded in 1994, the Fundación aims to promote the cultural, social and educational dimension
of F.C. Barcelona in the wider society, in Catalonia, Spain and abroad.
Currently, its projects, which mainly use sport as a tool to help social inclusion, benefit
more than 220.000 people throughout the world.