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» Area studies
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Urban studies
» Public administration
» Media and socio-cultural communication
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» Architecture and design
» Business and Management
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Education (incl. persons with learning disabilities)
» Environmental sciences
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» Health sciences
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» Library and museum studies
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» Transport planning
» Other applied sciences
Brief description of your activity focus
FEMP represents all Spanish municipalities and work for their social, economic, environmental and technological sustainable development
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The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) is the Association of Local Entities with the
highest level of representation, which includes City Councils, County Councils, Councils and Island Councils, a
total of 7,324, representing more than 90% of the Spanish Local Governments.
It was constituted under the provisions of Additional 5th Provision of 7/1985 Act, in April 2, and was declared as
an Association of Public Utility by means of an Agreement of the Council of Ministers of June 26, 1985.
FEMP is the Spanish Section of the Council of Municipalities and Regions of Europe (CEMR) and the official
headquarters of the Latin-American Organization for Inter-municipal Cooperation (OICI).
The foundational and statutory purposes of the FEMP are:
the promotion and defence of the autonomy of the Local Entities;
the representation and defence of the general interests of the Local Entities before other Public
the development and consolidation of the European spirit at the local level, based on autonomy and
solidarity between Local Authorities;
the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation with Local Entities and their organizations, especially
in the European, Latin-American and Arabic spheres;
the provision, directly or through companies or entities, of all kinds of services to the Local Corporations
Our main working areas of expertise are the following ones:
From the area of Social Rights and Citizenship 12 agreements are currently being developed regarding
prevention of drug addiction, work for the benefit of the community, positive parenting, telecare in the
Community of Madrid, youth projects, performing arts, reading promotion, prevention of school dropout,
working and private life balance, gender violence. Ageing society, inclusive cities and territories, security and
countering measures to face radicalization, social householdings, migrant’s inclusion and protection, decent
jobs, citizenship, coexistence.
From the Welfare State area FEMP allocate, coordinate and foster resources devoted to social inclusion
of vulnerable people: active ageing, minor protection, universal social security card.
Inquires, research, studies and initiatives on Sports, youth and leisure are developed to build local
capabilities and promote their implementation as well as the improvement of facilities and means.
The aim of the equal opportunities area is its promotion within all local public policies and to include
the gender perspective throughout the whole local life: breaking the glass ceiling, empowering women to
participate in taking decisions bodies, networking… and promoting equality.
Building reflection spaces and meeting points to favour exchanges on social inclusion to prevent risks
and promote coexistence at local level through common management principles are our basic tasks.
FEMP has a permanent commitment to eradicate the great scourge of our society: violence against
women and girls. To this end, we promote the development of municipal plans and programs and work with
the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality to develop awareness and support programs for women
victims of gender violence and their children. We also extend these measures to prevent attitudes of violence
among the youth population.
FEMP is paying special attention to Urban policies according to OD as source of quality of living,
employment, energy efficiency and inclusion.
We also offer a new public procurement service that enables any local or regional entity to take out any
kind of services or supplies. FEMP provides a help desk firms and local governments support service and a
transparency and free competition framework that foster innovation through an IT procurement platform that
follows standardized forms. Urban lighting and fuel supplies, connecting services, circular economy, social
blockchain, ITC, NT, greening, etc.
We also foster and support socially responsible consumption and trade of good and services as ways of
wealth and innovation.
International cooperation activities are focused on empower and boost the good will of the Spanish local
bodies. Our know how, experience and global networking are at their service to develop decentralizing,
governing and local autonomy projects.
FEMP is also focused on Rural development, depopulation and preservation of rural life.
As fostering sustainability is a priority, FEMP encourages the implementation of Agendas 21 at local
level: renewal energies, recycling, waste and water management, mobility plans, nature preservation, etc.
Universal accessibility and all-inclusive mobility conception are also common and important challenges to
From our Culture corner we build up useful and friendly-user toolkits to plan and assess local cultural
policies and we provide a common good practices platform to foster exchanges, training and research and
empower local cultural managers. This work targets the key role of local governments in the cultural arena, the
need of a well structured inter-administrative cooperation, a joint assessment index and the coordination of the
existing cultural labs and observatories and finally, the promotion of public & private cultural cooperation
Our Employment and Economic development area support local employment services and their
coordination with the regional and national services, specially focused on vulnerable people. Entrepreneurship
and working out well for SMEs are special important factors as revitalizing actors in local economies.
Social dialogue practices to drive public service workers’ career and skills to better public services is a
core dimension to strengthen municipalization based on quality and active citizenship.
Spreading the information society and ITC within the local bodies and their functioning is a big issue as
the electronic public services administration will change our way of life. Taking advantage of new means to
better relationships among citizens and the public administration is our priority.
Tourism’s FEMP area aims to promote touristic destinations through studies, strategies and value local
resources from a bottom-up line where citizens, social partners and civil society are engaged.
FEMP belongs to local, regional, national wide and an European and international reliable thematic, geograhic,