Real Madrid Foundation at 12th EFDN Conference

3 March 2019

Real Madrid Foundation at 12th EFDN Conference

With the 12th EFDN ‘#Morethanfootball’ Conference less than a month away, we are delighted to announce that Silvia Montes-Jovellar Folch from Real Madrid Foundation will be hosting one of the breakout sessions. During this breakout session, Silvia will present the different activities of the Real Madrid Foundation, providing a general overview of the Foundation’s programs for children, youth, adults and elderly in Spain as well as their Social Sports Schools around the world, through two main disciplines: football and basketball. The session will also cover programmes targeting Penitentiary Centers and shelter homes, special programs for children with disabilities, basketball in hospitals or activities with homeless.

The Real Madrid Foundation is the instrument by which Real Madrid CF. is present in society and develops its social and cultural awareness programs. Its main objective is to promote, the values that are inherent in sport, both in Spain as well as abroad and the use of sport as an educational tool capable of contributing to the comprehensive development of the personality of those who practice it. Further to use sport to assist with and facilitate the social integration of those who find themselves suffering from any form of marginalisation, as well as to promote and disseminate all the cultural aspects linked to sport.

The Foundation divides its activities into five main areas:

  • Sports activities
  • Educational and cultural activities
  • Social welfare activities
  • International cooperation
  • Institutional activities

Silvia Montes-Jovellar Folch – Real Madrid FC

Silvia Montes-Jovellar Folch is an economist who holds a degree in International Business from the European Business School, Madrid, while also specialising in Foundation Management at the University of San Pablo CEU and the Spanish Association of Foundations.

Silvia started her career in Banking, mainly in the area of Export Finance and Foreign Trade. But since 2008 has focused her professional career in Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development Cooperation. She first worked in the Spanish NGO Manos Unidas, as a Project Manager for Angola, Sierra Leone and Mozambique before joining the Real Madrid Foundation in 2013 as Responsible of the Area of America, which is where she works now as the Director of the National Area of the Foundation.