King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain today presented the “Scholarships of The Spanish Cooperation #BECASQUECAMBIANVIDAS” at the Viana Palace in Madrid. The scholarships are a joint initiative of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Carolina Foundation that brings together partner countries of Spanish Cooperation and aimed at strengthening capacities through international academic mobility. The scholarships are given under the slogan “Scholarships that change lives, scholarships designed to promote the common good”
Throughout its 74 editions, the Scholarship Programs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (MAEC) and AECID have benefited more than 21,000 Spanish and foreign citizens. These scholarships revolve around three main lines of action: training and formation of human capital; the promotion of Spanish in foreign universities; and the promotion of the Arts and artistic residencies.
The different MAEC-AECID scholarship programs are carried out in close collaboration with leading Spanish and foreign institutions, such as the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (RAER), the College of Europe, the Royal Academy of Spain (RAE) or the Reina Sofía School of Music. AECID also collaborates closely with Spanish universities. For its part, the Carolina Foundation Scholarship Program meets 21 calls this year. Throughout this time, it has received more than 800,000 applications, granting more than 17,000 scholarships to students and teachers in Latin America. Two decades of experience during which it has offered almost 3,500 programs in public and private institutions throughout the Spanish geography. In addition, it has signed 3,200 agreements with nearly 300 Spanish and Latin American institutions.
Addressing the gathering, King Felipe said, “It is necessary to promote and encourage the exchange, management and shared creation of knowledge. And this is precisely the message that these scholarships transmit. Their effect is real and visible in the short and long term because in addition to all the social and economic benefits they provide it brings together social plurality and the common effort of our companies, universities and Administrations, that enable the recipients and society to effectively face the challenges that concern us collectively.”
For the day, Queen Letizia of Spain chose an elegant and professional look.
Letizia was wearing a dark blue Hugo Boss V-neck Ibiaska Blouse. Shown here in pink
Crafted from bias-cut silk for timeless elegance the blouse has a regular fit with a high V neckline and flared sleeves for a distinctive look. The £249 blouse is currently on sale for £149 in light pink shade.
Queen was wearing her navy leather Magrit Monica Pumps and
Carrying her Carolina Herrera Baret clutch.
Letizia finished her look with her Karen Hallam ring.