Telefónica Foundation: driving the community side of the digital age

The 42 Madrid campus, financed in Spain by Fundación Telefónica, is free, on-site and open to all types of talent, with no need for degrees or previous studies; you just have to be over 18 years old, persevering and willing to learn how to learn.

The Telefónica Foundation has been working since 1998 to be a catalyst for social inclusion in the digital age. With this vision, it seeks to improve people's opportunities for development through projects with a digital soul, a global and inclusive approach, using education and training as fundamental instruments for social transformation. It also develops educational, cultural, employability and volunteer projects that address the challenges of the digital world, so that no one is left behind.

Present in 30 countries – Spain, Latin America, Africa and Asia – during 2018 it reached more than 8.6 million people through its various programmes. The Telefónica Foundation is committed to educational innovation and training for new employability. It creates projects using technology as an ally, and promotes partnerships with institutions, companies and social agents that help to magnify its impact. It works to improve skills, competences and abilities in the context of the new labour reality by providing guidance, advice and training for the most in-demand digital profiles of today and tomorrow. In short, it is committed to meeting the demands of a changing labour market through projects such as Conecta Empleo, the Employment Map or 42, a new methodology for a new era.