Connect Call: from research to the social sector


The Social Observatory is launching this call with the aim of promoting the relationship and combined work between the research sphere and the practice sphere (social sector and public administration) and of increasing the social impact of both spheres.


The call is aimed at organisations from the research and practice spheres, with their headquarters and activity in Spain, and that will form mixed teams prepared to progress together a project with a shared aim and that will produce a positive social impact.

The proposal presented should be related with emotional wellbeing and mental health in Spain.  



  • Up to 5 projects will be funded with a maximum of 80,000 euros (taxes, indirect costs and charges, where applicable, included) per project.


  • Thursday 30 September, from 10.00 to 12.00

  • Thursday 21 October, from 10.00 to 12.00

These online sessions will include a presentation of the call and networking activities to put interested individuals in contact with potential co-creators for their project.

In order to attend the online session, you must sign up via this link at least 48 hours before the session.



In the research sphere the following can participate:

  • Organisations linked to a university

  • Organisations registered as research centres in any public register

  • Organisations that include research in their Articles of Association

In the practice sphere, the following organisations can participate:

  • Organisations from the Third Social Sector or the Social Economy, including also second-level or higher organisations.

  • Public administrations or other local, supra-municipal, autonomous and national public administrations.

A minimum of two collaborating organisations are required (one from the research sphere and the other from the practice sphere), and each collaborating organisation must contribute at least one person to the work team and, if they have more than one person in the team, designate a representative. 



  • Information and networking sessions: Thursday 30 September 2021 and Thursday 21 October 2021.

  • Submission of proposals: Proposals can be submitted before 14.00 (CET) on 21 December 2021.

  • The selected projects will be announced in March 2022.



For any consultation regarding this call you can write to the email address of the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation:


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