Background

The Association Columbares arises from the neighborhood movements in the decade of the seventies, as a unifying element of the project "Cordillera Sur". The philosophy of the project was largely based on the participation of citizens in the processes of economic and social development of their community, where the citizens instead of being passive subjects are actively working to define their own identity.

The first stage of Columbares begins in 1977, when different social groups and individuals work together to channel the intense and highly social activity, characteristic to the years of political transition. Said transition was an important starting point for further development of social welfare policies. The second stage of Columbares begins in 1985, when associations and social groups, which worked together in the project "Cordillera Sur, unite all their efforts.

This union leads to April 1986, when the Association obtains its first legal statutes and enroll in the General Register of Associations, From then until now, Columbares: has been declared Organization of Public Interest (BOE 24-2 - 1998). has received the Silver Cross of Civil Order for Social Solidarity (BOE 12/27/99). was awarded with the Regional Award for the Commitment with Youth (2002). Association Columbares has been present in Murcia for over 20 years. It supports, develops and promotes projects related to society, employment, education and culture with different social groups. The fundamental objective of Association Columbares is social integration and employment of disadvantaged population groups: immigrants, youth, women, families, children, seniors and the unemployed, etc.

Association Columbares bases its training and job insertion activities on perspective of combating social exclusion, always seeking complementarity, coordination and synergy among different actions, as well as participation and integration of diverse sectors of the population. Association Columbares is a founder and a member of different consortiums and federations for Social Integration at the national, regional and local levels (CEPAIM, CEBS, CEIS, EAPN, RASINET). It has a team of professionals specialized in the design, development and implementation of projects in the fields of social services, training, employment and culture. Association maintains an annual average workforce of 50 employees, complemented by multiple partners, trainees, volunteers, partners, etc.. The association has earned the certification of quality management system based on ISO 9001:2008 standard

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