U.S. Hispanic Leaders
Reinforcing ties with the U.S. Hispanic community
Madrid, Bilbao and San Sebastian – October 22 to 27, 2023
The U.S. Hispanic Leaders program began in 1998 as an initiative of the Government of Spain. The goal was to reveal the reality of Spain to young American Hispanics and to create a network of contacts among leading Hispanic professionals in the political, cultural, business and academic spheres, and their Spanish counterparts.
Since then, the program led to the identification of collaboration opportunities between our two countries, contributing to the empowerment of the U.S. Hispanic community and ultimately strengthening bilateral relations between Spain and the U.S.
The program takes place over a week in Madrid and a second Spanish city, allowing participants to learn first-hand about the geographic, political and economic peculiarities of the different regions, and to gain a better understanding of the Spanish reality in all its aspects. Through a high-level agenda that includes meetings with personalities from the world of politics, business and public administration, as well as visits to media and cultural and academic institutions of reference, participants are given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the country and identify new lines of work that allow the development of joint projects.
Since it was founded, over 200 young leaders have participated in this emblematic program, organized from 2001 to 2017 by the Fundación Carolina with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, with the collaboration of the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.
In 2022, the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU. took the program over from the Fundación Carolina, joining in the institutional effort to strengthen ties between the civil societies of Spain and the U.S., in general, and with the ever-more influential U.S. Hispanic community, in particular.