Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. The head-office, located in Lisbon, comprises the Calouste Gulbenkian museum, a congress area with auditoriums, a space for temporary exhibitions, the art library and the Modern Art Centre. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation also has a research biomedical science institute (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência) in the outskirts of Lisbon, and delegations in London and Paris.
Global Health Initiatives: The Foundation actively pursues its statutory aims in Portugal and abroad through a wide range of direct activities and grants supporting projects and programmes. In regard to that, the Foundation has been for some years, through the Department of Health and Human Development, focusing on Global Health issues, namely:
- As member of the European Foundation Centre, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation participated, with other key organizations, in the European Partnership for Global Health and funded the publication of European Perspectives on Global Health – A Policy Glossary, published in 2006.
- The Foundation was partner of The Global Health Europe portal website (a platform for European engagement in global health) aimed to be a central tool for dissemination and exchange of information and for establishing a network of key actors.