The Foundation of Quartieri Spagnoli (FOQUS), is presided by Rachele Furfaro and directed by Renato Quaglia (responsible for the creation and conduction of the project of urban regeneration), who manages services, promotes initiatives and coordinates activities within the foundation, or the organizations settled within the former Montecalvario Institute.
FOQUS was established to take over the project design and the investment initially supported by Social Company “Dalla parte dei bambini” between the end of 2012 and the autumn of 2014.
FOQUS aims to simultaneously promote:
- the creation of new business and employment through direct and indirect influence, business incubators, craft shops, apprenticeship and internship programs.
- a new center for public services and activities within the Quartieri.
- experimenting with new models of integrated training.
- experimenting with new models of community welfare, aiming to successively help in the processes of transformation and participating in the development, emancipation and social mobility of the people in the Quartieri.
FOQUS is a model of collaboration, based on the constant of cooperation of public and private companies; a model that promotes networking and deep involvement of all subjects participating in the project- despite of their different missions- in order to improve the interaction through competitiveness and specialization.
The Foundation ensures a consistent and responsible governance to the housed organizations and businesses, by setting a project with common goal while remaining autonomous and individual about responsibilities and tasks. The network of companies participating in FOQUS have become a cluster of interconnected entities, coordinated by the work and the connections offered by the Foundation Quartieri Spagnoli.