With ITACA in Barcelona

Generali Spain is firmly dedicated to promote equal opportunities for children living in poverty. In Spain, over two million children are under risk of social exclusion and poverty. 80% of these children will remain poor throughout their lives. Research has proved that the first six years of a children´s life are the most sensible for cognitive development shaping their future achievements. It is critical that we focus our resources to help families to be conscious about the importance of the education from early childhood.

Parents play a key role in achieving this goal. Therefore supporting them as they educate and care for their children is key, helping them to improve their parenting skills and act as positive influence on the youngest members of their families.

Read the article on El Pais about The Human Safety Net in Spain.

The program

  • Itaca organization support a total of 50 families

Partners involved

Local activities

Associació Educativa Itaca
This project is active in Barcelona and supported by Associaió Educativa Itaca.

The Human Safety Net and Associació Educativa Itaca join efforts to develop a safe family home to help parents improve their parental skills and promote equal opportunities for children.

Itaca has spent 42 years working with children and young kids with high risk of social exclusion and sever poverty, and for the last 10 years developing a program for children up to 6 years, in two neighborhoods of Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona.

We support 50 families, offering different activities and workshops to strengthen the confidence and security of the families in the parenting process, with activities on health, hygiene, nutrition, child development and play.


Founded in 2000 with the mission to help children living in vulnerable conditions, today Balia continues to support more than 2,500 children every afternoon in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, aiming to break the cycle of poverty through education. Together we have designed a program for families to strengthen parents to provide the best care for their children by creating a nurturing family environment targeting principal vulnerabilities, working on parenting skills and fighting unemployment and limited education.