Lanyards, notebooks, pens… The Conference wanted everything in the hands of participants to have the Social Touch.
The social economy company Apunts was born in 1993 within the Joia Foundation, a Catalan non-profit organization created in 1983 by the civil society (with professionals of mental health) in order to provide those free mental health services which, at that time, were not covered by the public administrations.
Apunts’ first office was located in a small establishment in Barcelona city center and it provided a photocopy service to students from the close-by university. This is how Apunts was established as a special work center for Joia Foundation, with three key objectives: to normalize the situation and give an example of the working and social abilities of people with mental health conditions; to create job opportunities for this collective, constantly living in a stigmatized situation; and to create a new way of private funding for the entity.
Apunts is constantly working to achieve the excellence in its two major challenges: to fully normalize the labor inclusion of people affected by mental health disorders, and to become a reference model of social economy company thanks to its maximum efficiency and effectiveness towards its customers.