The Chamber of Commerce of Spain is a public law entity, with its own legal personality (Law 4/14) and with full capacity to carry out its activities. It acts as an intermediary between the private sector and the national government, coordinates the actions and initiatives of the Chamber of Commerce networks and fosters relations between them. Law 4/2014 establishes the exercise of certain public-administrative functions of special relevance. Within these functions, those related to training are particularly important.
The Chamber of Commerce of Spain, in addition to working in training as attributed by the Law, is aware of the importance of the relationship between the university and the company, proof of this is the experience that the Chamber has in the field of cooperation and the relationship of the business and university.
The main engine of economic and social development in an economy is the talent of its people. The university is an essential instrument for the formation of talent. There must be a close collaboration between the agents that have and organize the talent, the companies, and the university, in charge of training people. The momentum of the connection between the university and the company is fundamental for the progress of the economies.
The Chamber of Commerce of Spain has participated in projects such as the EMCOSU Project, a project in which an analysis of university and business cooperation was done, in order to identify the sectors and jobs with the greatest potential to absorb university graduates, as well as develop recommendations on the policies to be carried out to improve this type of collaboration. WEXHE project that sought to increase the employability of graduates, identifying success stories in internship programs, with the ultimate goal of bringing the needs of companies to the capabilities and skills provided by the university.
Now, the Chamber of Commerce of Spain participates in the Spanning Boundaring Project to study the existing mechanisms between the business world and the formative world (for example, agents or intermediate institutions, foundations, etc.), in order to look for good practices and promote their abilities to improve the interrelation in Spain and in Europe.