Our recent activities include:
Adelias Foundation: The Adelias Foundation works between Spain and Morocco, helping Moroccan children and adolescents combat illness, poverty and illiteracy. We help them in their program to support local women’s sewing workshops and to provide temporary accommodation in Madrid for sick children and their families receiving treatment in Spanish hospitals.
TedEx Youth. At SAMANIEGO Law we support the development of disruptive technologies, knowledge sharing, tools and practices that have the potential to transform the way we live and work and from which our society and businesses can benefit greatly. We provide pro bono advice on IP, privacy and data protection to the organizing committee of TedEx Youth Madrid As part of the TedEx "ideas worth spreading" series of events, the TedEx Youth Initiative is designed to empower and inspire young people.
Knowing your laws and community work: We are committed to the Madrid Local Government’s “Know Your Laws” program (Conoce tus leyes), which aims to help immigrants living in the city understand their rights and obligations. Our team members have been involved in this project from its first edition. On several Saturday evenings throughout the year, our lawyers deliver 3-hour sessions on various aspects of the Spanish legislature, ranging from fundamental rights to the most practical day-to-day advice, at different Centers for Integration in Madrid. Each center generally attracts around 100 attendees of varying nationalities. The topics generate significant interest and debate and the feedback is very positive.
European data protection day: Every year our data protection team lawyers mark the European Day of Data Protection and Privacy by delivering informative sessions on privacy issues for teenage students at educational centers around Madrid. European Data Protection Day was first celebrated in 1981 when Convention no. 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was adopted in Strasbourg. Today, with the increase in social media sites and internet use, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to data protection and privacy issues. The initiative is always warmly welcomed by both students and school administrators. The team’s presentation includes videos highlighting the risks of social networks. Although the task of explaining the importance of personal privacy to teenagers remains challenging, these sessions always bring highly successful results.
Water in Africa: we collaborate with the Emalaikat Foundation and the Missionary Community of St Paul the Apostle to support their long-running project to help villagers in the remote desert areas between Kenya and Ethiopia who, among other misfortunes, suffer malnutrition because of severe droughts in the area. The “Boats of Turkana” project includes building fishing boats for the villagers who live on the coast of Lake Turkana which, while its water is not safe to drink, provides great fishing opportunities. Our team members raised sufficient funds to build, maintain and purchase nets and other fishing tools for one fishing boat which now is ready. Over 50 people, including family members of the fishermen, benefit from this contribution.