Services

Spora Sinergies is a consultancy firm specialized in the development and improvement of projects, programs and social policies.

Spora was born in 2005 as a spin-off of the Research Park of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and it is formed by a team of professionals with great expertise on social sciences.

In Spora we have as an overall objective of our work improving the quality of life of people through the creation, dissemination and implementation of a rigorous and quality knowledge of social reality.

Research

“Research is creating new knowledge.”
Neil Armstrong


Individuals, groups and institutions perceive, define and continually assess the facts and events that are part of. Psychosocial research allows detecting and analyzing problems and social conflicts, establishing the basis for close-to-people policies and intervention strategies, and allowing to develop implementation strategies.

Evaluation

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted."
Albert Einstein


Projects, programs and policy interventions are living beings in dynamic contexts, which often also show their own life. The evaluation of these scenarios puts a fresh look and practical-oriented improvements in effectiveness and efficiency, and through the analysis of the expediency of those actions seeking to have a relevant impact.

Strategic Planning

"It's not the plan that's important, it's the planning."
Dr. Gramme Edwards


Strategic development planing aims to promote coordinated development of citizenship, technical agents and institutions to promote comprehensive community development or specific actions. The Spora team has developed a methodology for the preparation of development planing at the local level, the PCMA [Multi -Stakeholder and Citizen's Action Planning]. This method has been successfully tested and it focuses on a participatory approach, agreed with the various stakeholders and with their strategic objectives. The starting point is on the needs definition coming from citizenship and from the development approaches of the civil society organizations (bottom-up), and it continues with its articulation with the strategic priorities of the institutions and the legal regulations at the local level (top-down).

Intersectoral Coordination

"Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing a beautiful order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between people and time."
Igor Stravinsky


Intersectoral coordination and networking represent a professional challenge in terms of optimizing resources and developing appropriate care services for people. Coordination mechanisms should often be established in order to fluidly connect several diverse fields such as health, social, police, educational, scientific, judicial, or journalistic associations, among others."Circuits Synergy" is a successfully proven methodology established by the Spora team over the past few years; its main goal is generating solutions to the growing need for coordination strategies between professionals from different disciplines, and who must manage complex issues. The design and development of the circuits is accompanied by the development of multiple protocols, flowcharts and resource maps.

Guidelines and protocols

"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat."
Robert A. Heinlein


In recent years, civil society and governments have made great efforts to address effectively and efficiently different complex phenomena, emphasizing the need for technical coordination tools and professional quality standards. To that end, and in concert with the various stakeholders, the Spora team uses several methodologies in order to develop different tools and professional guidelines and protocols. These tools are built with the participation and consultation of the different stakeholders, both civil and institutional. Robert A. Heinlein

Training

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation."
Aristotle


Training is an essential tool to enrich our knowledge, improve our skills and responding to the needs related to our professional action. Spora launches a series of trainings and workshops tailored from the detection of occupational needs and alignment with organizational objectives. What do you need? What do you get? The Spora team puts its experience of 10 years working in research, development and social innovation (R+D+i) to make training a tool for reflection, knowledge and execution.

Participative process

"The society of transparency eliminates all rituals and ceremonies, insofar as they can not be made operational, because they are an impediment to the acceleration of the cycles of information, communication and production."

Byung-Chul Han

More than 10 years of experience in participation processes adapted to the needs of the projects: from processes of citizen participation to participation processes to meet intersectorial challenges or a single sector. Likewise, we adapt the participatory methodologies to the service of the objectives of each project.