“A new era begins in Arantzazu”


The Arantzazu Social Innovation Laboratory is a vision made real, offering innovative responses to the needs of Basque society


Arantzazulab was born out of the humanist tradition and values of Arantzazu, and we are committed to our responsibility of continuing to make a valuable contribution to Basque society. We aim to transform Arantzazu into the reference node in social innovation and a hub for people in pursuit of a fairer, more cohesive, competitive and humane society.

What sets us apart? We are a laboratory of social innovation, grounded in the tradition of Arantzazu, but growing with our own unique identity.

This is a laboratory that is dedicated to community development. It serves as a hub for research, exploration and experimentation of instruments of social empowerment. Together we will listen and learn, and together we will strengthen our public-private-social alliances, all from the perspective of collaborative governance.


About us


Governance model


With our focus on social action and the environment, the Arantzazulab social innovation laboratory explores innovative solutions for the four major challenges of our society: coexistence, well-being, ecological transition and work.

In these times of great upheaval and change, we rise to these challenges by placing social, cultural and economic perspectives at the heart of our agenda.

Because our society is looking for new answers and values. When we understand the needs of Basque society, we tackle the challenges from the point of view of the involvement of its people. Arantzazulab's answers for the future, will be determined in collaboration with you.

Complex challenges require complex answers. We believe the only way forward is collective collaboration.






Ecological transition



Collaborative Network

The greatest transformations arise from collaboration, and Arantzazulab promotes spaces and networks of collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including people, companies, entities and community groups.

The next critical step in social innovation can only be achieved through active listening, reflection, collaboration, mutual learning, creativity, knowledge and shared education. Collectively we will respond to the challenges of the future and the needs of our society.

Now, as always, global challenges will have collective answers.


Public bodies


Social agents and companies


International network







Conference Center

The Social Innovation Laboratory has its foundations in the natural, spiritual, cultural and social heritage fostered by the Gandiaga Centre in Arantzazu. What better place than Arantzazu to build a fairer, more cohesive and humane future?

Since its establishment the Gandiaga conference centre has represented a hub; a collaborative space for reflection, debate, research and learning. Arantzazu has always been a point of reference and a haven for experimentation. Arantzazu has always been at the very forefront of innovation.

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