Garapen is a professional association that intends to bring together development agencies constituted by local institutions in the Basque Country, with the following aims:
-To conceptualise about local development; work on its strategic development and operational application.
-To promote the exchange of information and knowledge developing collaborative projects.
-To offer services to agencies on issues of common interest.
-To build common criteria and positioning regarding issues within their spheres of action, before other public or private entities.
Garapen was created as an organisation-network based on reciprocal confidence and cooperation between partner agencies, with a minimised flexible structure that will remain in financial balance.