The Association for the Revitalization of Metropolitan Bilbao is a promotion and research association, with full legal and patrimonial responsibility, established on May 9, 1991, having been registered in the Basque Government’s Registry of Associations on December 18, 1991 with the number AS/B/03012/1991.

The Association obtained the recognition of “Public Utility Entity” by the Basque Government on June 9, 1992 and was qualified by the OECD in a study carried out in 2009 on Local Development Agencies, as a visionary, collaborative, ambitious, agile entity, which defines objectives, which occupies its niche in the long term in an exclusive and focused way.

According to the Statutes of the Association, there are three types of partners: founding partners, ordinary partners and collaborating partners.