We work to gain in-depth knowledge of the region and its problems

What is INDIKA?

The Fundació Salut Empordà (Empordà Health Foundation, FSE) acts, in accordance with its mission, as a health and welfare agent of the territory. It is this mission that drove it to lead, four years ago, the creation of the Health and Social Pole of the Alt Empordà, which has its central office in the FSE.

The aim is to configure this Pole, firstly, as a changeover point of the paradigms of the current services for others which are integrated and centred on the person, and secondly, as a space of participation and meeting point on business, social, educational and institutional activities.

The work carried out to date has created INDIKA with the vocation to act as an observatory and with the mission of favouring the production of knowledge on the impact of the social determining factors on health. It seeks to provide quality statistical information to the various agents of the territory (private individuals, entities, institutions or political figures) as a useful source of information to enable them to take strategic decisions based on objective data.

This information should allow directing cross-sector strategies and aligning the health and social agents in order to work in coordination and provide a better response to the health needs of the population.

The project enjoys the collaboration of the University of Girona through its Research Group in Econometrics and Health (GRECS), the Figueres City Council and the Alt Empordà District Council. It has been created with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) within the framework of the project “Girona, Healthy Region” (European Territorial Collaboration Project, PECT), which also has the participation of the Girona Provincial Council, Dipsalut and the IdibGi.



The Empordà Health Foundation wants to assume joint responsibility for the improvement of the health of its population along with the other agents of the territory. In this respect, and in order to generate knowledge in the evolution of the social determining factors and their impact on health, it is promoting a new initiative. This initiative will be focussed on going into greater depth in the knowledge acquired and in the formulation/precision/implementation of these actions, both intersectorial and for articulating healthcare and social strategies.

These strategies will be developed and focussed on people, in order for all their needs to be taken into account, and on the basis of the following various dimensions: bio-psycho-social, physical, psychological and setting-related. For this reason, since there is progressively greater availability of more structured information which is reviewed and updated on a more frequent basis, it is proposed to have tools which would allow continuing to monitor and evaluate the situation of the territory of Alt Empordà district and the municipality of Figueres.

INDIKA will also coordinate with other initiatives which will be promoted at the Girona level with the Healthy Region Project.

INDIKA collection

The purpose of INDIKA and its collection of reports is to analyse various parameters of the territory in the form of an observatory to place in context later and more specific documents on health and social setting and their conditioning factors, all in line with the rest of the information generated by the Observatory of the Girona demarcation.

The first publication of this collection is Key Indicators of the Alt Empordà 2020, which presents a selection of statistical data on the Alt Empordà and the Girona regions. This is the first number of the series which will have the same name, and the objective of the document is to provide a set of representations of intuitive, clear and concise data on some of the available indicators of the Alt Empordà, with the intention of contributing a strategic overview of the current state of the district.  This publication follows the line of the EUROSTAT document Key Figures on Europe.

The publication is divided into three chapters:

  • The first, entitled “People and population”, presents information related to demography, population health and workforce structure.
  • The second, named “Economy and Business,” focuses on the economic structure, the changes in the added value structure, the GDP and the variation rate, among others.
  • And finally, the third chapter, “Environment and natural resources,” groups together a series of indicators related with this field, such as energy consumption or generation of municipal waste.

You can consult the three versions of the document in PDF format: CATALAN / SPANISH ENGLISH. DOI 10.48334/l9109-5826-6199-l

Studies and reports

Related with the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Infectious outbreak in a rural school of Catalonia at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-specificity and confusion of symptoms. Authors: Núria Roig Fort, Pilar Villalobos Arévalo, Pere Plaja Roman, Alicia Cabacas García, Daniel Costa Coto and Paula Gassiot Cordomí. Consult the study. DOI: 10.48334/q2940-0230-2283-v



Year 2021

A year of COVID-19 in Alt Empordà from 9 March 2020 to 9 March 2021


The birth rate in Alt Empordà – March 2021


Coronavirus infection data in Alt Empordà, June 2021. Comparison with Girona and Catalonia

Year 2020

Births in the Alt Empordà by nationality 2015-2019

More information:  Table of births_2015-2019

Impact of COVID-19 in the Alt Empordà – June 2020

Year 2019


Complex chronic patients by municipalities


Complex chronic patients by ABS (Basic Health Area)


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