Economic Participation in the Age of Networking: Digital Ecosystems of Knowledge, Business and Services. Bruxelles, November 7th, 2007 | Achievements of the first 3 years and future perspectives of the Collaborative EU research and deployment of Digital Business Ecosystems.


Carolina Marco Bellver

Person is in charge of European affairs in the Directorate General for Modernization (former Regional Vice Ministry for Telecommunications and Information Society) of the Valencia regional government in Spain. Her main task is the internationalisation of the ICT related activities of the Valencia region. In this sense her main responsibilities are the elaboration, the management and the coordination of European projects in the field of ICT. Her role includes the consultancy about the European Union policy in the field of ICT and she has been appointed as regional expert in forums at European level. She is in charge as well for the international relationships.

In the past she worked in the Delegation of the Valencia region in Brussels and in the General Secretariat of the European Parliament in Luxembourg.

From the Directorate General for Modernization she is promoting the digital ecosystems by coordinating and participating in different EU projects (TIPE, PEARDROP) and through the participation of the Valencia region in the REDEN network (Regions for Digital Ecosystems Network). These activities are been developed within the AVANTIC framework (<> AVANTIC is the Valencia regional strategy for the advanced telecommunications and the knowledge and technological society for the period 2004-2010. Between the main challenges set up by AVANTIC there are the achievement of the iGovernment ('i' as interoperable, inclusive, investor, integrated, innovative, a government that makes research) and the iSMEs ('i' as intelligent or smart business, able to use ICT in a smart and tailored way in order to reach a high level of innovation and competitiveness).

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