Communication Network- Nº24 - page 20

FCC Chairman
attends meeting of the
Board of Trustees of
Fundación Carolina
Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, Chairman of
FCC, attended the 26th ordinary meeting
of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Ca-
rolina at the Zarzuela Palace, which was
presided over by H.M. the King. The mee-
ting was attended by Spain’s Prime Minister
and executive chairman of the foundation,
Mariano Rajoy Brey, the Deputy Prime Mi-
nister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, and
the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, José Ma-
nuel García-Margallo, Education, Culture
and Sport, José Ignacio Wert, and Indus-
try, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria
The trustees approved the foundation’s
2013 financial statements and the new
composition of the Advisory Board, which
issues a scientific assessment of the
Foundation’s academic activities each year.
For the coming year, the Foundation plans
to increase the range of grants and to en-
hance relations with Latin American in the
areas of culture and education, to promote
the internationalisation of Spanish research
institutions and to strengthen its leadership
and public diplomacy programmes with La-
tin American, the Hispanic communities in
the United States and—in coordination with
Brand Spain—with priority nations in the
Asia-Pacific region. To this end, the Foun-
dation plans to continue to offer the Gover-
nment, Spanish universities and its member
companies outstanding results that yield
high social returns in terms of human capi-
tal and an enhanced external image.
Fundación Carolina was established in Oc-
tober 2000 with the mission of promoting
cultural relations and cooperation in the
fields of education and science between
Spain and the Latin American Community
of Nations, and with other countries with
which Spain has close cultural, historical or
geographical ties.
Through its programmes, Fundación Caroli-
na promotes internationalisation of Spanish
universities and research institutions while
also contributing to the construction of a
Latin American space for knowledge and to
institutional strengthening in the Americas.
It also engages in public diplomacy by pro-
jecting our cultural, scientific and economic
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