The Research Group in Economic Integration INTECO was founded through a research project financed by the Department of Science and Technology of Regional Government of Valencia (GR01-167) in 2001; two years later INTECO was awarded as an Excellence Research Group of the Region of Valencia. The government’s recognition has been renewed periodically to present (PROMETEO 2014; PROMETEO 2018).
The membership of the group was originally formed by senior researchers from the University of Valencia and University Jaume I of Castellon, which eventually merged as a joint research unit. From the beginning, one of the goals of the group has been to expand the number of researchers, including post-doctoral fellows or PhD students. Among the different activities of research of INTECO, we would like to mention our Annual Research Meeting in Economic Integration (Jornadas de Integración Económica). It is running since 2003 as a place of encounter with other national and international research teams in order to discuss the results of our research.