The Opening Session of the Entrepreneur Programme Focuses on the Role of Growers in Tobacco Innovation

The Opening Session of the Entrepreneur Programme Focuses on the Role of Growers in Tobacco Innovation

  The seventh edition of the Entrepreneur Programme has been inaugurated today in Cáceres. This pioneering leadership and business management training programme for the Extremadur-an tobacco community is sponsored by Philip Morris Spain in collaboration with the University of Extremadura (UEx) and the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, among other institutions. The presentation session of this INNOVA Edition, which has taken place at the Faculty of Business, Finance and Tourism in Cáceres, was attended by the Dean of the Faculty, José Luis Coca; the Director-General of Vocational Training and University of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Juan José Maldonado; Ainhoa Capdevila, the Philip Morris Spain Communication and CSR manager, and Ricardo Hernández Mogollón, the Executive Director of the Entrepreneur Programme. A group of 18 young people from the tobacco industry with concerns and desires of innovating in rural areas has been selected to participate in this new edition. According to Dionisio Serrano, a student of this new edition, “Participating in this Entrepreneur Programme is an opportunity to look towards the future of the sector. The inclusion of successful cases in this new edition will give us the momentum that any grower with the urge to innovate and grow needs.” The new students took up the torch of the students participating in the last edition, who were also present and who received an academic title certifying their participation in the Entrepreneur Programme. After six editions, Philip Morris has once again counted on the team from the University of Extremadura (UEx), led by Ricardo Mogollón and Antonio Fernández Portillo, co-directors of the INNOVA edition. They have developed a programme...
The Yuste Foundation Analyses Integration Answers to the Migration-Economic Crises

The Yuste Foundation Analyses Integration Answers to the Migration-Economic Crises

  The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID), have organised the session “Integration Answers Facing the Migratory-Economic Crises”. During the opening session, the director of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno, pointed out that the process of European integration, among its achievements, “has been able to eliminate European internal borders, but the external ones remain and it has become impossible to go beyond them”. He claimed that our southern frontier, the Mediterranean, sometimes seems to be “the Dead Sea or the Sea of the Dead, because of the many people that perish in their attempt to reach Europe”. Moreno pointed out that the European Union “makes up 7% of the world population, but its social expense is 50% of the world total and that is why many wish to come”, in spite of Europe’s shielding form their arrival. He has underlined that, “most Europeans emotionally accept to receive refugees, but politically this is not the case, because it’s a matter of national competence and we continue with the bloody-mindedness to not take in refugees nor immigrants”. The director concluded bystressing the European and Ibero-American Academyof Yuste Foundation’s commitment to be a “channel for analysis and reflection; an open forum to present views and confront ideas in order to reach solutions, where possible”. This session, in the framework of the Campus Yuste programme, offers different approaches and strategies. The speakers included Tomás Calvo Buezas, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the Complutense University of Madrid, and founder of the...
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the AEXCID Organise the Session “Integration Answers Facing the Migratory-Economic Crises”

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the AEXCID Organise the Session “Integration Answers Facing the Migratory-Economic Crises”

  The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID) have organised the session “Integration Answers Facing the Migratory-Economic Crises”, that will take place next Thursday, 30th of November, at the University Residence ‘Hernán Cortés’, in Badajoz. The activity, which is part of the Campus Yuste program, is free of charge and open to the general public. It will take place in the morning and those who attend will be given a certificate issued by the Foundation. Some of the main challenges that Europe and international cooperation development face, such as the reduction of inequalities caused by the economic and the migratory crisis, also known as the refugee crisis as a result of arm conflict and poverty, will be analysed at the session. Different integration approaches and strategies will be worked on in order to come up with practical solutions, and proposals to enable the organised, safe, and responsible migration and mobility of people through integration strategies will specifically be dealt with. The speakers are Tomás Calvo Buezas, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the Complutense University of Madrid, and founder of the Migrations and Racism Study Centre (Centro de Estudios sobre Migraciones y Racismo –CEMIRA-), and Gonzalo Fanjul Suárez, director of the Policy Analysis Department, at ISGlobal, the driving force of the porCausa Foundation (journalism and research against poverty), and co-editor of the blog El País 3.500 Millones. The table of good practices will count with the territorial coordinator of the CEPAIM Foundation in Extremadura, Mehrad Alizadeh, and the autonomous coordinator of the Spanish...
A Session Analyses the Need to Mainstream a Gender Perspective in order to Combat Violence and Discrimination Against Women

A Session Analyses the Need to Mainstream a Gender Perspective in order to Combat Violence and Discrimination Against Women

  On Thursday, the director of the Extremaduran Women’s Institute (Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura –IMEX-), Elisa Barrientos, held that gender perspective is “absolutely necessary in all public policies” in order to combat violence and discrimination against women and foster equality. Barrientos made these statements in the opening of the session “A Gender Perspective to Guarantee Equality”, an event where the need to integrate gender perspective at all levels of society in order to avoid violence and the discrimination faced by women, as well as to foster equal rights and opportunities, has been dealt with. This event has taken place at the Casa de la Mujer de Cáceres and was organised by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Extremaduran Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID) in collaboration with the Extremaduran Women’s Institute (Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura –IMEX-), where the director of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno, also participated. Barrientos pointed out that “the greatest inequality possible nowadays in a society that seeks to be called democratic, is that given between men and women simply due to gender.” In this sense, she stated that democracy cannot be understood without women, “because a developed and democratic society will clearly not make any progress if it is left without more than fifty percent of its sources and talents”. The director of the IMEX stressed that formal progress has been made, also as far as citizenship is concerned, in relation to much needed laws, but “we should take advantage of these laws in order to achieve equal and effective equality”....
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Joins the Events Regarding the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Joins the Events Regarding the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Extremaduran Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID) have organised the session “A Gender Perspective to Guarantee Equality”, that will take place in Cáceres on Thursday, 23rd of November, at 09:00 am, at the Casa de la Mujer de Cáceres, thanks to the Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura (IMEX). The activity, which is part of the Campus Yuste program, is free of charge and open to the general public. It will take place in the morning and those who attend will be given a certificate issued by the Foundation. This session will address the need to integrate the gender approach at all levels of society to combat violence and discrimination against women, as well as to foster equal rights and opportunities. Third sector organisations and public bodies of Extremadura participating in the event, will analyse examples of good practices that are carried out at a European level, as well as in the field of cooperation. The main aim is to shed light on gender inequality and to find solutions in order to raise awareness of social joint responsibility to put an end to this problem that affects all countries. The speakers will include Astrid Agenjo, professor at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville and member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences’ (CLACSO) International Task Force on Feminist Economy; Julia Espinosa, researcher at the Gender, Economy, Politics & Development Observatory (GEP&DO) and an expert on gender, the evaluation of public policies, and cooperation; Mª Ángeles Fernández, coordinator of the Píkara Magazine; Carmen Casco Casas, coordinator of...
The Philip Morris and the University of Extremadura`s Entrepreneur Program’s Most Innovative Edition Will Soon Begin

The Philip Morris and the University of Extremadura`s Entrepreneur Program’s Most Innovative Edition Will Soon Begin

  The Entrepreneur Program, promoted by Philip Morris and designed by the University of Extremadura (UEx), begins its seventh edition with the clear and firm commitment to employ an innovative approach, in a context marked by the future opportunities and challenges of a key sector for Extremadura that is progressing towards smokeless tobacco. The directors of this 7th edition, Ricardo Hernández Mogollón and Antonio Fernández Portillo, both professors at the Faculty of Business, Finance and Tourism, have developed new contents with innovative formats for this Entrepreneur Program “Innova Edition”. It isa comprehensive program of sessions that aims to inspire and cause reflection and debate, when dealing with more than 20 real current live local cases, explained by the main characters. According to the directors of the Program, “we seek to inspire the participants in this new edition, to encourage them to look beyond, and to complete the work carried out during previous editions on entrepreneurial skills with the experience of others, personal reflection, and joint debate, on the basis of real cases and new perspectives and opportunities. Hernández Mogollón considers that this “Innova Edition” approach is “a unique opportunity to deal with the transformation of the sector, improving its management capacities with innovative and digital tools, through practical and inspiring sessions that may push the sector to tackle the new domains from its individual decisions, as well as from those jointly taken, in benefit of the tobacco sector”. This edition is addressed to students who have already participated in past editions, as well as to new candidates coming from the tobacco growing industry. In order to participate in this...
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Opens a New Line of Social Commitment

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Opens a New Line of Social Commitment

  Yesterday, the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation organised a session on “Democratic Governance and the Media”, along with the Extremaduran Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID), at the Extremaduran Assembly. The Foundation´s director, Juan Carlos Moreno, took part in the opening of the event, and announced that the new Foundation´s statutes “have incorporated social commitment as one of its aims”. “We believe that the Foundation is an instrument that the people of Extremadura place in our hands in order to do good things, and this is possible when being close to the citizens’ problems and to issues that affect our daily lives, in order to analyse them, to reflect upon them, to debate and find solutions to the best of our ability”, he said. The session focused on the quality of information and the right to truthful information, and transparency; on democratic systems; on the task of investigative journalism to make “the hidden visible”; on the defense of human rights, and on the democracy that the freedom of the press entails. To this effect, the session included the participation of Elena Cabrera, the director of Journalism at the porCausa Foundation, a non-profit organization that carries out social research and journalism on migrations; Silvia Pérez, journalist and member of LA MUNDIAL, a policy-making group with long and varied experience in policy analysis, political incidence strategies and social communication, and the development of research, awareness-raising, and communication actions; Ángel Sastre, an Extremaduran reporter who works in areas of conflict, such as Syria, Colombia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Mexico, and Qatar; Olmo Calvo, a photo journalist who works independently for national...
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Develops an MBA on European Culture, Heritage & Citizenship, funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Develops an MBA on European Culture, Heritage & Citizenship, funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme

  The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation is one of eight international partners that will launch an MBA on European Culture, Heritage & Citizenship (MBA CHC), besides 19 others organisations from several European countries participating in the project, such us Belgium and Serbia. The delegate of the foundation in Brussels, Miguel Ángel Martín, will attend the project launch meeting that will take place today in Berlin. European institutions, from six different countries, in the areas of culture and higher education, including the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, have successfully applied for a grant at the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Community Action Scheme to jointly develop a European interdisciplinary curriculum on European Culture, Heritage & Citizenship. This Erasmus Plus funded project will develop a manual for a European curriculum to be presented in 2020. The project, which has a scheduled duration of three years (2017-2019), includes high level international conferences in different countries, workshops, and task forces, as well as courses, such as the ones organized within the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s Campus Yuste, throughout the years 2018 and 2019. Significant contribution to European citizenship Erasmus Plus commends this innovative and enterprising initiative, as it offers the possibility to gather and exchange knowledge at a European level with internationally recognized partners, and this should provide an important impetus in establishing an effective curriculum, which combines skills and knowledge acquired in management and economics with those of the arts, culture and heritage. The jury of Erasmus Plus expects that this project will significantly contribute to the discussion on the relationship between heritage...
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation will contribute to the promotion and consolidation of the links between Extremadura, Europe and Ibero-America

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation will contribute to the promotion and consolidation of the links between Extremadura, Europe and Ibero-America

  This morning, Rosa Balas, Director General for External Action and President of the Executive Commission of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, presented the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation in Mérida, which results from the merger of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Extremadura Centre for Studies and Cooperation with Ibero-America (CEXECI).  In this presentation, she was accompanied by Juan Carlos Moreno, Director of the new foundation, and César Chaparro, Academic Director of the foundation. Balas stated that this merger responds, on the one hand, to fulfilling the commitment to restructure foundations and public entities, and on the other, that this new foundation is the result of a vision and a new way of working on Extremadura’s external action, going from the vertical to the horizontal and the transversal. The President of the Executive Commission of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation pointed out that the foundation, having a European and Ibero-American scope, “represents a vast potential for Extremadura that we must take advantage of”. In addition, the Ibero-American sentiment “allows us to face common challenges on both sides of the Atlantic, such as migration, adaptation to the digital society, to face the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals or quality employment, always “with a very clear vision of mutual benefits, promoting actions to learn, show and share, an essential balance in the international relations of the External Action developed by the Board”. In this same line, Balas stated that the new Foundation will allow us to delve into issues such as the field of security and defence, the essential...
Cáceres is filled with magical realism as it recalls the 50th anniversary of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

Cáceres is filled with magical realism as it recalls the 50th anniversary of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

  The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation organises the “50 of One Hundred. 50 years in the company of One Hundred Years of Solitude” seminar, which aims at taking a journey through the life trajectory of Gabriel García Márquez, one of the literary exponents of Ibero-American literature, and his universal work “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, half a century after its first publication. This seminar starts on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, and in the afternoon, at 7:00 p.m. at the Modern Languages Institute. These events are intended to pay tribute to the Buendía family saga on occasion of its 50 years of existence with a series of conferences, a round table and an exhibition around this personality. During the seminar, leading specialists participate from different perspectives   to contribute their vision and analysis; including among others Francisca Noguerol, University Professor of Hispanic-American Literature at the University of Salamanca; Selena Millares, University Professor of Hispanic-American Literature at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Antonio Machado International Literature Award in 2014; Pablo Sánchez, University Professor at the University of Seville; Jordi Gracía, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Barcelona; the novelist and essayist Gonzalo Hidalgo Bayal; the journalists Juan Domingo Fernández, Deputy Director of Diario Hoy in Cáceres, and Jorge Barriuso, cultural journalist, screenwriter and translator, who has also been director of the cultural programme ‘El postre’, on Radio 3, and in this same radio station he collaborates in the programme ‘Hoy empieza todo’, in addition to directing ‘Opiniones de un payaso’ on Radio Clásica. ‘One hundred years of solitude’ was...