The 12th Edition of the “Carlos V European Award”, which Acknowledges the Effort and Commitment in the Construction of Europe, Has Been Presented

The 12th Edition of the “Carlos V European Award”, which Acknowledges the Effort and Commitment in the Construction of Europe, Has Been Presented

  The Director General of External Action, Rosa Balas, presented the call for the 12th edition of the “Carlos V European Award”, a prize awarded by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation which acknowledges the work of people, institutions and initiatives that have contributed to the “general knowledge” and “enhancement” of Europe’s values, this Monday in Mérida. The head of External Action and the director of the Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno, have announced that the call for this 12th edition will shortly be published in the Official Journal of Extremadura (DOE), thus opening the period for the submission of nominations. The deadline for submission is the 15th of February. In line with tradition, the award will be delivered on Europe Day, on the 9th of May, at the Royal Monastery of Yuste. As far as the award ceremony is concerned, which usually gathers European personalities from all areas, Rosa Balas has mentioned the “unconditional support of the Royal House and King Felipe VI”, who has presided over the last editions of the ceremony “and who, we hope, will continue to do so in the future”. In her remarks, the Director General pointed out that the event of the 9th of May situates Extremadura “at the heart of Europe” as it is “the most important” of those celebrated in Spain and one of “the most relevant” events in Europe. She also recalled that the award ceremony, which always involves the participation of a prominent person from the European Union, as was the case of Martin Schultz and Antonio Tajani, in the last two editions, both as presidents of...
The Ibero-American Secretary General, Rebeca Grynspan Mayufis, Becomes a New Member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste

The Ibero-American Secretary General, Rebeca Grynspan Mayufis, Becomes a New Member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste

  The Governing Board of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation has approved the appointment of Rebeca Grynspan, the Ibero-American Secretary General, as new member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste, at a meeting held this morning in Mérida. Grynspan was appointed Under-Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) in 2010 and Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She was the UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean from 2006 to 2010 and Vice-President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. As a renowned advocate of human development, she was also a UN delegate at the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti, a group composed of officials from the Haitian government, the ex-President of the United States, Bill Clinton, and other important international partners. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Extremadura. Other members of the Academy are: the painter Antonio López; the politician Marcelino Oreja; the theologian Hans Küng; the cardiologist Valentin Fuster; the pianist Maria João Pires; the historian Maria del Carmen Iglesias, and the politicians Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra and Federico Mayor Zaragoza. The new Regulation of the Academy was also approved at the meeting. It seeks, on the one hand, to reactivate this body so that it may be more agile and make it a reference forum for the encounter and discussion among its academics, the Alumni Network of Yuste and university students who attend the international courses of Campus Yuste, where problems affecting Europe and Ibero-America may be dealt with. On the other hand, it seeks to achieve an intergenerational academy. The...
The Yuste Foundation Presents the Book El cacereño Juan Blázquez Mayoralgo. Contador y preceptista en Nueva España, by Manuel Mañas

The Yuste Foundation Presents the Book El cacereño Juan Blázquez Mayoralgo. Contador y preceptista en Nueva España, by Manuel Mañas

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation presented the book El cacereño Juan Blázquez Mayoralgo. Contador y preceptista en Nueva España, by the professor of Latin Philology at the University of Extremadura, Manuel Mañas Núñez. This book is the fifth volume of the collection “Extremeños en Iberoamérica”; a collection which the Foundation dedicates to recover and enhance key figures in the history that Extremadura shares with America. The director of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno, its academic director, César Chaparro Gómez, and the mayor of Cáceres, Elena Nevado along with the author of the book, have presented it this afternoon in Cáceres. This work is the first monograph dedicated to the life and work of Juan Blázquez Mayoralgo, a figure from Cáceres who left to New Spain as de Accountant of the Royal Estate of New Veracruz and continued in his post for more than twenty years. During that time, he was not only vigilant in meeting his bureaucratic duties, but was the most direct witness of the vicissitudes and problems that New Spain was going through, while still finding moments of leisure to satisfy his literary inquisitiveness with the processing and publication of his main work: La perfecta razón de Estado, a history and political theory book about King Ferdinand the Catholic. Throughout its almost 500 pages, Mañas writes about the life and work of Blázquez Mayoralgo as of his circle of Novohispano friends in American soil, but above all, he studies and analyses “The Perfect Reason of State”, including it in his political-literary context and analysing the historical and political...
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...