The IES Fuente de Roniel Secondary Education School of Fuente del Maestre wins the Seventh secondary school contest final on prevention of drug use in leisure and free time of teenagers in Extremadura

The IES Fuente de Roniel Secondary Education School of Fuente del Maestre wins the Seventh secondary school contest final on prevention of drug use in leisure and free time of teenagers in Extremadura

  The contest is organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Department of Social Affairs of the Town Hall of Navalmoral de la Mata. Students in their fourth year of ESO at the Fuente de Roniel Secondary Education School, semifinal winners of the province of Badajoz, have been proclaimed winners of the Seventh regional conference on prevention of drug use among Extremadura teenagers “It is the youngsters’ turn to speak: from the regional to the European strategy”, held at the Navalmoral de la Mata Cultural Centre. The contest jury highlighted “the clear display, the fieldwork conducted, the staging and the proposed alternatives in leisure time and the clear and realistic examples of what can happen in the event of drug use”. The students of the Albalat Secondary Education School of Navalmoral de la Mata, semifinal winners of the province of Cáceres, were second. The jury highlighted “the introduction of bilingualism in the concepts, the data collected and improvements in the presentation” with respect to the semifinals of the province of Cáceres, among other aspects. The Director General of Social, Children and Family Policy of the Extremadura Regional Government, Carmen Núñez, thanked educators and tutors for “their involvement in this project”, that “not only teaches students, but also society in general” because it is a problem that “affects everyone”. The Mayoress of Navalmoral de la Mata, Raquel Medina, stressed the “involvement and commitment” of schools that year after year participate in the contest, and highlighted the “good work” of students and teachers who worked hard during the whole year in preparing the work. The members of the...
Sofia Corradi participates in a meeting with University of Extremadura professors and students

Sofia Corradi participates in a meeting with University of Extremadura professors and students

  Sofia Corradi, who was awarded the Carlos V European Award, participated in the meeting ‘Education, Culture and Dialogue for European Integration, organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation together with the University of Extremadura at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of the Cáceres university campus. Professor Corradi encouraged students to “live the Erasmus experience” because “they will become better people” and she added that it is “a lifetime experience and not just in regard to study”. Corradi has insisted that the programme was not created to learn languages. The goal is “to become fully immersed in a different culture”, so that students live everyday situations surrounded by people their own age. Esther Gutiérrez, Minister of Education and Employment of the Extremadura Regional Government, participated in the event and stressed the importance of the Erasmus programme, of which she said that in its nearly 30 years of existence, “it has revolutionised teaching throughout Europe, and it has been the embryo of change in higher education, which was born in the Bologna Declaration”. In her speech, Esther Gutierrez affirmed that, thanks to the Erasmus programme “we are seeing the first generation of Europeans who travel the continent with books in hand, instead of a gun, or an empty suitcase”. In this regard, she stressed that during this time, the University of Extremadura has sent nearly 9,000 students to the rest of Europe and has received 5,500 youngsters. People who “in addition to working on different pedagogical approaches, have enriched their curriculum with this experience to increase their chances of success in the development of their professional activity”. Rosa...
Yuste claims a united and inclusive Europe

Yuste claims a united and inclusive Europe

  The Italian professor Sofia Corradi has been awarded today the Carlos V European Award by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation. This took place in a solemn ceremony presided by Felipe VI, attending for the first time as King of Spain, before various national and European authorities who wished to endorse their support and recognition to Sofia Corradi, driver of the Erasmus programme. The award coincides with the celebration of Europe Day. In his speech, Felipe VI had an emotional thought for the families of the thirteen young Erasmus students who recently died in a traffic accident in Tarragona. The King recognized the Erasmus programme as “a social and emotional network, twinning supranational affections, which builds Europe from the base, from its most genuine values”. Moreover, he urged unity of European citizens and the values we share in the current situation of the European Union, because now more than ever, “commitment, determination and responsibility are needed, all values on which the Union is founded and that inspire our coexistence in democracy: freedom, human rights and solidarity”. The King appealed to the contribution of new generations for the “Union to always maintain and affirm those values”, because “Europe is stronger than all the uncertainties stalking the world today”. The ceremony was attended by an Erasmus delegation of the countries of the European Union, with a majority representation of Erasmus student from the University of Barcelona, as a tribute to the deceased Erasmus girls. During the ceremony, the President of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, spoke. He stressed that the Foundation was created to be “a symbol of unity and projection...
European authorities show their support to Sofia Corradi with the awarding of the Carlos V European Award

European authorities show their support to Sofia Corradi with the awarding of the Carlos V European Award

  The European Academy of Yuste Foundation will present the Carlos V European Award to Italian teacher Sofia Corradi next Monday in a ceremony presided over by the King at the Royal Monastery of Yuste. This award coincides with the commemoration of Europe Day, an opportunity to reclaim the values of a united, solidary and committed Europe from Extremadura. Many dignitaries like the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz; the Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo and Montojo; the Minister for Education, University and Research of the Government of Italy, Stefania Gianni and the Deputy Prime Minister for Portugal, Eduardo Cabrita, will attend this ceremony, together with an Erasmus representative for each European country and members of the European Academy of Yuste, like Marcelino Oreja, Abram de Swaan, Gustaaf Janssens and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra. With this award, the jury has wanted to recognise Sofia Corradi, better known as “Mamma Erasmus”, as the patron of the Erasmus programme. “Her career and, above all, her great contribution and efforts to the European integration process through the conception and implementation of the ERASMUS initiative of the European Union, as well as for her work and achievements in favour of academic mobility with a clear commitment to young European students as a guarantee of tomorrow and the future of Europe”. Corradi has become the tenth person and the second female, to be presented with the Carlos V European Award. The Erasmus programme has enabled a direct change in the life of some 3.5 million European students and about 4,000 universities, since its creation in 1987. It has...
The Regional Government of Extremadura advocates to disseminate and capitalize on historical facts as the passing of Ferdinand the Catholic through Extremadura

The Regional Government of Extremadura advocates to disseminate and capitalize on historical facts as the passing of Ferdinand the Catholic through Extremadura

The President of the Regional Government of Extremadura advocates to capitalise on the fact that the region has been the place chosen by kings and emperors throughout history to spend their last days. Fernández Vara has made these statements in Madrigalejo (Cáceres) at the presentation of the facsimile of the will of Ferdinand II (the Catholic), an act that was also attended by the Duke of Alba, Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, among other authorities. This fax has been published by the Foundation together with the City Hall of Madrigalejo and the Casa de Alba Foundation, the original of which is deposited in the Library of the Casa de Alba Foundation. This is a limited edition of the document signed by King Ferdinand on 22 January 1516 which includes the full transcript of the will. “We are celebrating an event that is part of something much greater and we should be able to capitalise more on the fact that this land was where both King Ferdinand and Emperor Charles V came to spend the last days of their lives”, stressed Fernández Vara. In this regard, he announced that the regional administration shall disseminate through the European Academy of Yuste Foundation the facsimile of the will of Ferdinand the Catholic to make it reach all public libraries and archives because it is a document which must be known. The Head of the Regional Government said that citizens from Extremadura must feel very proud to have been part of an important part of the history of the country because Extremadura has been the scene of very important historical events....
The European Academy of Yuste Foundation initiates the “Emperor’s Concerts” commemorating the figure of Miguel de Cervantes

The European Academy of Yuste Foundation initiates the “Emperor’s Concerts” commemorating the figure of Miguel de Cervantes

  The European Academy of Yuste Foundation, in partnership with National Heritage, has organized a concert for next Friday 22 April, at 7.30 pm, at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, exactly four hundred years after the death of Miguel de Cervantes. The concert, which forms part of the “Emperor’s Concerts” cycle, will include a performance by the Amadeus choir from Puebla de la Calzada (Badajoz), conducted by Alonso Gómez Gallego. It forms part of the program of activities to mark the fourth centenary of the death of Cervantes organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Remembering Miguel. The story of Cervantes according to Gutierre de Cetina is the title chosen for a program which will contain texts and music from the 16th and 17th centuries, a period regarded as a golden age for our arts. With this in mind, the aim is to establish a parallel and also remember the polyphony and letters of Juan Vázquez, another great figure of the Spanish musical renaissance, a musician from the city of Badajoz and the choirmaster of the city. With the organization of this concert, the Foundation aims to give prominence to the best known and most read Spanish writer of all time and the concert will therefore be open to the general public with a program which will include text and music providing a biographical review of the life of Miguel de Cervantes. The unique nature of this concert is indisputable. It will be held in the church of the Royal Monastery of Yuste, the last residence of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, a contemporary of the writer...
The town council of Madrigalejo, the Government of Extremadura and the Casa de Alba Foundation present the new facsimile of the will of Ferdinand the Catholic

The town council of Madrigalejo, the Government of Extremadura and the Casa de Alba Foundation present the new facsimile of the will of Ferdinand the Catholic

  Madrigalejo, 14 April. On Saturday, the Town Council of Madrigalejo, the Government of Extremadura and the House of Alba Foundation will present the new facsimile of the final will of Ferdinand the Catholic, a document whose original was signed by the monarch on 22 January 1516 in Casa de Santa Maria in Madrigalejo, in other words, just one day before his death in this town in Cáceres. The ceremony, which will be held in the Church of San Juan Bautista in Madrigalejo, will be attended by Guillermo Fernández Vara, President of the Government of Extremadura, Sergio Rey, Mayor of Madrigalejo, Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, Duke of Alba. José Manuel Calderón, archivist and librarian of the Casa de Alba Foundation, will perform the presentation and provide a historical review of the will. This second facsimile of the will has been completed by the Town Council of Madrigalejo and the European Academy of Yuste Foundation. This limited edition is accompanied by a historical introduction and also includes a full transcript of the will written on parchment, the original of which is housed in the Library of the Casa de Alba Foundation. After the presentation of the will the Orchestra of Extremadura will offer a concert commemorating the 5th Centenary of the Death of Ferdinand the Catholic, presented by Emilio González Barroso. The great importance of this final will of Ferdinand the Catholic lies in the fact that in it he named Queen Joanna of Castile as his universal heir and, in view of the latter’s supposed inability to rule, his grandson Charles. Thus, all the territories we...
The Foundation opens Campus Yuste with an encounter on culture and the media during Spain’s Transition to democracy and their projection towards Europe

The Foundation opens Campus Yuste with an encounter on culture and the media during Spain’s Transition to democracy and their projection towards Europe

  Yuste, 7 April 2016.- The European Academy of Yuste Foundation has opened its Campus Yuste training program with the organization of the 7th Yuste Encounters on the Spanish transition to democracy, this year titled “Culture and the media in democratic Spain and their projection towards Europe”, to be held on 7 and 8 April at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, the headquarters of the Foundation. During the opening ceremony, Juan José Maldonado, General Director of Vocational and University Training of the Government of Extremadura, declared that “the Transition was a successful and exemplary process in the eyes of Europe and the world, leading us to a strong democracy and, within a few years, membership of the largest project for progress in human history, the European Union”. Maldonado explained that the encounter will address the revolution in the media, culminating in “freedom of expression, which is one of the basic pillars of any democratic process”. In this regard, he added that communication is currently “massive and interpreted from different points of view”. He added that “during the transition, everyone did their bit to take the negotiations forward and we are now at a stage where we have to take those agreements as reference points and the media and culture must play an important role”. The opening lecture was given by Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia, the former MEP and President of the Spanish Romani Union, who talked about the fear he felt on the day Tejero entered Parliament “as I was a socialist and a gypsy”. In his opinion, one of the decisive moments in the Transition and one...
The Foundation hosts a literary seminar to commemorate the 4th centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes

The Foundation hosts a literary seminar to commemorate the 4th centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes

  To mark the 4th centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the European Academy of Yuste Foundation is partnering the University of Extremadura in the organization of a conference titled “Another literary perspective. Extremadura and America in the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra”, directed by Professor Miguel Ángel Teijeiro from the area of Spanish Literature of the Department of Hispanic Philology and General Linguistics. The conference began at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, the final resting place of Emperor Charles V and an emblematic site in the history of Spain, Europe and America, a symbol of the era in which Cervantes was born. “We are in Yuste because this conference focuses on the relationship between Cervantes, Extremadura and America”, declared Teijeiro. “Cervantes knew both the military empire of Charles V and Lepanto and the more bureaucratic reign of Philip II”, he added. At the opening ceremony, Francisco Pérez Urbán, General Director of Cultural Heritage of the Government of Extremadura and a trustee of the Foundation, stressed that Cervantes’ work, especially Don Quijote de la Mancha, connects Europe through humanism”, adding that “one of the author’s secrets was to represent the thought and humanity of an entire era in words”, allowing the book to “go beyond the boundaries of geography and time and reach us as a modern-day text”. The main aim of the conference is to perform an analysis of the relationship between Cervantes and his work and Extremadura and to study the connection with America within the historical context of the 16th and 17th centuries. According to Teijeiro, “there is no proof...
The UEx and Philip Morris reward the entrepreneurial spirit of the tobacco  growers of Extremadura

The UEx and Philip Morris reward the entrepreneurial spirit of the tobacco growers of Extremadura

  The sixth Entrepreneur Program for Tobacco Growers awards 10,000 euros to the two best business plans Justo Urbano Antón, José Ramón Luengo and José Ángel Cisneros, on behalf of the Vegacreme project, and Javier Paniagua, Juan Pablo Miguel Villanueva and Segundo Rodríguez, on behalf of the Secadoex project, are the winners of the two Entrepreneur Program awards worth €10,000, together with six months’ expert advice for the implementation of their business projects, linked to rural Extremadura. The sixth Entrepreneur Program for Tobacco Growers, organized by the University of Extremadura in partnership with Philip Morris and the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, has held the Entrepreneur Program Awards for the second consecutive year. The presentation of the business plans took place in Cáceres before a jury made up of prominent figures from the business and institutional worlds of Extremadura, with the broad participation of students, former students, professors and mentors. The projects submitted were complementary to their tobacco growing activity and focussed on different subjects, ranging from the production of biomass and paprika to the export and breeding of Araucanian hens, as well as the creation of a product certifier and the manufacture of vegetable pâtés and natural products. “Vegacreme produces 100% vegetable pâtés based on traditional flavours like typical Extremadura black pudding and made with olive oil”, explained Justo Urbano, a member of the group, who added that the Entrepreneur Program has given them the opportunity “to learn economics, finance and logo design and to implement our own initiatives to create a company in our area”. Pablo Villanueva, from the Secadoex company, explained that this project will launch...