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...
Conferences on mass media, mainstreaming gender equality, and integration in the face of migration and economic crisis

Conferences on mass media, mainstreaming gender equality, and integration in the face of migration and economic crisis

  The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Extremadura Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID) have organised three conferences during the month of November: ‘Democratic governance and mass media’, ‘The gender equality approach’ and ‘Responses of integration in the face of migration and economic crisis’ that will take place on the 14th at the Assembly of Extremadura, on the 23rd at the Casa de la Mujer in Cáceres and on the 30th at the Hernán Cortés Residence Hall in Badajoz, respectively. All the conferences, formulated in the Yuste Campus programme, are free of charge and are open to the society at large, taking place in the morning hours where the attendees will receive a certificate issued by the Foundation. The first conference, ‘Democratic governance and mass media’, which will be held on November 14 at the Autonomía hall of the Assembly of Extremadura, will bring together experts and journalists to analyse the role of the mass media as a tool for visibilising the inequalities, and publicising the challenges to be faced in order to strengthen the institutions and promote democratic governance in all countries. During the conference, there will be an in depth analysis of the situation of vulnerability of journalists in terms of exercising their work freely in the areas of conflict, as well as of the role they have in the fight against corruption and in improving the transparency of the democratic governments. The speakers are Juan Luis Manfredi Sánchez, Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Castilla-La Mancha; Elena Cabrera, Director of the Department of Journalism from the PorCausa Foundation; Silvia M. Pérez,...
Mural exhibition concludes ‘European Union: a story of human values and rights’ project, which reached nearly 400 pupils in Navalmoral

Mural exhibition concludes ‘European Union: a story of human values and rights’ project, which reached nearly 400 pupils in Navalmoral

  The Concha Foundation in Navalmoral de la Mata will host an exhibition of work by 5th and 6th year primary schoolchildren from all the schools in Navalmoral de la Mata on 8 November. The exhibition will include information on the European construction and integration process, European values and key information on the 28 countries that make up the EU. At a press briefing, the Director of the Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno, the Mayor of Navalmoral de la Mata, Raquel Medina, the Coordinator of CEPAIM-Navalmoral, Mehrad Alizadeh, and representatives from the five schools in Navalmoral presented the results from the project carried out between March 2017 and the end of May. This work has been on display at the Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation over the summer and is now being shown in Navalmoral so that anyone wishing to enjoy and learn from the content of these murals can do so freely. In his speech, the foundation director explained that a decision was reached to embark on this project so that pupils at all the schools in Navalmoral could visit the Royal Monastery of Yuste and discover more “about the European construction and integration project, as well as such European values as peace, liberty, equality, democracy and respect; principles from which the European Union has been forged over the last 60 years”. Juan Carlos Moreno Piñero believes that these principles are not acquired naturally but must rather “be instilled and spoken about”, and there is no better way to do so than to raise awareness among young people because their minds...
Representatives from over 10 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe attended the ‘4th Conference of University Radios on the move: towards building a media counter-agenda’

Representatives from over 10 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe attended the ‘4th Conference of University Radios on the move: towards building a media counter-agenda’

  The Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation hosted the 4th RRULAC Conference entitled ‘University Radios on the move: towards building a media counter-agenda’, which was held from 24-27 October 2017 in Madrid at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, headquarters of the Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation. The event helped raise the international profile of this Ibero-American network, of which the Spanish Association of University Radios (ARU) is a member. The RRULAC articles of association were renewed to allow for the creation of ‘University International Radio (RIU), network of networks’, a body that seeks to become a global group engaged in improving the position of broadcasters of this nature in international decision-making forums. The new articles of association were signed by representatives from the university radio networks in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Spain and Mexico. At the meeting of the network’s General Council, the President of ARU, Daniel Martín, was elected as president for the next two years. “One of the main purposes of RIU, network of networks, is to grow and incorporate new broadcasters, especially those that took part in this conference, such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy and Portugal”, said Daniel Martín. During the course of the event, debates were held on the role to be played and challenges faced by broadcasters in society and best practice cases were presented in this field, such as the European collaboration between various countries on the Europhonica Project (a programme promoted by the European Parliament). Finally, four publications on radio media were presented: Lo dijo la radio… entonces habrá que investigar; Encrucijadas del nuevo milenio; Un canto a...
The Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation closures the music concerts cycle commemorating the V centenary of the death of Cardinal Cisneros

The Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation closures the music concerts cycle commemorating the V centenary of the death of Cardinal Cisneros

  The Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation, in collaboration with National Heritage, has organised a concert of liturgical music from the time of Cardinal Cisneros, under the group Schola Antiqua, directed by Juan Carlos Asensio, to be held on Saturday 28th October at 1:00 p.m. in the church of the Royal Monastery of Yuste. Entrance to the concert is free of charge. This concert, which closures the annual cycle of concerts of the Emperor, intends to evoke musically the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, also highlighting the cultural side of the time of Cisneros: the liturgical-publishing projects, since from the late fifteenth century to his death, Cardinal Cisneros published several books that have gone down in the history of music and liturgy for their quality and for being the first Spanish books that codified much of the melodies for their liturgical use in the cathedral of Toledo, and because they served as inspiration for the composers of vocal and instrumental music. In the musical practice of the time, the combination of plain singing with the organ happened to be of the most common, and many of these religious works surpassed the religious atmosphere to become examples for amateurs. The programme includes sequences in Gregorian chant and liturgical polyphony of composers of the time like Antonio de Cabezón and Francisco de Peñalosa. Since its founding in 1984, Schola Antiqua has been dedicated to the study, research and interpretation of ancient music, especially Gregorian chant. All its members were trained as choir children in the Choir of the Abbey of Santa Cruz del Valley de los Caídos. It has performed...
Young Americanist researchers gather in Cáceres to present their new lines of research

Young Americanist researchers gather in Cáceres to present their new lines of research

  The Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation together with the University of Extremadura (UEx) have organised the ‘First International Symposium for Young Researchers Extremadura and America. Tribute to Fernando Serrano Mangas. This academic conference, which is held on 24 and 25 October, brings together young doctoral candidates and Americanist doctors to present and analyse new lines of historical research. In addition, this conference pays tribute to the memory of Fernando Serrano Mangas, professor of History of America at the University of Extremadura and cultural adviser of the extinct Extremadura Centre for Studies and Cooperation with Ibero-America (CEXECI), who died prematurely in 2015 in full maturity as researcher. This tribute also materialises with the presentation of the monographic volume of the  Norba magazine: Tribute to Fernando Serrano Mangas. Among the objectives pursued by the symposium is to deepen the interaction that has been taking place over five centuries between Extremadura and America, which has been shaping a historical reality in both spaces, as evidenced in a cultural and material heritage which is common in many cases. Throughout the various presentations, we want to continue to progress in studies on migration flows between Extremadura and America. This symposium is articulated around lectures and conferences by young researchers from different university centres in Spain and Ibero-America: University of Cadiz, University of the Basque Country, University of Lisbon, Autonomous University of Madrid, Tarapacá University of Chile, University of Seville, Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Francisco of Vitoria, UNED and University of Extremadura. The symposium is complemented by an exhibition of explanatory panels on...
International experts analyse in Cáceres public health models of Ibero-America and Extremadura

International experts analyse in Cáceres public health models of Ibero-America and Extremadura

  The Ibero-American and European Academy of Yuste Foundation has organised the seminar ‘Public Health Models in Ibero-America and Extremadura’, to be held on 17 and 18 October in Cáceres intended to analyse the different health models in Cuba, Costa Rica and Colombia, also showing the public health model in Extremadura. This seminar is included as part of the foundation’s objective, as a result of the merger of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Centre for Studies and Cooperation with Ibero-America (CEXECI), to work horizontally and in an integrated fashion to address the knowledge of the realities on both sides of the Atlantic. “We want this new foundation to reduplicate the goals and hopes that were placed in this community 25 years ago with the creation of these two institutions”, explained César Chaparro, academic director of the Foundation. Pilar Guijarro, Director General of Public Health of the Regional Government of Extremadura (Junta de Extremadura), said that the public health system of Extremadura is “in good health” because it works on the promotion, prevention, health information and participation of patients, “Extending these objectives to cover the whole society”. For Guijarro, public health is “like breathing, because you cannot see or hear it, but you need it and it must have the basic services to keep us all healthy and healthful”. The seminar was sponsored by the Regional Ministry of Health and Social Policies and the Jesús Usón Centre for Minimal Invasion Surgery, and it has also had the collaboration of the Illustrious Professional Association of Physicians of Cáceres and Badajoz and of the University of Extremadura. The seminar...
Extremadura introduces the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation in Brussels

Extremadura introduces the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation in Brussels

  The President of Extremadura Regional Government, Guillermo Fernández Vara, today introduced the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation (FAEIY) in Brussels, at the residence of Cecilia Yuste, Spanish Ambassador in Belgium, who hosted the ceremony. Fernando Vara said that the main aim of the new Foundation is to contribute to the promotion and consolidation of existing links between Extremadura, Europe, and Ibero-America, following principles of loyalty, respect for each one’s identity, mutual benefit, and solidarity. He also reiterated that the Carlos V European Award would continue to be one of the distinguishing features of the foundation, giving recognition to the work of individuals, organisations, projects, and initiatives promoting the process of European construction and integration, to be presented each year on 9 May, Europe Day, at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, presided over by His Majesty the King of Spain. It should be noted that the Extremaduran Statute of Autonomy refers to its link with Ibero-America as one of the region’s distinguishing features, and also dedicates particular attention to it belonging in the European Union. With that in mind, its American and European roots and traditions puts Extremadura in a privileged position to deepen links and integration between Europe and Extremadura. In this context, FAEIY, set up through the merger between the European Academy of Yuste Foundation (FAEY) and the Extremaduran Centre for Study and Cooperation with Ibero-America (CEXECI), has been conceived with the aim of using its background and experience accumulated over 25 years to become the main tool for the region in terms of building a relationship between both geographical regions from a perspective of...