Campus Yuste programme launches with a course on the Treaties of Rome and Maastricht and ongoing advances in the process of European integration

Campus Yuste programme launches with a course on the Treaties of Rome and Maastricht and ongoing advances in the process of European integration

  The European Academy of Yuste Foundation launched its Campus Yuste training programme today with the opening event on ‘From the Treaty of Rome to the Maastricht Treaty. Ongoing advances in the process of European integration’ which is on until Friday at the Royal Monastery of Yuste. The opening speech was given by Ramón Jáuregui, President of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Eurolat) who said that anti-European sentiment is due to “anti-grass roots measures being put into action” and this, in turn, is linked to what is possibly one of the most prevalent ideas in European culture, that “the paradigm of progress has fallen down”, adding that many of Europe’s citizens look to the future with uncertainty. In Jáuregui’s opinion, there is potential for Europe, a Europe which will stride ahead with urgent necessities such as “energy, digital, banking, monetary, and social union, among other things”. José Ángel Camisón Yagüe, professor of public law at the University of Extremadura and course director, looked back from the start of European construction in 1992. He concluded, “Europe is not a perfect model to follow: it needs to keep improving in the future”. The course will examine the legacy of the Maastricht agreement; the ongoing challenges Europe faces; cooperation on criminal justice; the role of citizens in the process of European integration; the role of Europe in the world 60 years later; perspectives on the future of Europe in the global context, and other themes. Speakers on the course include Teresa Freixes Sanjuán, Jean Monnet “ad personam” lecturer and lecturer in Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona; Araceli Mangas, ‘Jean...
The European Academy of Yuste Foundation is offering 120 grants for international summer courses included in the Campus Yuste programme

The European Academy of Yuste Foundation is offering 120 grants for international summer courses included in the Campus Yuste programme

  The European Academy of Yuste Foundation is offering 120 grants to fund enrolment fees, accommodation, and subsistence for candidates attending various international summer courses organised by the Foundation in collaboration with the University of Extremadura. Candidates will be selected through a public grants call which will look at applicants’ academic transcripts. Current university students, or those who have finished their degrees in the two years preceding the call (an official degree from an EU university) are eligible to receive the grants. The deadline for applications is Thursday 29 June, with registrations open for non-grant enrolments until the day before the course starts (or until places are filled). The courses are also open to the general public with free registration at the following web page: http://www.fundacionyuste.org/campus-yuste/inscripcion/ Courses offered this summer are: 28-30 June, Royal Monastery of Yuste CAMPUS YUSTE OPENING SEMINARS 2017. FROM THE TREATY OF ROME TO THE MAASTRICHT TREATY, AND ONGOING ADVANCES IN THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION Students will be selected for these seminars on a strictly first-come first-served basis. Includes enrolment, accommodation, and subsistence. 5-7 July, Royal Monastery of Yuste EUROPE FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES, FROM COOPERATION TO DEVELOPMENT. ERADICATING AND PREVENTING ENDEMIC DISEASES: MALARIA Under the framework of the ‘Europe facing global challenges, from cooperation to development’ project funded by AEXCID. 10-12 July, Palacio de la Generala (Generala Palace), Cáceres SPAIN AND PORTUGAL IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: A SUMMARY OF 30 YEARS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 12-14 July, Royal Monastery of Yuste THE WORLD OF CARLOS V: 500 YEARS OF PROTESTANTISM. THE IMPACT OF THE REFORMATION ON IMPERIAL EUROPE AND EUROPE TODAY 17-18 July, Royal Monastery...
European Academy of Yuste Foundation mourns the passing of Helmut Kohl,  Carlos V European Award holder

European Academy of Yuste Foundation mourns the passing of Helmut Kohl, Carlos V European Award holder

  The former German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, awarded the Carlos V European Award in 2006, has died at the age of 87 at his house in Ludwigshafen. Kohl received the award at a formal ceremony presided over by the King and Queen of Spain at the Royal Monastery of Yuste.  Also attending the ceremony were other Carlos V Award recipients: former president Felipe González who gave a tribute to Chancellor Kohl, the former Belgian prime minister and president of the European Popular Party Wilfried Martens, and former president of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, among other personalities. The award jury panel, lead by former president of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, highlighted the former German chancellor’s commitment “to the union of European countries as a guarantee of peace and stability on the Old Continent” and his “contribution to the enlargement of Europe”. Helmut Kohl received the Carlos V European Award the year that Spain commemorated its twentieth anniversary of joining the European Union, “a great country which continues to lead the future of our continent” he said, adding that Spain’s membership is a “unique success story: one of great economic growth, political stability, and of the modernisation of the country – all signs of fantastic development” which continues to reap rewards today. During his speech, the award winner defended European unity, saying it had successfully reached its first objective “no more war in Europe”, and this has brought about an increase in the average life expectancy in Europe. He went on to allude to Spain’s contribution to Germany, “acting as a loyal friend” after the fall of...
European Academy of Yuste Foundation judges Sofia Corradi, Mamma Erasmus grants

European Academy of Yuste Foundation judges Sofia Corradi, Mamma Erasmus grants

  Ten young researchers of six different nationalities have been selected by the jury for the European research and mobility grants in European studies linked to the European Carlos V Award to Sofía Corradi-Mamma Erasmus, aimed at students preparing their doctoral theses in various fields of study. http://www.fundacionyuste.org/premio-europeo-carlos-v/becas-premio-europeo-carlos-v/ 109 research projects were submitted in response to the call, from different countries in the European Union, Latin America, and other countries in the Mediterranean basin. It was the highest number of submissions ever received for the grants, demonstrating both the international scope of the call and its consolidation in promoting research on the process of European integration, as well as showing young people’s interest in the European project. The grants are aimed at  researchers enrolled on a PhD programme and currently working on a doctoral thesis in History, Political Science, Economics, Law, or other disciplines within Human and Social Sciences, as well as other branches of science, on any theme related to the theme and orientation of the grants call. The jury highlighted the high quality of the proposals received, finally choosing work from 10 researchers (7 female, 3 male) of Spanish, Italian, Serbian, Hungarian, French, and Peruvian nationality, one of whom was from the University of Extremadura. The selected researchers are carrying out doctoral studies at the universities of Leuven (Belgium), Maastricht (Netherlands), Sapienza (Italy), UNED (Spain), National Autonomous University of Mexico, Szeged (Hungarya), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain), Extremadura (Spain), West Hungary (Hungary), Sant’Anna Pisa (Italy), and Córdoba (Spain). The theme of the grants, now in their 8th edition, is adapted to the profile of...
Pre-registrations open for Campus Yuste programme’s international summer courses

Pre-registrations open for Campus Yuste programme’s international summer courses

  The European Academy of Yuste Foundation has opened pre-registrations for international summer courses from the University of Extremadura as part of the Campus Yuste training programme held throughout June and July at the Royal Monastery of Yuste. This year’s theme is broad and diverse, and will examine from a multidisciplinary and international perspective, issues such as ongoing developments in Europe since the signing of the Treaties of Rome and Maastricht Treaty; global challenges from cooperation to development; and how to eradicate and prevent endemic diseases such as malaria, a course sponsored by AEXCID – Extremadura´s International Development Cooperation Agency. Other courses will look into the socio-economic, political, and cultural effects of thirty years of Spain and Portugal’s integration with the European Union; the impact of the Reformation in the era of Emperor Charles V and his stance on Protestantism, and its impact on Europe now, coinciding with 500 years since the publication of Martin Luther’s Reformist Theses; as well as relations between, and challenges facing, the European Union and Latin America in the present day. In addition, continuing Campus Yuste’s work on analysing the main challenges facing the European Union, this year will see an analysis of the role of Europe in terms of migratory movements, the European Union’s role in the world, and its relations with other global powers, including Ibero-America. Pre-register for the courses here: http://www.fundacionyuste.org/campus-yuste/inscripcion/ OTHER COURSES The Campus Yuste summer programme will finish with a doctoral seminar bringing researchers to Yuste who have received Research and Mobility Grants in European Studies Carlos V European Award – Sofia Corradi – Mamma Erasmus, who for three...
Yuste dialogues IV. Funding of the church in the modern state

Yuste dialogues IV. Funding of the church in the modern state

  Royal Monastery of Yuste. 26 June 2017 In continental Europe modern states aspire to manage the greatest possible number of spaces in public life. To achieve this they take on the capacity to establish a collections system allowing them to be adequately funded. In return they are making a commitment to citizens to provide the services they demand. In this context, we pose the question of whether the Catholic Church and other similar institutions should form part of the services that citizens can ask the state to fund, and what the procedure should be for doing so. Going beyond this, we question what place religion has in public life. REGISTRATION Pontifical University of Salamanca. Https://www.upsa.es/...
From the treaty of Rome to the Maastricht treaty, and ongoing advances in the process of European integration

From the treaty of Rome to the Maastricht treaty, and ongoing advances in the process of European integration

  Royal Monastery of Yuste. 28 – 30 June 2017 Two special celebrations will be held in 2017, commemorating highlights of the process of European construction and integration. Firstly, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, which were signed on 25 March 1957 in the city they were named after. They subsequently gave rise to the European Communities; the seed of the legal framework of the united Europe we know today. Thirty-five years later on 7 February 1992 the Maastricht Treaty was signed, which in 2017 celebrates 25 years of existence. This gave a new name to the European project which came to be known as the European Union. The Treaty laid the foundations for a Europe of the people, with the capacity to play an active role in the integration process, conceived as the political culmination of a set of binding regulations for all member states of the European Union: as much for future members as for the states signing at the time of the Treaty. Europe today faces a number of simmering challenges, which put at risk – and at times even put into question – the process of European construction: the principal objectives of which have been since its origins to consolidate peace, create stability and progress; and promote and defend values such as freedom, equality, solidarity, democracy, and all values linked to the protection of human rights. In the face of a divided and in part eurosceptic European Union with a great deal of uncertainty about the future, at the European Academy of Yuste Foundation there is little doubt that Europe...
Europe facing global challenges from cooperation to development. Eradicating and preventing endemic diseases: malaria

Europe facing global challenges from cooperation to development. Eradicating and preventing endemic diseases: malaria

  Royal Monastery of Yuste. 5 – 7 July 2017 This meeting, in the form of a course, is the first EUROPE FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES FROM COOPERATION TO DEVELOPMENT project activity, which aims to examine in-depth, from Extremadura, the role of the European Union as a region facing major internal challenges within a global context of crisis and transformation. At the same time it is committed to Sustainable Development as a global challenge in which cooperation between public, private, and civil society agents, as well as between regions and countries, is key to achieving shared objectives. The course will cover the importance of prevention and the role cooperation plays in health to overcome the challenge of eradicating endemic diseases such as malaria. In many cases it is the result of sanitation problems, but malaria continues to cause a large number of deaths per year in developing countries, and could be avoided by applying effective treatments and measures within social services. The subject is of particular interest as malaria caused the death of Charles V, and was endemic to the district of Vera until the middle of the 20th century. The district has a nationally renowned institute of epidemiology. Through talks and round-table discussions with eminent experts from various scientific, academic, and cooperative institutions, the origin of the disease will be explored, as well as the ways to combat it which have been developed at an international level, and proposals for the future to ensure its total eradication. REGISTRATION Http://www.fundacionyuste.org/campus-yuste/inscripcion...
Spain and Portugal in the European Union: a summary of 30 years of integration

Spain and Portugal in the European Union: a summary of 30 years of integration

  Palacio de la Generala (Cáceres). 10 – 12 July 2017 This course aims to study and analyse the socio-economic, political, and cultural effects of the thirty years of Spain and Portugal’s integration into the European Union from 1986 to 2016. With this purpose in mind, guided by a series of Spanish and Portuguese experts we will analyse the major changes and adjustments both countries have experienced at every level, as well as changes to their international role and function. We will cover three thematic areas in particular: 1) Major transformations of Spanish and Portuguese society resulting from joining the European Union. 2) The changing position of Iberian countries on the international stage resulting from joining the European Union. 3) The main aspects of socio-economic and cultural change resulting from Spain and Portugal joining the European Union. The course will also include two round table discussions covering the impact of European integration on Spain and Portugal from key players from economic (unions and businesses) and cultural (the media) circles. REGISTRATION University of Extremadura. Https://www.unex.es/verano...
The world of Charles V: 500 years of Protestantism. The impact of the reformation on imperial Europe and today’s Europe

The world of Charles V: 500 years of Protestantism. The impact of the reformation on imperial Europe and today’s Europe

  Royal Monastery of Yuste. 12 – 14 July 2017 An annual course looking at the figure and times of Emperor Charles V. 2017 sees the commemoration of important events, such as the fifth centenary of Charles V’s first voyage to Spain to be crowned Charles I and the start of the Reformation, the Christian religious movement started in Germany in the XVI century by Martin Luther. This event brought a rift to the Catholic Church which gave rise to a number of churches and organisations grouped under the denomination of Protestantism, which would mark the kingdom of Charles V. In view of this the course will analyse what the Reformation led to in the life and times of the Emperor, in Imperial Europe which extended as far as the New World, as well as its impact on the Europe we know today. The course will take a look at politics and religion in Charles V’s Europe and his attitude towards Protestantism. The era of reforms in the period will be examined, along with the relationship between the university and church reform. The paradigms and attitudes of Erasmus towards Luther will also be an object of debate and reflection in a round table discussion. We will also look at the cultural climate of the Spain of Charles V before his arrival to the country, the development of Protestantism and Lutheranism in Spain, and the exile of Spanish Lutherans and their contribution to the Reformation in Spain. Finally we will examine different aspects of the impact Lutheranism had in Europe, Spain, and the New World, and how it is reflected...