Yuste Foundation receives 450 applications to attend the international summer courses it organises, scheduled in Yuste Campus
Youths from different Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, American and Dutch universities have participated in the call for grants offered in order to attend the six summer courses organised by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation within its training programme Yuste Campus. These courses are included within the framework of the 19th International Summer Courses organised by the University of Extremadura.
The best academic records may enjoy one of the 230 grants offered by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, which cover the tuition fee, and accommodation and subsistence costs. The deadline for submission of applications to attend the courses held during June and July ended on 18 June but the deadline to attend the course “European Culture, Heritage and Citizenship: Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture, and How to Manage It”, held from the 24th to the 28th of September, is open till 23 July. Those interested in attending the course as audit may, furthermore, register until seating capacity is reached.
The courses offered will be held at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, which is the Foundation’s headquarters. These are the following: ‘Las relaciones América Latina y la Unión Europa: ¿una alianza política renovada?’ (“Latin American and the European Union Relations: a Renewed Political Alliance?”), from the 25th to the 26th of June; ‘Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: Avances y retos en la Agenda 2030’ (“Sustainable Development Goals: Progress and Challenges of the 2030 Agenda”), from the 27th to the 29th of June; ‘Carlos V: guerra y paz a ambos lados del Atlántico’ (“Charles V: War and Peace on Both Sides of the Atlantic”), from the 4th to the 6th of July; ‘Resolución de conflictos, paz, género y desarrollo’ (“Conflict Resolution, Peace, Gender and Development”), from the 11th to the 13th of July and ‘Logros y límites de 60 años de integración europea’ (“Achievements and Limitations of 60 Years of European Integration”), from the 18th to the 20th of July.
There will be approximately 90 speakers from European and American universities, international organisations, such as the European Parliament or United Nations and from the business world and institutions in the training programmes.
The objective of this training programme is to carry out specialised courses and encounters aimed at encouraging the debate and reflection of university students, researchers and professionals on the process of European construction and integration, as well as on European current affairs and other subjects regarding European and Ibero-American history and remembrance, or the foundation’s foundational objectives. All this from a multidisciplinary perspective and in a unique context as is the Royal Monastery of Yuste, which enables the contact and exchange of knowledge among students and speakers who will share reflections with experts on the subject matter and first-rate personalities form the academic, political or social area, thus making it a space for reflection, thought, culture and science.
The aim of the Yuste Campus grants is to make the training programme known and invite as many people possible, even beyond national borders, in order to enable the participation and presence of university students, researchers, experts and professionals interested in each subject area.