Campus Yuste receives 734 applications from 26 countries for the Summer Courses grants

The Campus Yuste training programme launched by The European and Ibero – American Academy Foundation has received 734 application from 26 countries for 200 grants which cover the tuition fees, accommodation and subsistence cost, for the attendants to the international summer courses in June and July at Royal Monasterio de Yuste (Cáceres). These courses are jointly organized by Yuste Foundation and the University of Extremadura in the framework of the XX International
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The people who have applied for a grant come from countries such us Costa Rica, Honduras, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Romania, Chile, Peru, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Ecuador, Georgia, Bulgaria, China, Guatemala and Spain. On the other hand, applications were submitted by students from Universites in Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, France, Ireland, Germany and Belgium.

The courses offered with a grant are the following: Perspectives and challenges of Agenda 2030. Equality, Sustainable Communities and Strong Institutions for Development, of Peace Guadalupe (Cáceres), from 26th to 28th June 2019, The redefinition of the social contract in Latin American-European Union relations: current responses to global Challenges. Royal Monastery of Yuste, from 3th to 5th July 2019, The European Union and today’s challenges: nationalism, globalisation, terrorism, misinformation and immigration. Royal Monastery of Yuste, from 10th to 12th July 2019; The world of Charles V: women in Renaissance Europe and the new world . Royal Monastery of Yuste, from 17th to 19th July 2019. Proposals for preventing and combating radicalisation and hate crime in the European context Royal Monastery of Yuste, from 24th to 26th July 2019

Approximately 80 teachers and experts from European and Ibero-American countries will participate in these courses.

The courses are held in collaboration with the Extremadura Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID); Guadalupe City Council; Carolina Foundation, Ibero- American General Secretariat (SEGIB), University of Extremadura (UEX)- Module Jean Monnet (Project EU – HOPE); Complutense University of Madrid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (MAEC); Ministry Economy and Business of Spain (MINECO)- Projects “Freedom of expression and prevention of violence based on religion” and ” The Secular State and coexistence policies: conflict, radicalism and consensus”; the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V, and the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement


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. The courses will become part of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s virtual Yuste Campus via its Youtube channel: