DOCTORAL SEMINAR. The European project’s modernization and governance in a plural framework with shared values and goals

Royal Monastery of Yuste, from June 19 to Jun 21, 2019

Addressed to researchers who have obtained a Research and Mobility Grant on European Studies linked to the Carlos V European Award- Marcelino Oreja Aguirre.

In addition, a maximum of 20 people can participate as listeners. The seminar will feature Spanish-English interpretation. Please register in the following link:

REGISTRATION FORM (Maximum 20 people)

This Doctoral Seminar on European Studies will be the framework in which the work of researchers who have received an European Research and Mobility Grant on European Studies, linked to the European Carlos V Award to Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, and which are address to support students who are preparing a doctoral thesis in different fields of study such us: History, Political Science, Economics, Law and other disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as in other branches of science.

In the 11th edition, the Jury of the Carlos V European Award delivered the prize to Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, acknowledging “his contribution to the European process of construction and integration during a lifetime from the different positions he has held; in national as well as in European organisations, as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Spanish Kingdom, as Secretary General of the Council of Europe and as European Commissioner or Member of the European Parliament, among others. His contributions in the academic field and in the civil society have, likewise been active and fruitful. His tireless work to foster the idea of Europe and the aggrandizement of European values should also be highlighted, especially those related to European cultural diversity and the protection of Human Rights”.

During the Carlos V Award ceremony on 9 May -Europe Day- the winner of the prize described the important stages and progress made in the process of European integration since the beginning of its course almost 70 years ago with Schumann’s Declaration until present day, when the Treaty of Lisbon has been signed. Oreja Aguirre recalled the delicate and crucial task which was the reason for the creation of Europe: to foster peace, democracy, development, prosperity, liberty, justice, equality, the rule of law, respect for human rights, human dignity, security, unity among the Member States and the welfare of its citizens. This is why, considering the progress made in the process of European integration concerning the development of European Institutions as the amendments of European Treaties as well as the challenges and defies currently faced by the European Union, the subject and priorities of the 11th edition of the European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies will address: “The European project’s modernisation and governance in a plural framework with shared values and goals”.

The researchers selected come from various European universities such as the University of Milano (Italy); Salamanca (Spain); Deusto (Spain); Complutense of Madrid (Spain); Luiss Guido Carli from Rome (Italy); Extremadura (Spain); Malaga (Spain); Zaragoza (Spain) and Leicester (United Kingdom).

The contributions that will be presented address very diverse topics, such as:

· “The externalization of migratory and border policies in the EU. The impossible triangle: security, democracy and stability “, by Ruth Ferrero Turrión;

· “Socializing the European Union: mission impossible? The case of the posting of workers directive “, by Francesco Corti;

· “The Banking Union: enlarging the gap between the two Europes?”, by Javier Esteban Ríos;

· “Europe between new challenges and perspectives of “renewal”. Towards the development of a new identity”, by Chiara Dello Iacono.

· “Defending Human Rights and Promoting peaceful co-existence by addressing the cultural needs of minority groups: A case study of the cultural needs of children from minorities in Cyprus “, by Nicoletta Thoma;

· “On defenses of democracy and its risks in Europe “, by Matteo Laruffa;

· “Understanding Art. 50 TEU in light of Brexit: an unfettered right to unilateral withdrawal?”, by Polly Ruth Polak.

· “European Emigrants: The New Jewish Exodus”, by Santiago López Rodríguez;

· “EU criminal law at stake: a call for help from the EU system of fundamental rights and values “, by Alejandro Sánchez Frías;

· “The new individual complaints mechanism of Frontex and Easo: towards an effective protection of the national fundamental rights?”, By David Fernández Rojo.

Subsequently the result of their research will be published by the publisher of academic and scientific publications Peter Lang, within the Cuadernos de Yuste collection.

The selected researchers will go on to form part of the European ‘Alumni de Yuste’ Network, set up to facilitate the exchange of projects and information between researchers specialising in European matters who have obtained one of these grants. There are now more than 100 researchers from different European, Latin American, and other Mediterranean countries’ universities in the Network.