Almost 500 students from 25 countries have participated in Campus Yuste’s summer courses

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation joined the commemoration of the centenary of the birth of the Portuguese Nobel Prize and member of the Academy of Yuste, José Saramago; the fifth centenary of the death of the Spanish humanist, Elio Antonio de Nebrija, and the celebration of the European Year of Youth with the organisation of three courses included in the training programme Campus Yuste, which are integrated in the 33rd edition of the University of Extremadura’s International Summer-Autumn Courses. (02/08/2022)

In addition to these three courses, the following have been organised: “The Worlds of Charles V. Humanism, Education and Transmission of Knowledge in Europe and America”, “The Challenge of Working Together: European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean Relations in the Face of Major Global Challenges” and “Teaching by Means of Videos”. The latter will be held virtually through the University of Extremadura’s 9th International Virtual School Cavila.

This Campus Yuste edition recovered the face-to-face format and the students were able to return to the Monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste to listen and participate in the presentations and round tables. The online version of the courses was an available option as well as the face-to-face format and Campus Yuste thus opened to the world with the live broadcast of all its courses in this manner. This resulted in the registration of 483 people from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, France, Haiti, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.

The courses counted with the participation of international experts and academics of the stature of Nicaraguan novelist and recipient of the 2017 Cervantes Prize, Sergio Ramírez; Colombian, Laura Restrepo; the honorary archivist of the Royal Palace of Brussels and academic of Yuste, Gustaaf Janssens; the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Óscar Arias; the former president of the Spanish Government and Carlos V European Award-winner, Felipe González; the academic of Yuste, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra; professor of Contemporary History of the University of Extremadura and member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste and the Royal Academy of History, Enrique Moradiellos; professor of Political Science from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Pablo Simón; the director of Red Cross Youth Ukraine, Maryna Zokhedub, and her counterpart in Spain, Lucía Chocarro and professor Ascensión Hernández, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, among other personalities.

The courses included in Campus Yuste counted with the collaboration of the Office of Cross-Border Initiatives of the Regional Government of Extremadura, the University of Évora, the European Regional Development Fund Interreg Spain-Portugal, the Regional Committee of the European Movement of Extremadura, the Research Group on the History of Present Time of the History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Extremadura, EU-LAC Foundation, the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), Euroamerica Foundation, the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, the Regional Government of Extremadura, National Heritage, and the Provincial Councils of Cáceres and Badajoz , as well as the sponsorship of Mafresa.

Courses in autumn

The Campus Yuste programme closes during August, although it resumes its activity in September with the organisation of two more courses. The first is entitled “Heritage and Cultural Identity” and will be held from 14 to 16 September through the 9th International Virtual School Cavila offered by the University of Extremadura with the support of Yuste Foundation.

The second course is ‘Universal Accessibility, Social Inclusion and Leverage for Change towards Equality” and will be held at the Monastery of Yuste from 21 to 23 September. The general objective of this course is to train, raise awareness and disseminate knowledge on universal accessibility, equal opportunities and social inclusion among students and professionals from the various disciplinary branches. The idea is to delve into the need for universal accessibility as a symbol of full inclusion because it is the necessary condition to achieve a more just and supportive society.