Yuste Foundation’s board of trustees approves its action plan for 2022 as well as the appointment of Enrique Moradiellos as academic of Yuste

The President of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, presided over the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s online meeting of the Board of Trustees, which has approved its Action Plan for 2022, a wide-ranging and diverse programme of activities that will contribute to further deepening the study and analysis of the European reality, as well as to promoting and consolidating the links between Extremadura, Europe and Ibero-America.(21/12/2021)

Likewise, the Board has approved the appointment of professor of Contemporary History of the University of Extremadura, Enrique Moradiellos García, as a new member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste.


Among the activities that mark the Action Plan for 2022 is the Campus Yuste programme, which includes six international summer-autumn courses, organised in collaboration with the University of Extremadura. Campus Yuste has established itself as a forum that encourages the debate and reflection of university students, researchers and professionals on the process of European construction and integration, as well as current European issues, and other issues related to the history and memory of Europe and Ibero-America. In the last edition, 1,184 students from 48 universities in 28 countries enrolled in this training programme of Yuste Foundation.

The Foundation’s most outstanding activity during the year is the delivery of the Carlos V European Award, which recognises the work of natural persons, organisations, projects or initiatives which have contributed to the general knowledge and enhancement of the cultural and historical values of Europe or to the unification of the European Union. The Board of Trustees has approved the call for the 15th edition of this award and has promptly amended the rules with the aim of providing greater scope for the participation of citizens when proposing nominations for the award.

The academic and research field of the Foundation will focus on already established activities, such as the calls for applications for the “Carlos V European Award European Research and Mobility Grants” and the Doctoral Seminar, where the contributions selected through these grants are presented, as well as the “Research Prize to Ibero-American Doctoral Theses”.

Other relevant activities are those that have Guadalupe as an epicentre, coinciding with the celebration of the Holy Year of Guadalupe, such as the 2nd International Congress “Relations Between Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe: A Meeting Space”, where young Americanist researchers, doctors and doctoral students will meet, with the aim of presenting their new lines of research; the series of sessions Guadalupe as a Destiny; or the “Guadalupe in America” conferences, among others.

Consolidated activities, such as “Tribuna EuroIberoamérica”, will continue; a programme that includes presentations by experts in different locations in Extremadura, or “Aula Abierta”, which includes other type of academic proposals, such as seminars, conferences, round tables or discussion and reflection meetings on historical or current issues.

In like manner, cultural and awareness-raising programmes will also continue to be supported, as is the case regarding the Emperor’s Concerts; the Luis Alcoriza Award of the Young Jury, in collaboration with the Iberian Film Festival of Badajoz; school programmes on Europe and Ibero-America, which will take place in different educational centres in the region, and the Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V, whose Board of Directors is currently presided over by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation.

In addition, the editorial line of the Foundation will be expanded with the publication of several volumes in the different collections focused on historical topics related to Europe and Ibero-America, on reflecting the current Euro-Ibero-American socio-political situation and on gathering the research work of the doctoral seminar organised within the framework of the Carlos V European Award. This is added to the compilation of the eleven monthly issues of the 2021 Annual Newsletter of the Academy of Yuste, which will be collected in a printed Annual that will become a source of information and consultation.

Yuste Foundation will continue to work with other national and international associations, foundations and entities to strengthen networks and continue to build bridges between Europe and Ibero-America.


Yuste Foundation’s Board of Trustees has also approved the appointment the University of Extremadura’s professor of Contemporary History, Enrique Moradiellos García, as a member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste.
Moradiellos, a member of the Royal Academy of History since 2020, has been Professor of Contemporary History at the History Department of the University of Extremadura since 2006. He had previously been a professor of the same subject at the University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College) and at the Complutense University of Madrid.

His main lines of research focus on the Spanish and European history of the 20th century, particularly in the interwar period (1919-1939), World War II and the Cold War. Among his main works are: El reñidero de Europa. Las dimensiones internacionales de la guerra civil española; Don Juan Negrín; or La semilla de la barbarie. Antisemitismo y Holocausto. He was awarded the National History Prize in 2017 for his book Historia mínima de la Guerra Civil Española.

Moradiellos thus joins the list of personalities that make up the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste, which intellectuals, artists, scientists and politicians also belong to, such as the painter Antonio López; the historian Paul Preston; politicians such as Marcelino Oreja, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Martti Ahtisaari and Ramón Jáuregui; the scientist and sociologist Peter Piot; the cardiologist Valentín Fuster; the sociologist Alain Touraine; the philosopher Edgar Morin; the researcher Ursula Lehr; the pianist María João Pires; the historian and director of the Royal Spanish Academy of History, Carmen Iglesias; or the general secretary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and former Ibero-American Secretary General, Rebeca Grynspan, the first Ibero-American figure who is part of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste, among others.