Ten young researchers from six nationalities receive a European Research and Mobility Grant for European Studies from the Yuste Foundation

Ten young researchers from six different nationalities have been selected by the jury of the European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies, linked to the Carlos V-Antonio Tajani European Award.

The call, which has had a total of fifty-five applications, has received papers from thirteen countries in Europe, Latin America and other countries of the Mediterranean basin, which highlights its international projection and consolidation in the promotion of research on the process of European integration, in addition to the interest of young people in the European project.

The jury, which highlighted the high quality of the proposals received, has selected the works of researchers from the Czech Republic, Spain, Colombia, Germany, Israel and Italy who are undertaking their doctoral studies at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford (United Kingdom); Florence (Italy); Berlin (Germany); Salamanca, Alcalá de Henares, UNED, Autónoma de Madrid and Pontificia de Comillas (Spain). It is noteworthy that one of the doctoral students is from Extremadura.
The jury was chaired by the former President of the European Parliament and Carlos V European Award winner, Antonio Tajani. In addition, the Ibero-American General Secretary and academic of Yuste, Rebeca Grynspan (Costa Rica); the director of Carolina Foundation, José Antonio Sanahuja (Spain) and professors from various European universities, such as: Jürgen Elvert, from Germany;, Sylvain Schirmann and Eric Bussière, from France; Michel Dumoulin, from Belgium; Teresa Freixes, Jesús Baigorri, Susana del Río, Rosa María Martínez de Codes, Enrique Moradiellos and María Esther del Campo, from Spain, and Alumni of Yuste, Maria Pia di Nonno, from Italy, were part of it.

The theme of these grants, which are already in their ninth edition, is adapted in each call to the profile of the recipient, where the topic chosen by Tajani was: “The European Union and the principle of solidarity”. In this regard, the themes of the selected papers deal with freedom of movement between countries after Brexit; a comparative analysis of the various immigration policies in the Member States of the European Union; the role of the European Union in peace-building, examining the specific case of Colombia; the Euro-Chinese economic, political and geostrategic challenge posed by the Silk Sea Route; the EU’s forms and levels of solidarity beyond disaster situations; the principle of European Union solidarity in areas as diverse as the management of the Spanish southern border, in the financial and fiscal fields, in times of crisis, or even the use of drones as a civil protection tool, and finally, international cooperation as a manifestation of the principle of solidarity.

The selected researchers will become part of the “Yuste Alumni” European Network set up to facilitate the exchange of projects and information between researchers specialising in European subjects who have obtained one of these grants, and which currently includes more than 100 researchers from various European, Latin American and African universities in the Mediterranean basin.

The European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies are addressed to researchers enrolled in a doctorate who are at the stage of preparing a doctoral thesis in History, Political Science, Economics, Law or other disciplines of the Human and Social Sciences, as well as in other branches of science, on a topic related to the object and orientation of the call. Each grant is endowed with 2500 euros.

The financial endowment of each grant will serve to finance the study and research of the contributions to be presented in the framework of the Carlos V European Award Doctoral Seminar of Multi-disciplinary Studies on Contemporary Europe, organised by the Foundation in collaboration with the SEGEI (Socio-Economic Governance and European Identity) Research Network and the University of Extremadura that will take place at the Royal Monastery of Yuste (Extremadura, Spain) in March 2020. The endowment will, furthermore, enable the implementation of the research papers that will subsequently be published in a joint work by the Foundation with a prestigious publishing house. Finally, it will help with the mobility of researchers so that they may carry out their research work, participate in the doctoral seminar, where they will present their work, and to attend the presentation of the publication of the research.