Yuste Foundation Offers Four Free Online Courses on the European Union, Ibero-America and Charles V at Campus Yuste
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation organises four free access online courses within its training programme Campus Yuste, which aims to develop specialised courses and meetings from a multidisciplinary point of view, aimed at promoting debate and reflection on the process of European construction, integration and current affairs, as well as other issues related to the history and memory of Europe and Ibero-America, the historical stage of Charles V, and the founding objectives of the foundation.
The courses, which are part of the programme of international courses at the University of Extremadura, will be held between 14 September and 9 October and any interested person can apply for free registration until the capacity for 500 places is completed by filling in the form in this link.
Each year, Campus Yuste is carried out in a unique setting, as is the Royal Monastery of Yuste, which enables the contact and exchange of knowledge between students and speakers who share reflections with experts in the field and personalities of first academic, political or social level, being ultimately a space for reflection, thought, culture and science. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the courses will be held online. In future editions, if circumstances permit, they will be attendance-based courses again.
The courses offered are: “Cohesion and solidarity policies in the European Union”, held from 14 to 18 September; “Charles V and the sea: the Magellan-El Cano circumnavigation voyage and the spice era”, held between 21 and 25 September; “Iberian and transatlantic cultural dialogues. Identities in contact”, from 29 September to 3 October, and finally, “Social Discontent and Political Changes in Latin America: the Imperative of SDGs 16 and 17”, organised between October 5 and 9. All courses will be taught online from 16:00 h. to 19:30 h (Madrid-CET).
The course “Cohesion and solidarity policies in the European Union”, will cover measures for economic cohesion and fiscal harmonisation; policies for social cohesion and the promotion of European citizenship; actions for territorial cohesion and the balanced development of the European area and intergenerational solidarity policies through, inter alia, public pension systems.
In the course “Charles V and the sea: the Magellan-El Cano circumnavigation voyage and the spice era”, the speakers will delve into different aspects of the first circumnavigation that Charles V supported and that allowed to cross the Atlantic and America and reach Maluco.
The course “Iberian and transatlantic cultural dialogues. Identities in contact”, aims to offer a plural and updated view on the relations of/between Portugal and Spain with Ibero-America, from the field of culture. It aims to offer a plural and dynamic view of the numerous contact flows established between these spaces in modernity.
The last course entitled “Social Discontent and Political Changes in Latin America: the Imperative of SDGs 16 and 17”, will analyse the growing discontent of societies in different Latin American countries, and its impact on the stability of those societies and of the region as a whole in an already troubled world.