Yuste Foundation organises a course that tackles the strengthening of European identity through culture and education

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation organises the course “Culture, Heritage and European Citizenship: Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture, and How to Manage It” that will take place from the 24th to the 28th of September, at the Royal Monastery of Yuste.

This course closes the training programme Yuste Campus organised by Yuste Foundation in the framework of the University of Extremadura’s international summer courses.

The course’s main aim, which is held completely in English,  is to develop skills and perspectives to train students who wish to develop entrepreneurial skills as far as heritage and the cultural sector management is concerned, interacting with the citizenship and other areas and offering and inter and multidisciplinary vision.

The course will be opened by the Director of the project on Culture, Heritage and European Citizenship, (MBA Culture, Heritage & Citizenship –MBA CHC-), who is also the Director of the course, Steve Austen; the Director of the Heritage Research Institute of the University of Extremadura and Secretary of the course, Felipe Leco Berrocal; the Vice-Rector of Quality from the University of Extremadura, Juan Carlos Preciado Rodríguez and the Director of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno Piñero.

Some of the participants are: Abram de Swaan, member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste; Doctor Inge Ceustermans, Managing Director of the Festival Academy; Professor Mario Neve from the Netherlands; Professor Izabella Agárdi, Research fellow at the iAsk Institute of Advanced Studies and Miriam García Cabezas, General Secretary of Culture from the Regional Government of Extremadura, among other professors and experts from Austrian, Dutch, German, Hungarian and Italian important institutions.

41 students, of the 122 applications received by the Foundation will finally attend the course. These students come from the following universities: Complutense of Madrid; UNED; Salamanca; Huelva; Jaén; the Pontifical University of Salamanca; Granada; Seville; Carlos III; the Autonomous University of Madrid; the Miguel Hernández University (Valladolid); the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville).

The sessions are organised in the framework of a European project co-financed by the Erasmus Plus Programme in order to develop a European interdisciplinary curriculum that will launch a Master of Business Administration (MBA) on Culture, Heritage & Citizenship -MBA CHC- in English) co-financed by the Erasmus Plus Programme. The project is led by the Netherlands Business Academy, based in Breda.

The partners of the project are: the Netherlands Business Academy (the Netherlands, Holland), which is the leading organisation of the project; the Amsterdam Summer University Foundation (the Netherlands); Alma Mater Studiorium from the University of Bologna (Italy); the Fondazione Flaminia (Italy); the Institute for Social and European Studies (Hungary); the Pakhuis de Zwijger Foundation (the Netherlands); the Stiftung Zukunft Berlin (Germany) and the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation (Spain).


Yuste Campus is the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation’s training programme whose aim is to carry out specialised courses and encounters aimed at encouraging the debate and reflection of university students, researchers and professionals on the process of European construction and integration, as well as on European current affairs and other subjects regarding European and Ibero-American history and remembrance, or the foundation’s foundational objectives.

All this from a multidisciplinary perspective and in a unique context as is the Royal Monastery of Yuste, which enables the contact and exchange of knowledge among students and speakers who will share reflections with experts on the subject matter and first-rate personalities form the academic, political or social area, thus making it a space for reflection, thought, culture and science.

The training programme offered 230 grants in order to enable the participation and presence of university students, researchers, experts and professionals interested in each subject area.