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Paz y valores europeos como posible modelo de integración y progreso en un mundo global

Peace and European values as a potential model for integration and progress in a global world

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Edited By Jesús Baigorri and Jürgen Elvert

Este libro recoge las contribuciones realizadas al Seminario Doctoral sobre Paz y valores europeos como posible modelo de integración y progreso en un mundo global organizado en el Real Monasterio de Yuste, sede de la Fundación Academia Europea e Iberoamericana de Yuste, en Cuacos de Yuste, España, entre el 24 y 26 de julio de 2017. Los contenidos de este volumen cubren diferentes áreas de investigación, entre las cuales se observan las líneas propuestas en el titulo, a saber, el modelo y los valores europeos en un mundo global. Una mayoría de artículos se articulan en torno a las políticas internas de la UE; la propia génesis de los valores Europeos; el papel de las becas Erasmus en la internacionalización de la educación superior; la participación juvenil en el Derecho de la UE; los derechos religiosos en la UE; la preservación de las fronteras exteriores; la política de memoria histórica de la UE; la proyección exterior; o el concepto de Europa desde una visión crítica periférica.

This book includes the contributions to the Doctoral Seminar on Peace and European Values as a potential model for integration and progress in a global world held at the Royal Monastery of Yuste, Headquarters of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, in Cuacos de Yuste, Spain from 24th to 26th July 2017. The contents of this volume cover different areas of research, among which we find the lines proposed in its title, namely the European model and values in a global world. Most are articulated around the EU’s internal policies like the genesis of European values; the role of the Erasmus scholarships in the internationalization of higher education; the youth participation in EU Law; religious rights in the EU; the safeguarding of the external borders; the EU’s policies of historical memory; the EU’s external projection the narrative of what Europe is about from a critical peripheral view.

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Academic Introduction (Jesús Baigorri / Jürgen Elvert)

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Academic Introduction

Jesús Baigorri & Jürgen Elvert

While we write this introduction, the identity of Europe is being reconsidered from a broad ideological spectrum. Some of us hope the remnants of the old borders, associated with historical conflicts and almost removed now thanks to Schengen, will disappear. Others wish, with varying doses of passion and opportunism, to reinforce the boundaries that still exist or even establish new ones, perhaps forgetting that we are all the result of hybridisation and an amalgam of ethnicities and cultures. Thinking stubbornly about what or who we are is a narcissistic habit that is sometimes practised ad nauseam, but when we are observed from other continents, we are usually characterised with impressionistic strokes simply as “European”, without further qualification.

The project designed by the founders of the current European Union, amidst—let’s not forget—the physical and moral debris caused by the Second World War, has brought about enormous changes for the EU citizens. One of them has been the Erasmus scholarship programme, one of whose advocates, Sofia Corradi, has inspired the following compilation of pieces of research carried out by the recipients of the mobility grants associated with the Charles V Award, granted to her by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation.

The Erasmus programme was established in 1987, and its implementation through the last 30 years has meant a watershed in the mobility options for European students. Many of the recipients...

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