Memorias y lugares de memoria de Europa- Mémoires et lieux de mémoire en Europe- Memories and Places of Memory in Europe
Edited By Éric Bussière and Enrique Moradiellos
Actes du séminaire doctoral d’été « Mémoires et lieux de mémoire en Europe » organisé par la Fondation Académie européenne de Yuste avec la collaboration du réseau SEGEI, au Monastère royal de Yuste et palais de Charles Quint en Estrémadure, Espagne (du 6 au 9 juillet 2009).
Proceedings of the doctoral summer seminar, «Memories and Places of Memory of Europe», organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation in cooperation with the SEGEI network, in the Royal Monastery of Yuste and Palace of Charles V, in Extremadura, Spain (from 6
If We Learn from Errors, We Can Try to Avoid Them (Antonio Ventura Díaz Díaz)
25 If We Learn from Errors, We Can Try to Avoid Them Antonio VENTURA DÍAZ DÍAZ Director of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation When we publish each year the announcement of the European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies linked to the “Charles V European Prize, we aim to create a modest corpus of re- searchers which may contribute to greater knowledge of the history of Europe leading to a greater understanding with regard to the future and a necessary European identity. Sometimes, when we use the term “European identity”, it may be confused by some with uniformity, when what we are striving to do is to increase the feeling of belonging to a Continent, Europe, to an ancient culture which is the sum of many, due to the diversity of its peoples and their languages. Above all, we are driven by the will to face together the challenges of the future, because the global world has shown us that coordinated policies based on progress with common denominators based on freedom, solidarity, equality and respect for the Other are becoming more and more necessary. Common places are at odds with the very concept of Europe, a melting pot of cultures and peoples which inspired a form of civilization on other continents, a form of civilization which is, in effect, a form of coexistence; and to spread the idea that it has to be peaceful, there is the study of memory of human relations. And we must...
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