The address will look at challenges to Europe today
The President of the regional government of Andalusia, Susana Díaz Pacheco, will make the inaugural address at the XXIV Adeje Summer University, under the title “Retos y desafíos de la Europa de hoy” (Challenges facing Europe today). The inaugural event will take place next Friday, July 15th, at 11am, in the Adeje Convento de San Francisco, and is open to the public. Local, regional and University of La Laguna authorities will also be present.
A graduate of law from the Universidad Hispalense and with a diploma in social institutions from the International Institute of San Telmo, Susana Díaz has held the position of President of the Andalusia Junta (regional government) since September 2013. She has had a full and busy political career in the region, having held a number of important positions in the Andalusian branch of the socialist PSOE party as well as institutional positions in the Seville Council, the Andalusian parliament, the Congress of Deputies, the Senate and the Andalusian government.
As president she has prioritised the mobilisation of resources for job creation, protecting the welfare state and introduced transparency and control measures regarding public fund use in the region.
Over the 24 years of the Adeje Summer University there have been many prestigious inaugural speakers. Including witter and journalist Diego Carcedo, architect Guisa Marcialis, ex-president of the Spanish government Felipe González Márquez, human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe Álvaro Gil Robles, judge Baltasar Garzón, and broadcaster Rosa María Calaf among many others. (Full list available online, www.uvadeje.es).
Courses and workshops for this year’s Summer University will run from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd. There is a wide range of topics on offer, from medicine to sport to tourism and much more. There are also courses on resilience, Buddhism, meditation, and social marketing. Each course runs over three mornings,at a cost of €25 and earns the students 1 ECTS credit. Workshops are in the afternoons, lasting one day, at a cost of €10. More information on courses and workshops and registration – www.uvadeje.es.