Rafael Maldonado de Guevara, Director of Communication at FUNIBER, presented last Monday at the event given by Ney Cardoso the ambassador of Cape Verde. This presentation included information about the summer course that the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid holds in Tarazona, Spain
From Monday to Wednesday , the XVIII City of Tarazona Summer Course was held. The Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid celebrates every year in the Aragonese town Tarazona, under the direction of Ignacio Ruiz Rodríguez, professor of History of Law and Institutions.
This meeting analyzed the articulation of Iberophony, that is, the meeting of the 850 million speakers of Spanish and Portuguese without geographical restrictions. To this end, dozens of professors, intellectuals, institutional representatives and attendees from various countries in Europe, Africa and America have gathered. Among them were speakers from the University of Bologna and the Freie Universität of Berlin.
During the international presentations he highlighted the dissertation offered by Ney Cardoso, ambassador of Cape Verde in Spain since 2017, on the importance of his country´s integration and cooperation spaces. At the conference, the diplomat outlined a complete panorama of the Cape Verdean reality and the role of countries in the areas of Africanness, the States of official Portuguese expression, Macaronesia -Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, Madeira, the Azores and the special relationship with the European Union. In addition to this he explained his personal opinion about the potential of Iberophony. A space in which Cape Verde occupies a central geographical position, halfway between the Iberian Peninsula and the Portuguese-speaking republics in southern Africa and Brazil.
At all times, Ambassador Cardoso emphasized that Spain and other European countries must count on African countries when establishing their cooperation and collaboration policies with the African continent, in order to take into account their contributions, concerns and interests.
The diplomat’s presentation was introduced and moderated by Rafael Maldonado de Guevara y Delgado, Director of Communication of the Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) and professor at the European University of the Atlantic of Santander (UNEATLANTICO). Maldonado, is a coordinator of the FUNIBER Chair of Ibero-American Studies and Iberophony, participated by five universities in Spain, America and Africa: Universidad Europea del Atlántico —UNEATLANTICO— (Santander), Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (México), Fundación Universitaria Internacional (Colombia), Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana and Universidade Internacional do Cuanza(Angola).
The chair is directed by Frigdiano Álvaro Durántez Prados, also a professor at UNEATLANTICO and Institutional Relations Director at FUNIBER.