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Summer Course: Environmental Protection, Social Justice, and Democracy. 17-21 June, 2014

Summer Course: Environmental Protection, Social Justice, and Democracy. 17-21 June, 2014

Extension of the Scholarship Window: Until 2:00pm on 30 May.

Puerto de Mazarrón, 17- 21 June, 2014

  1. Object of the Call

The Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens offers the members of the United Left, the students of the University of Murcia and other interested persons a series of scholarships to participate in the summer course: “Environmental Protection, Social Justice, and Democracy”, during the summer semester of 2014 at the International University del Mar-University of Murcia. In order to qualify for the scholarships, the beneficiaries must prove their attendance to a minimum of 85% of the academic sessions.

  1. Application

Those wishing to apply for a scholarship should send their application, including the following documentation, before 30 May:

2012/2013 academic transcript or other documentation demonstrating academic performance

National Identity Documentation (residents) or passport (non-residents).

2012/2013 academic transcript.

Documented proof of family income in the form of a photocopy of the I.R.P.F. declaration correspondent to 2012. In such case as this is not available, for not having been obligated to submit it, another form of official documentation proving the economic standing of the family or a sworn declaration of the economic resources of the family unit.

 

  1. Where and When to Apply

The window for submission of applications for scholarships ends at 2:00pm, on 30 May, and these should be sent to the following e-mail: cursodeveranoecologia@gmail.com with the subject line: “Becas FEC Curso Ecología, Justicia Social y Democracia”. In such case as the scholarship fund is not distributed in full, the FEC reserves the right to consider late applications.

  1. Student Obligations

Once the scholarship is accepted, the student is obligated to attend the summer course, or to give notice of his or her renunciation within a window of three days of receiving the decision, and must attend a minimum of 85% of the academic sessions. In the case of a failure to complete any of these requirements, the student will be obligated to pay the enrollment fees.

  1. Free Campground at the Camping Beach of Mazarrón de Bolnuevo.

Those who attend the summer course can choose to compete for scholarships and for free lodging at the campground that is available for them at the Camping Beach of Mazarrón de Bolnuevo.

  1. Hotel Playa Grande

The sessions of the course will be held at the Hotel Playa Grande. The course, therefore, will take place in one of the most extraordinary maritime settings of the Region of Murcia, where students can enjoy accompanying activities that will be offered by the organizers in collaboration with the local government of Mazarrón.

Objectives

Since the beginning of the crisis in 2008, the regulating principles of the economy have drifted progressively further from the ideals of social justice which ought to characterise democratic advances. The weakening of the welfare state and the European social model are provoking a crisis of legitimacy concerning both democracy and the European Union. Furthermore, the impact of global capitalism on the biophysical conditions of the Earth confers upon the economic crisis an ecological dimension that cannot continue to be ignored. It has been four decades since scientific institutions, international organizations and social movements have been questioning “limited growth” and proposing a new techno-economic paradigm. Faced with the gravity of the current crisis of the acceleration of climate change, it is ever more urgent that a new, more sustainable, more just, and more participative system of coexistence be put in place.

Organization of Activities

Direcotrs: Mr. ANTONIO CAMPILLO MESEGUER y Mr. DAVID HERNÁNDEZ CASTRO

Secretary: Mr. JAVIER SÁNCHEZ SERNA

Entry Requirements

Students of the University of Murcia interested in the three topics which constitute the principal objective: Environmental protection, social justice, and democracy. Owing to its interdisciplinary carácter, the programme is equally suitable for students studying philosophy, education, political science, law, sociology, biology, and economics. Furthermore, the course can be very useful for graduated students who want further their knowledge of these disciplines, and also for members of the public interested in the topics which constitute the principal objective.

General Information

  • Duration: 25 hours
    •Maximum number of students: 60
    •Flexible credits: 2.5
    •ECTS—CRAU credits: 1

Prices

  • PUBLIC PRICE: 80 €
    •UMU MEMBERS: 60 €

Students may apply for admission at the official webpage of the course:
https://www.um.es/unimar/ficha-curso.php?estado=V&cc=51194 

 

You Can Download the PDF: Course on Environmental Protection, Social Justice, and Democracy [Poster and Programme]

 

Programme

Tuesday the 17th

Social Justice and Democracy (I)

  • 09:30 Opening and Introduction of the Course.

Mr. Antonio Campillo Meseguer
Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the Philosophy Department at the University of Murcia, President of the Spanish Conference of the Deanery of Philosophy and President of the Spanish Philosophy Network (REF).
◦ Mr. David Hernández Castro
Doctoral researcher. National University of Remote Education (UNED).

  • 10:00 Opening Conference: The European Union at the Crossroads of Social Justice and Environmental Protection.

Mr. Willy Meyer Pleite
Representative of the United Left in the Parliament of the European Union/Member of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens.

  • 12:00 Getting (eco)Socialism onto the Public Agenda and into the Hopes of the People.

Mr. Manuel Monereo Pérez
Political analyst and researcher at the CEPS and at the FIM.

  • 16:30 Roundtable: Ecological Justice, Social Justice, and Democracy of the Common Good (I).

◦ Mr. Manuel Monereo Pérez
Political analyst and researcher at the CEPS and at the FIM.

◦ Mr. Willy Meyer Pleite
Representative of the United Left in the Parliament of the European Union/Member of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens.
◦ Mr. Antonio Soler Valcárcel
Independent renewable energy and climate change profesional.
◦Moderator: Mr. Javier Sánchez Serna
Philosophy graduate. Member of ASEFI.

Wednesday the 18th

Philosophy and Environmental Protection

  • 09:30 Revolutionary Politics and Environmental Protection. Política revolucionaria y Ecología. Based on the work of F. Guatarri.

◦ Mr. Francisco José Martínez Martínez
Philosophy Professor at the UNED.

  • 10:30 Ecología, democracia y bienes comunes.

◦ Mr. David Hernández Castro
Doctoral researcher. National University of Remote Education (UNED).

  • 12:00 Environmental Protection and Hermeneutics throughout History

◦ Ms. Maria Teresa Oñate Zubía
Philosophy Professor at the UNED.

  • 13:00 Roundtable: Political and Philosophical Contributions to an Ecological Democracy.

◦ Mr. Francisco José Martínez Martínez
Philosophy Professor at the UNED.

◦ Mr. David Hernández Castro
Doctoral researcher. National University of Remote Education (UNED).
◦ Ms. Maria Teresa Oñate Zubía
Philosophy Professor at the UNED.

◦Moderator: Mr. Alejandro Moreno Lax
Doctorate in Philosophy. Member of ASEFI.

  • 16:30 Roundtable: Ecological Justice, Social Justice, and Democracy of the Common Good (II).

◦ Mr. Andrés Pedreño Cánovas
Professor of Sociology at the University of Murcia.
◦ Mr. Manuel Tovar Arce
Professor of Economics at the University of Murcia.
◦ Ms. María Teresa Vicente Giménez
Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Murcia.
◦Moderator: Mr. Patricio Hernández Pérez
Cultural Consultand and President of the Citizens’ Forum.

Thursday the 19th

Environmental Protection, Feminism, and Cosmopolitanism

  • 10:00 From Political Realism to Ecological Cosmopolitanism.

◦ Mr. Antonio Campillo Meseguer
Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the Philosophy Department at the University of Murcia, President of the Spanish Conference of the Deanery of Philosophy and President of the Spanish Philosophy Network (REF).

  • 12:00 Materialist Ecofiminism: Policies of live, policies of time.

◦Ms. María José Guerra Palmero
Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Lake Tenerife.

  • 16:30 Roundtable: Environmental Protection, Feminism, and Cosmopolitanism.

◦Mr. Antonio Campillo Meseguer
Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the Philosophy Department at the University of Murcia, President of the Spanish Conference of the Deanery of Philosophy and President of the Spanish Philosophy Network (REF).
◦Ms. María José Guerra Palmero
Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Lake Tenerife.
◦Ms. Francisca Baraza Martínez
Graduate of Biology. Minister of the Office of the Presidency of the Autonomous Communty of Murcia.
◦Moderator: Ms. Lucía Hernández
Journalist and presenter for Hoy por Hoy, Cadena Ser, Murcia.

Friday the 20th

Political Ecology

  • 10:00 Social Ecology: Analysis of some Recent Socioenvironmental Conflicts (I).

◦Mr. Miguel Angel Esteve Selma
Professor of Ecology at the University of Murcia.

  • 11:00 Social Ecology: Analysis of some Recent Socioenvironmental Conflicts (II).

◦ Mr. Pedro Baños Paez
Professor of Sociology at the University of Murcia.

  • 12:30 Environmental Protection and Alternative Policies.

◦ Mr. Pedro Costa Morata
Sociologist, Engineer, and Profesor at the Politechnic University of Madrid.

  • 16:30 What Is and Should Be in Environmental Protection Policies: Is there still a Margen for Transitions, or should We be Preparing for Collapse?

◦ Mr. Jorge Riechmann Fernández

Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Saturday the 21st

Crises and Alternatives. The Turn to Ecosocialism

  • 10:00 Democratising Europe. The Ecosocialist Alternative.
    •12:30 Roundtable: Political and Ecologcal Alternatives Facing the Crisis.

◦ Mr. Pedro Costa Morata
Sociologist, Engineer, and Profesor at the Politechnic University of Madrid.

◦ Ms. Corinne Morel Darleux
Representative of the Leftist Party (Party of the Left – Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes), France.
◦ Mr. José Antonio Pujante Diekmann
Professor of Philosophy and Representative of the United Left & the Greens in the Assembly of Murcia.
◦Moderator: Mr. Antonio Campillo Meseguer
Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the Philosophy Department at the University of Murcia, President of the Spanish Conference of the Deanery of Philosophy and President of the Spanish Philosophy Network (REF).

 

  • Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Diplomas