29 years have passed since the former Franciscan convent first opened its doors for the Adje Summer Course, the embryo of the current summer university of the southern municipality. On July 15, 1993, former foreign minister, socialist Fernando Moran, who was then a MEP, was in charge of delivering the inaugural lecture, which focused on the role of the Ibero-American community in the United Nations.
Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga’s personal commitment to bringing the culture and training closer to his neighbours, mostly devoted to construction and services in full tourist development in the south, has been consolidated over time. Other personalities such as former President Felipe González, former UNESCO Director-General Federico Meyer Zaragoza, Judge Baltasar Garzón or philosopher Sami Nair have made their mark on the southern stage over the years.
Following the pandemic’s restrictions, the Summer University of Adje (UVA) is back with a vengeance this year and is doing so by fixing the face-to-face format, once the restrictions have been deactivated due to the pandemic. Between 18 and 22 July, a wide range of training will be offered, with 11 three-day courses and nine one-afternoon workshops. The registration period will open next Monday and the cost of registration will be 25 Euros, in the case of courses, and 10 workshops.
In this year’s edition, the central theme of the courses will revolve around emotional wellness and health, and in line with the commitment, the inaugural speaker will be a teacher specializing in emotional intelligence, Mar Romera, author of several books aimed at school and childhood.
At the presentation ceremony, the rector of La Laguna University, Rosa Aguilar, highlighted the return to face-to-face courses, which she described as “very important”, as “this summer university is not only a teaching proposition, but a meeting for students”. point.
In addition, he highlighted the close collaboration with ADJ City Council, which is involved in the start-up of a university campus and in the development of EBAU tests in its municipal facilities for two years.
At the event held at ULL’s Oula Magna, which was also attended by the Vice-Rector of Culture and Social Participation, Juan Albino Méndez, and Councilor of Culture María Rosario Clavijo, a poster announcing the courses was presented, by artist Oriol Cruz. A work, which combines the ideas of buildings in the Southern Municipality from different perspectives with people of different ages and ethnicities.
The eleven courses to be taught will be the following: Communication, Loss and Grief by Alfonso Miguel García, Participation and Community Development in My Neighborhood (Vicente Zapata), Performing Arts for the Development of Communication Skills (Javier Rivero), Anthropology of Death (Alfonso García) , The direction and management of social services after the pandemic (Juan Manuel Herrera), Cognitive bias (Christian Rosales), Are there differences between men and women? (Angela Torbe), Image is nothing, story is everything (Patricia Delponti), the explosion of the Cambre Vieja in La Palma (Candelaria Martin), emotional intelligence (Christian Rosales) and the integration of the SDGs into the operations and communication of smaller and smaller Medium-sized outfits (Patricia Delponti).
Planned workshops are: Mental Health by Eduardo Vera, Spanish Sign Language (Carmen Rodriguez), Science and Pseudoscience (Luis Capote), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology (Teresa Miro), New Employment Contracts after Labor Reforms (Dulce Caros), Grassroots Sports As a tool for value education (Pablo Canero) and botanical-themed trails (Victoria Martin).