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Friday, April 19, 2024 at 14:19

The URJC collaborates in the report 'A Spanish vision of the EU 2024-2029'

The URJC collaborates in the report 'A Spanish vision of the EU 2024-2029' The URJC collaborates in the report 'A Spanish vision of the EU 2024-2029'

The rector and vice-rector of International Relations have participated in this work directed by the Spanish diplomat Javier Elorza, who wants to serve as an instrument for the period that will open after the next European elections in June. The report was presented at the European institutions located in Brussels last Wednesday and Thursday.

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

The Rey Juan Carlos University has participated in the preparation of this extensive report promoted by civil society, which is articulated in three main sections: Institutional Governance Issues, Thematic and Sectoral Study and Foresight.

This work has been presented to Spanish MEPs and members of the European Commission during this week.

The rector of the URJC, Javier Ramos, participated in the second part, with an article on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Health. In his reflection, he concludes that “through the intensive use of AI in the European health system, we will pass from a sealed medical practice to a predictive, personalized medicine, in which each patient participates in the management of their health, and is also possible (sustainable). In this new medical practice
The data is vital and each patient must be accompanied by their medical data lake throughout
their life, allowing them to roam throughout the EU.”

For her part, María Luisa Humanes, vice-rector for International Relations, has coordinated and prepared the Foresight part, which suggests actions to be carried out by the European institutions such as “guaranteeing a new European social contract suitable for a sustainable future.” or “adapt public budgets to sustainability” among many others.

Furthermore, this part also establishes some key areas for Spain, among which are issues such as streamlining the digital transformation, promoting greater social and economic justice or reinforcing democratic values ​​and freedoms, among different topics.

In this part there is also a section dedicated to the opinions and perceptions of Spanish citizens about the European Union. What can be extracted from it is that Spaniards consider themselves deeply European and consider that belonging to the European Union has brought more benefits than harms. On the other hand, they do not support all European policies equally. For example, the creation of a future European army does not have as much support.

The report has been directed by Javier Elorza, a Spanish diplomat behind the major agreements within the Union. Furthermore, the part dedicated to the Thematic and Sectoral Study has been coordinated by Francisco Fonseca, a member of the team that participated in the negotiation of the Maastricht and Amsterdam treaties, as well as in the drafting of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, among others. functions linked to the EU.

According to María Luisa Humanes, “having been invited to participate in a study of these characteristics is recognition of the university's interest in deepening European construction and also of the work we do in different areas.”

One more example of the URJC's commitment to the European Union.