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Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 14:24 p.m.

The URJC analyzes African legal integration in depth

The URJC analyzes African legal integration in depth The URJC analyzes African legal integration in depth

The Rey Juan Carlos University holds a conference where this process and its implications with the European Union will be analyzed

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

The URJC has scheduled the conference 'The European Union and African legal integration projects' to be held this Thursday on the Fuenlabrada campus (17pm Aula Magna del Aulario III).

The objective, says Fernando Bermejo, organizer of the event and professor of History of Law and Institutions, is “to learn about a process little known in Europe, linking it to the idea of ​​the subject of Legal History of European Integration.”

The African process, explains Fernando Bermejo, “was stopped by the political weakness of the institutions of many of the countries on the continent that experienced various coups d'état after the decolonization processes. “African integration has been revived thanks to regional initiatives such as, for example, the Gulf of Guinea Commission.”

In this sense, the day includes Benjamín Maye, responsible for Prevention, Management and Conflict Resolution of said Commission, who will explain what this regional process consists of and its lines of cooperation with the European Union.

In addition, professors and professors from the University of Alicante and the URJC will analyze the phenomenon of immigration or the border problems between Spain and Morocco located, mainly, in Ceuta and Melilla. Likewise, the idea of ​​functionalism and federalism in political integrations will be discussed.

Representatives of embassies from several African countries are expected to attend.

“We want the conference to serve as a basis for conducting research on the African integration process and generating lines of collaboration between the URJC and different countries on the continent,” explains Fernando Bermejo. “For the evolution of Africa itself and what affects us in Spain and Europe, it is important that legal integration be consolidated. In Africa there are very different realities. The agenda that the African Union (AU) has established for the consolidation of the different processes is between the years 20 and 63 of this century. All progress in integration will bring closer values ​​such as peace, the rule of law or democracy and freedom, already consolidated in Europe. Which would favor economic growth that would have an influence on the migration phenomenon,” adds the URJC professor.

A day that serves as a complement for all people, students or not, who already know the process of European legal integration and want to discover how the different initiatives are being developed in a continent as close and little known as the African one.