UNEATLANTICO organizes a seminar on telecommunications within the framework of its Jean Monnet Chair

14 Sep 2023
UNEATLANTICO organizes a seminar on telecommunications within the framework of its Jean Monnet Chair

The Universidad Europea del Atlántico (European University of the Atlantic) (UNEATLANTICO) will organize next September 18 and 19 in the auditorium of the faculty the seminar “Telecommunications Policy of the European Union,” which is held as part of the inauguration of the second course of the Jean Monnet Chair “Telecommunications Policy in the EU and the Information Society,” which is held by the institution.

The seminar will take place in a hybrid format and will be streamed live on the university’s YouTube channel.

Some of the country’s most important telecommunications institutions will participate in the two-day event. The session will also provide an opportunity to take stock of the first academic year of the Jean Monnet Chair. Last year, the European Commission, through the Erasmus+ program, awarded the this university chair to UNEATLANTICO with the aim of strengthening teaching and research on the integration of member states.

After the inauguration of the seminar by Rubén Calderón, rector of UNEATLANTICO, the first conference on Monday, September 18, will be given by Fermín Fontecha from the Subdirectorate General for Telecommunications Management to explain the regulation of telecommunications in the European Union.

Jorge Pérez, professor at the Digital Governance Forum (IGF), will give the lecture “Internet Governance in the European Union.” The first day of conferences will be closed by Adriana Gutiérrez, technician of the Cybersecurity Demonstration Laboratory of the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), to detail some trends in cybersecurity in 5G networks.

On Tuesday, September 19, Manuel Masías, director of the Higher Polytechnic School of UNEATLANTICO, will speak on the challenges facing the university in the field of telecommunications. Professor Eduardo Artal Latorre, from the Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) of Cantabria, will give the lecture “ICT professionals and the Telecommunications Policy of the European Union.”

Miguel López-Coronado, director of the Chair, will give the session “Electronic Communications in the European Union: perspectives.” Silvia Aparicio, UNEATLANTICO’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Faculty, will be in charge of closing the seminar.

Through this type of event, the university reinforces its commitment to Europe, through agreements with European universities, from teaching, but also in the framework of international research projects funded by the European Union.

Also, recently, the European Commission placed the university with nine other Spanish universities to coordinate projects within the framework of Erasmus+ that serve to modernize and increase the quality of higher education in third countries around the world.