The University renewed its agreement with the Parliament of Navarre, 2012
As a novelty, communication activities are incorporated as part of the agreement, offering a prize for a Parliamentary Chronicle, among others.
The University of Navarra has renewed its agreement with the Parliament of Navarra. The institution's President, Alberto Catalán, and the Chancellor of the University, Angel J. Gómez-Montoro, were present at the signing of the agreement. The agreement, which has been in force since 2002, entails the joint implementation of activities until 2012 and it has a maximum budget of 51,750 Euros.
The main novelty in this agreement is the inclusion of activities developed through the School of Communication, such as a Parliamentary Chronicle prize worth 500 Euros that will allow students of Journalism to attend the plenary sessions of the parliament and write a chronicle. Likewise, a professional journalist specializing in parliamentary affairs will be invited to come and discuss his profession with the students.
As part of the Masters degree in Political and Corporate Communication a visit has been planned to get to know how the public institution and its communication service is organised and how it functions.
In addition, a contest has been organised for A-level students in their first and second years of the sixth form to present videos about the parliament as an institution, or on more general subjects such as democracy, rights and obligations, citizenship, etc.. Finally, meetings between university students and parliamentarians will be organised, adopting an academic but open format.
The new agreement, which consolidates the activities of the Civic Parliament, foresees activities aimed at the general public and specifically, at teachers, students and professionals from leisure and community centres. In addition, a programme of visits will be promoted for first year university students studying distinct aspects of education, as well as organising a debate on democracy, and a round table on the role and challenges facing public institutions.
In terms of the work carried out in 2011 by the university students in Navarra regarding the understanding, attitudes and skills associated with civic participation, it is proposed that this will be presented at three international conferences that will be held next summer in Burgos, Madrid and Cadiz.
Finally, the 'Parliamentary Forum " will continue its activities, which includes the call of the tenth edition of the Parliamentary Law Award for research studies and training sessions, conferences and visits to the headquarters of the chamber.