Photograph of the schooner Atyla, on which the students selected to participate in the CGU Maris project will make the seven-day journey.

©SailingShots by María Muiña Photography.

The resolution of the selection process carried out to appoint the 15 people who will participate in the CGU Maris, which will take place from 17 to 24 July 2022, can be consulted on the website of the activity.

The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) published yesterday on the website of the CGU Maris project the resolution of the procedure for the selection of the students from the member universities who submitted their applications for the call of the activity. In total, 36 students from nine universities affiliated to the network submitted their applications for the 15 places available. Specifically, the student body interested in the call belongs to the universities of A Coruña, Jaume I, La Laguna, Basque Country, Technical of Cartagena, Technical of a Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Seville and Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.

According to the guidelines for the call, the 15 people selected have a period of five working days, counting from the day following receipt of the e-mail notification, to accept the place they have been awarded. Twelve of them have to pay the registration fee of 260 euros, while three receive a grant covering the full cost of the activity and the round trip. These grants, reserved for students belonging to Galician public universities and whose family unit has a family income of fewer than 20,000 euros per year, are offered by the Traslatio Foundation, Sail Training Spain, Cenaútica and the Compostela Group of Universities.

Through the CGU Maris project, the network aims to contribute to the improvement of training and skills development of young people, promote knowledge of the tangible and intangible heritage of the Camino de Santiago and facilitate the enjoyment of a multicultural experience. This initiative is funded by the General Secretariat of Universities of the Xunta de Galicia and has the collaboration of the Traslatio Foundation, through its Iacobus Maris programme.

A seven-day journey

The 15 participants will take part in an extensive programme of activities from 17 to 24 July 2022, both on board the schooner Atyla and in the ports where they disembark. Through them, they will broaden their knowledge and skills in the areas of sailing and communication. Besides, various visits will bring them closer to the heritage of the Camino de Santiago and the port of call cities.