Sietske Poepjes, new NPLD's Chair

NPLD is happy to announce the results of the elections to Chair and Vice Chair held during its annual General Assembly meeting in Soraga, Fassa Valley (Italy) on 9th June: 

Chair: Ms. Sietske Poepjes, regional Minister responsible for Frisian Language and Culture, in the Netherlands.


Vice-Chair: Mr. Gregorio Ferreiro Fente, representative of the Government of Galicia, in Spain.

Ms. Sabrina Rasom, representative of the Ladin community in Fassa Valley, Province of Trento in Italy, is the third member of the NPLD's Chair's Committee.

Before his term ended, the former Chair Mr. Patxi Baztarrika thanked all the NPLD members for having given him the opportunity of leading such a unique project targeted to jointly enhance the use of Regional and Minority languages from a European level. Baztarrika took the opportunity to remind us all that "a new approach for linguistic diversity in Europe comes along with more democracy and a better coexistence". [Spanish version / Euskera version]

Click here to see the press release and further details on Fassa Valley resolutions.





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