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Basque Language Academy awarded the European Parliament Citizen’s Prize

11 Jun 2013

Basque Language Academy awarded the European Parliament Citizen’s Prize

The European Parliament has just granted the European Citizens’ Prize to Euskaltzaindia, the Basque Language Academy, for its long, outstanding activities to foster transnational cooperation between the Basque-speaking territories of Spain and France.

NPLD members gather for annual meeting in the Basque Country

10 Jun 2013

NPLD members gather for annual meeting in the Basque Country

On June 6 and 7, the NPLD held its annual General Assembly and Steering Committee in Bilbao, in which members discussed the Network’s lines of action and the work to be developed over the next following months.

UNESCO and the Government of Catalonia's cooperation agreement

10 Jun 2013

UNESCO and the Government of Catalonia's cooperation agreement

On 3 June, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and the Government of Catalonia signed an agreement to cooperate in the fields of education, cultural and linguistic diversity and sciences as drives of sustainable development.

Guide on language use observation launched

09 Jun 2013

Guide on language use observation launched

Guide on language use observation launched at the NPLD General Assembly in Bilbao On the occasion of the NPLD’s General Assembly meeting in Bilbao on June 6, the NPLD launched the Guide to Language Use Observation, a report aimed at measuring the health and vitality of the Basque language by using street observation methods.

Civil society language associations gather to demand ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by France

31 May 2013

Civil society language associations gather to demand ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by France

Hundreds of civil society associations working in the field of language promotion gathered at the 5th World Forum on Human Rights, which took place in Nantes (France) on May 24, to demand that the French State ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the only legally-binding international instrument aimed at promoting Europe’s linguistic minorities.

Votes in favor of co-official status for Corsican language

24 May 2013

Votes in favor of co-official status for Corsican language

After two days of intense meetings, commissions, negotiations and 112 amendments, the Corsican Assembly voted on May 17 in favor of making the Corsican language co-official along with French in the island of Corsica

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