The main goal of the Euskara Munduan (Basque in the world) programme is to gain Basque speakers in the global Basque Clubs. The Argentinan Euskaraz (Basque in Argentina) plan was created in 1990 with the aim of recovering the presence of Basque in the Basque Clubs there and, some years later, it became Euskara Munduan.
Since 2018 the Etxepare Basque Institute has run the programme and developed the following functions within the Euskara Munduan initiative.
- Teacher training.
- Providing didactic material for Basque-language courses.
- With that goal in mind, subsidising Basque-language studies for adults.
The Etxepare Basque Institute has incorporated into its functions promoting activities aimed at learning and teaching Basque in the Basque Clubs, and this is included in the agreement signed with HABE on 1st December 2017.
As such, the Institute works in the following areas:
1. Teacher training
Teacher training is one of the principal foundations of Euskara Munduan. In spite of the fact that, in recent years, there have been great advances as regards human resources, there is still a long way to go. Some Basque Clubs have trained their own teachers, yet there is still a demand. The biggest challenge is for every Basque Club to have sufficient human resources to keep this activity going.
2. Providing didactic material for Basque-language courses
Materials published by HABE and other institutions are sent to the Basque Clubs. However, bearing in mind the advances taking place in online teaching, we are developing specific didactic material both for in-person classes and for distance learning. Etxepare is making a significant effort to promote new didactic material and teach people how to use it. In order to do so, meetings are held annually with teachers.
3. Subsidising Basque-language studies for adults
The Etxepare Basque Institute publishes an annual call to subsidise the Basque-language courses given in the Basque Clubs.
Within the framework of this call, the Institute signs agreements with the Basque Club federations or with individual Basque Clubs specifying what is to be established by the terms of these agreements.