On 29 and 30 June, the Forum for debate on the impact of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Garbiñe Iztueta, director for the promotion and dissemination of the Basque language of the Etxepare Basque Institute, will participate in the forum organized by the Consejo de Cultura Gallega in collaboration with the Council of Europe.
In 1992, the Council of Europe ratified the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages as the most relevant legal instrument for the protection of minority languages in Europe. This year marks the 25th anniversary, time to evaluate its impact and its timeliness.
The objective of this forum is to open a space for debate on the fulfillment of the commitments established in articles 7 and 13 of the Charter. To this end, the Forum has representatives from each regional or minority language covered by the Charter: Amazigh, Ceuti Arab, Aragonese, Aranese, Asturian, Caló, Catalan, Euskera (represented by Garbiñe Iztueta), Galician, Leonese and Portuguese.