Euskara Munduan 2021-2022 in figures

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2021-12-20

The aim of the Euskara Munduan programme is to achieve a greater number of Basque speakers at Euskal Etxeak (Basque centres) around the world. The Etxepare Basque Institute alocates funding to the centres, the amount of which depends on the number of students and class hours. Between October 2020 and September 2021, 242,000 euros were earmarked for Basque courses in Europe and America. For Basque courses running from October 2021 and September 2022, the centres will receive 290,000 euros, for a total of 532,000 euros.

1,801 and 1,661 people were enrolled in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, respectively. The number dropped slightly compared to the previous academic year (2019-2020), with 1,907 students. In the 2021-2022 school year, more than 21,480,000 hours of Basque will be taught.

The trend in funding for this programme is as follows: €242,000 in 2020, €241,000 in 2019 and €234,000 in 2018. Among the Euskal Etxeak that have received the most support for the new school year are the Federation of Basque-Argentine Entities, the Euskal Etxea- Cultural Centre of Barcelona, the Madrid Euskal Etxea-Hogar Vasco, the Eskual Etxea of Paris, and the Bordeleko Eskualdunen Biltzarra.

This programme has its origins in the Argentinan Euskaraz initiative, created in 1990 to revive the Euskara at the Euskal Etxeak. Run by the Etxepare Basque Institute since 2018, the programme has implemented the following activities: training teachers, supplying material to the centres to facilitate classes, and providing financial support for Basque language courses for adults. The Etxepare Basque Institute has taken on the task of managing Basque language learning and teaching activities at these Basque centres in the diaspora.

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