Organisation

Organisation

The Etxepare Basque Institute is a public institution with a staff of 14. The Institute is led by a general director. Activities are channeled through two main divisions, the Department of Culture and the Department of Language and University, each with their respective competences and areas of work.

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

Team

  • General Director

    Irene Larraza Aizpurua

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  • Department of Culture

    We promote Basque culture and creators around the world. We organize quality artistic activities and work in collaboration with international partners on prestigious programmes to ensure the participation of Basque creators. We promote and facilitate exchange and long-term collaboration between creators, professionals, stakeholders, and local and international institutions. We foster opportunities for the mobility of Basque creators and their work, and support Basque literary translation.

    Director: Imanol Otaegi Mitxelena

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    Alberto Irazu Ibañeza-irazu@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 402

    Alexander Aginagalde Lopeza-aginagaldelopez@etxepare.eus |+34 943 023 406

    Kizkitza Galartza Arregik-galartza@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 409

     

  • Department of Language and Universities

    We promote Basque studies and academic research in international universities and research institutions. We encourage a knowledge of Euskara among Basque communities around the world. We strive to disseminate knowledge surrounding the reality of the Basque language at international linguistic conferences and in academic forums and networks.

    Director: Garbiñe Iztueta Goizueta

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    Eneko Agirre Maiorairakurletzak@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 407

    Kinku Zinkunegi Uzkudunjf-zinkunegi@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 415

    Lourdes Perosanz Lasuenl-perosanzlasuen@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 411

  • Communications Department

    We handle the organization´s communications and brand management. We manage digitalization processes and support the directors in strategic and administrative matters.

    Manager: Mikel Lasa Iza

    Amalia Ibargutxi Landazuri | a-ibargutxi@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 408

  • Department of Finance, Legal Affairs and Administration

    In charge of legal advice, economic oversight, file processing and human resource management.

    Technical Secretary: Elena Arrieta Urdangarin

    Itziar Bueno Errandoneai-bueno@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 400
    Deborah Solla Sampedro | d-solla@etxepare.eus | +34 943 023 410

  • Executive Committee

    President: Bingen Zupiria

    • Gorka Alvarez Aranburu
    • Miren Itziar Agirre Berriotxoa
    • Estibaliz Alkorta Barragan
    • Myriam Miranda Berroeta
    • Jaime Otamendi Muñagorri
    • Irene Larraza Aizpurua
  • Board of Trustees

    Ex-officio members

    • Iñigo Urkullu Renteria, President
    • Bingen Zupiria Gorostidi, Minister of Culture and Linguistic Policy of the Basque Government
    • Mª Angeles Elorza Zubiria, General Secretary of Foreign Action of the Basque Government
    • Andoni Iturbe Amorebieta, Vice-Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Basque Government
    • Adolfo Morais Ezquerro, Vice-Minister of Universities and Research of the Basque Government
    • Miren Dobaran Urrutia, Vice-Minister of Linguistic Policy of the Basque Government
    • Miren Itziar Agirre Berriotxoa, Vice-Minister of Finance and Financial Policy
    • Lorea Bilbao Ibarra, Representative of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia
    • Miren Garbiñe Mendizabal Mendizabal, Representative of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa
    • Lexuri Ugarte Aretxaga, Representative of the Provincial Council of Álava
    • Irene Larraza Aizpurua, director of the Etxepare Basque Institute

    Non ex-officio members

    Members representing Basque literature, philology and culture

    • Josune Ariztondo Akarregi
    • Ana Urkiza Ibaibarriaga
    • Junkal Gutiérrez Mangado
    • Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez
    • Nagore Ipiña Larrañaga
    • Beatriz Herraez Dieguez
    • María Pilar López López
    • Vanesa Fernández Guerra
    • Jaime Otamendi Muñagorri
    • Ana Toledo Leceta
    • Oscar Castaño Baleirón
    • Ana López Asensio
    • Laura Etxebarria Lus
    • Myriam Miranda Berroeta
    • Leire Bilbao Barruetabeña

    Members representing the different professional sectors of culture, on proposal of the Basque Parliament:

    • Zigor Samaniego
    • Amaia Espinosa
    • Jasone Agirre Garitaonandia
    • Ramon Etxezarreta Aizpuru
    • Xabier Olabarrieta Arnaiz

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