Report on situation of official languages to be made on a regular basis

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2022-05-26

A report on the state of the Basque, Catalan and Galician languages will be drawn up twice a year to raise awareness on cultural creation. Irene Larraza, director of the Extepare Basque Institute; Pere Almeda, director of Institut Ramon Llull; Martín López-Vega, cabinet director of the Instituto Cervantes; and Rosario Álvarez, president of the Consello da Cultura Galega met at the Galician institution two years after the signing of the first joint agreement to support linguistic diversity and cultural plurality.

The drafting of this six-monthly report on the situation of the respective languages will begin in the coming months by setting up a technical working committee. The report will provide statistical indicators common to all languages, as well as formulating conclusions and proposals.

Among the approved initiatives is to promote an intercultural and multidisciplinary exhibition to showcase the most contemporary creative work in different languages and cultures. This would be a travelling event, with the aim of raising the profile of creation in music, video and film, dance, etc.

They have also made progress on other initiatives such as developing a procedure to facilitate contemporary literary translation between the different official languages.

 

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