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Basque is the language of the Basque people and the cultural banner of the Basque Country. The normalization and teaching of Basque, and the promotion of Basque culture within and beyond our borders are the aims of these organizations.

Etxepare Euskal Institutua

Independent agency of the Basque Government responsible for promoting Basque arts, culture and language worldwide.

Department of Culture and Language Policy

This is the Basque Government department responsible for overseeing the normalisation of the Basque language and promoting and disseminating artistic and cultural activities.


Cultural information run by the Department of Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government. Kulturklic features a calendar of latest news in the area of culture and grant opportunities for industry professionals.


Founded in 1918, Euskaltzaindia is the official academy in charge of safeguarding the Basque language. Its mission is to study and formulate grammar rules, promote its use and protect its rights.


Using the Basque tradition of improvised verse (bertsolaritza) as a cornerstone, the aim of Mintzola is to open a debate on oral tradition and encourage interaction between other associated disciplines.


Platform that brings together several associations aimed at developing the Basque language to its full potential.


Movement that brings together Basque language associations and local media in order to encourage and increase the use of Basque in everyday life.

Other prominent cultural entities:

EKE (Euskal Kultur Erakundea):

Cultural institution based in the Northern Basque Country (France) whose mission is to promote the Basque culture.

Institución Príncipe de Viana

Cultural entity of the Government of Navarre responsible for conserving and promoting the region’s cultural heritage, developing cultural events and supporting artists.

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