This study discusses the establishment of the Etxepare Basque Institute in 2007 as a way of investigating the status of the Basque language Euskara, which was once looked down on and labeled as a lesser-used minority language, but which is now coming into greater prominence in the international arena in an era of globalization. The mission of the institute is external projection of Basque language and culture. Such projection, on one hand, presupposes the existence of a standardized language and culture to be diffused and that there is a distinction to be made between “interior” and “exterior” on the other. By analyzing the activities of the Etxepare Basque Institute, the paper aims to describe the broad range of Basque public paradiplomacy and offer a perspective on its future.
"External Projection of the Basque Language and Culture: The Etxepare Basque Institute and a Range of Public Paradiplomacy,"
BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/boga/vol1/iss1/4