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The Lehendakari welcomes the group of young people from the Euskal Etxeak participating this year in Gaztemundu

2022 December 7

The Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, accompanied by Gorka Alvarez, director for the Basque Community Abroad, received this morning the group of 20 young people from Euskal Etxeak from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the United States and Uruguay who are participating in this year’s edition of the Gaztemundu programme.

Gaztemundu is part of the Basque Country Strategy and was created in 1996 by the Basque Government with the twofold purpose of informing young people from the diaspora about the current reality of the Basque Country in all its aspects and allowing the integration of the new generations in the active life of their Basque centres. To this end, young people from the Euskal Etxeak abroad spend 15 days in the Basque Country in order to maintain contacts with institutions, organisations, companies and people working and living in the Basque Country, as well as to create platforms for contacts between young people from inside and outside the Basque Country.

The intention for Gaztemundu 2022 is to relaunch the Programme, which was interrupted in the 2020 and 2021 editions due to the restrictions imposed on international mobility by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, with this 2022 edition, the GAZTEMUNDU programme is back on track and this year is open to more participants (20 instead of 15), increasing the budget and offering participants a historical, economic and cultural overview of the Basque Country today.

The theme of this edition is to offer a vision of today’s Basque Country, connecting it with its historical evolution and cultural tradition, through visits and training activities in significant places in this regard. In this sense, between 4 and 20 December, participants will take part in workshops, discussion forums and cultural, institutional and tourist visits.

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