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IV World Congress of Basque Communities to take place in Bilbao
Under the motto Zubigintzan (Building Bridges), the IV World Congress of Basque Communities will gather for the first time in Bilbao representatives of the Basques abroad from July 9 to July 13, 2007.
The Basque Government, through the Directorate for Relations with Basque Communities, is organizing the IV World Congress that, under the motto of Zubigintzan (Building Bridges) will gather for the first time in Bilbao, representatives of the Basques abroad from July 9 to July 13, 2007.
As stated in Law 8/1994, every four years a World Congress will be held in order to promote the encounter and relations among the Basque Clubs and Communities (NABO, FEVA,...) and the Basque institutions. Three representatives from each country with a registered Federation of Basque Clubs, or from countries without a Federation but registered Basque Clubs will be attending as full right members. Up to now, three Congresses have been celebrated.
This IV Congress, under the motto Zubigintzan, will try to promote and open new communication ways among individuals, associations, companies and governments, building bridges in many different directions with the main goal of narrowing the distance between the Basque Country and its diaspora.
A document of conclusions will be written based on the deliberations of the Congress. These conclusions will be read before the Advisory Board of Basque Communities, for their consideration while elaborating the Four Year Institutional Action Plan 2008-2011.
All participants of the IV Congress of Basque Communities will have to fill the application form with their personal data before May the 10th, 2007. The three representatives of the countries with officially registered Basque Clubs will be the full right members of the Congress, as well as the special guests of the Lehendakari and the speakers.
The full program can be found on the website of the Basque Government.
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