The aim of the Bastir movement is to bring Occitanism into town councils and inter-municipal bodies, as a movement of active Occitans who are engaged in social life, with an eye to language, culture and territory.
In the coming weeks, the movement will organize meetings and political debates across Occitania. The next meeting will be on February 9 in Toulouse, where the movement expects to get more people on board.
In the 2014 local elections, Bastir got a few more than 50 councillors elected, in its first ever electoral race.
(This news is adapted from Jornalet, an Occitan news site with which Nationalia maintains a cooperation agreement.)