In brief

Basque Country to bring together 75 activists, young speakers of minoritised languages in July

Applications open for participation in international meeting HIGA

A snapshot from a previous edition of HIGA.
A snapshot from a previous edition of HIGA. Author: HIGA
Some 75 young speakers and activists of minoritised languages will meet in Gasteiz (Vitoria, Basque Country) next July for the fourth edition of the International Meeting of Speakers of Minoritised Languages (HIGA). The event aims to create a network of speakers and activists of these languages and to offer them training, including talks and workshops.

The organising committee is keeping open until 16 April the selection process for participants, which will be governed by the “main criterion” of “guaranteeing the diversity of all kinds of participants.”

The meeting’s first edition took place in 2011. It was not until 2018 that the second edition was held, at which point it was rebranded as HIGA. The Gasteiz City Council decided that from then on it would be organised every two years. The third, scheduled for 2020, had to be postponed until 2021 and was finally held online because of the covid pandemic.