“Bidaide” programme

The Bidaide Programme  is a comprehensive linguistic planning based programme designed to develop native language speaking communities.

Its objective is to create a cooperative relationship –with Garabide’s mediation-  between Basque experience related organisations and people, public or social organisations working for language recovery in different minority language communities in the world


  • It is a system based on the accompanying concept, a new cooperation system based on experience sharing.
  • It is the result of the will to develop language revitalisation strategies from the Basque experience.
  • It activates Basque promoters and promoters from other native language communities of the world at the same time.
  • It is a shared-non-assistance programme. It does not create a dependent relationship as its aim is not to just fund projects
  • It is a comprehensive programme that integrates several activities and promoters: exchanges, recurrent training, advising…

We are currently developing Bidaide programmes with Nasa people in Colombia, Nahuatls in Mexico, Kichwas in Ecuador, Kaqchiquel Mayas in Guatemala, Aimaras and Qechuas in Bolivia, Maya people of Yucatán in Mexico, Mapuches in Chile, Kurdish in Kurdistan and Amazighs in northern Africa. 

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