In Brittany as elsewhere, visibility in public space has been an essential factor in language revitalisation.
Under french rule, Breton and Gallo speakers have suffered intense government discrimination.
Portuguese, the historical language of the nation of Galiza in the spanish state is by no means a "small" language, in the predatory logic of language domination.
Only collective political action could reverse the current loss
New initiatives such as ikastolas (Basque language school) have attempted to establish an immersive Corsican education.
The Corsican language is the illegitimate, surprise child, of the imposing of French on the island.
'Ha estat tot un honor que el MHP Alex Salmond hagi acceptat la invitació, calia esmenar una narrativa catalana poc honesta sobre l'autodeterminació i el referèndum d'Escòcia' Anna Arqué.
It is said that mountains separate communities and nations, but mountains can also unite them. This happened on the night of 2 July 2022, when the Basque and Catalan Peoples held a joint event (Pyrenean Way, Pirinioetako Bidea in Basque and Via Pirinenca in Catalan), an event to light up more than 300 peaks in the Pyrenees, from the Atlantic Ocean (Basque Country) to the Mediterranean (Catalonia), forming a 440-kilometre line of light. A spectacular event, to demand the right of self-determination for Catalonia and the Basque Country, and, by extension, for all stateless nations in Europe.
Language and Education is a 'hot topic' for many european countries and milions of European citizens.
Europeans whose national languages have to struggle with both: the increasing anglicisation of the educational system and/or the state violence suffered in a daily basis without an independent state of their own to defend their culture.
It took half a century before the first steps were taken and the complete Dutchification of Flanders took more than a hundred years.
After the struggle for Dutch, now against English?
Representatives from other European countries (Catalonia, FlanderS, Scotland, Veneto) are invited to tell us South Tyroleans about their situation and, last but not least, to celebrate together with us.
Freedom and Independence
The response of the independentist parties of the Catalan Government is to agree with Spanish Goverment parties a proposal to avoid an open confrontation with the state.
The problem is not only in Madrid but also in Barcelona.
ICEC and VVB bring concerns to the European Parliament.
In recent months, you could read various contributions on the ICEC website, Twitter and Facebook page about the education and language situation in the ICEC countries.
With this knowledge built up over months, we are now going to the European Parliament in Brussels.