Basque Global Network: The Digital Diaspora

Basque Global Network: The Digital Diaspora

DECEMBER 5, 2016
by Ander Egiluz Beramendi in Basque tribune

The Basque people have always been adventurous. Either for necessity or fueled by the desire to discover the unknown, Basques have migrated and traveled to the Americas, to Africa, and to the northern seas. These events have shaped the history of Euskal Herria (the Basque Country) and its people. Paradoxically, the Basques have also been very attached to their land and culture. This is one of the reasons that over 150 Basque clubs have been founded around the world, creating a rich network of euskaldunak (Basques).

In the 21st Century, Basques are still migrating for similar motives, but in very different ways. Also, living in a digital era, the means of communication have also changed drastically. As a response to this reality, the government of the Autonomous Community of Euskadi, through the General Secretariat for Foreign Affairs, has created Basque Global Network: a digital platform aimed at connecting Basques and Basque Country enthusiasts around the world.

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