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It was in 1950 that Basque writers started working to establish their own PEN Centre. The initiative was launched in Argentina by writers who had arrived there after escaping the dictatorship in Spain. It was the writers who were involved in the Argentine Centre for Basque Studies (Instituto Argentino de Estudios Vascos) and Ekin publishing houses who created the list of Basque PEN’s first members.

Basque centre

C’est en 1950 que des écrivains basques ont commencé à œuvrer pour la création de leur propre Centre PEN. Cette initiative a été lancée en Argentine par des écrivains qui y avaient émigré pour fuir la dictature en Espagne. Ce sont les écrivains membres du Centre argentin d’études basques (Instituto Argentino de Estudios Vascos) et les maisons d’édition Ekin qui ont créé la liste des premiers membres du PEN basque.

Centro Vasco

Fue en 1950 cuando los escritores vascos comenzaron a trabajar para constituir su propio Centro PEN. La iniciativa la lanzaron en Argentina escritores que habían llegado allí después de escapar de la dictadura en España. Los propios escritores participaron en el Instituto Argentino de Estudios Vascos y las editoriales Ekin crearon la lista de los primeros miembros del PEN Vasco.

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1 International Mother Language Day 2016

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2 Sámi writers in Bilbao

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3 Teresa Toda’s case

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4 Founders in exile in Guatemala

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5 Plaque commemorating Eguna

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6 Basque Centre Board in 2008

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7 Teresa Toda at WiPC Conference

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8 Basque Centre Board in 2007

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9 Brochure on the Egin Case

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10 125 Languages poster

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11 The Donostia Protocol

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12 Article in Euzko Gogoa

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13 Hadi Butimar and Layla Hassanpour

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