EuskarAbentura is a walking expedition that will take 120 boys and girls between 16 and 17 years old from both the seven Basque territories and the diaspora to explore the Basque geography and learn about our culture and history. From July 1st to 31st, they will complete 783 kilometers in 31 stages, 483 of them on foot. This year’s will be the second edition.
Following sections of different routes of the Camino de Santiago, they will cross Euskal Herria, from Maule to Getxo. In addition to the seven capitals, they will visit places declared World Heritage by UNESCO, as well as forests, beaches, museums, farmland, caves, ports, castles, meadows, monuments and emblematic buildings, villages, salt marshes, homesteads…
Several workshops and seminars of all kinds will enrich the experience. Professionals working in different areas (musicians, sociolinguists, actors and actresses, bertsolaris, journalists, dancers, writers, sportsmen/women …) will now and then join the adventure and share with the youth some hours and many knowledge.
OBJECTIVES AND VALUES
EuskarAbentura aims to mix and put in contact girls and boys from very diverse linguistic, social, economic and cultural realities. Even for a month, they will experience and live in basque language this unforgettable experience that will take them to know the land of euskara in a broad sense, and always among friends. The EuskarAbentura project seeks, in addition, that the network of relationships created during a month will last beyond the expedition.
Therefore, these are the main objectives of the project:
➢ Promote and normalize the use of basque language among young people.
➢ Create and enrich a new network of young basque speakers.
➢ Guarantee the transmission of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of Basque Country.
Besides, experiencing EuskarAbentura implies, per se, the acquisition of certain values:
➢ Sustainable and healthy living habits
➢ Forms of sustainable tourism