HIGA! 2023: 4th Summit of Young Speakers from Minoritized Languages

17.Jul - 21. Jul, 2023 Cod. G13-23


On the one hand, the key to the future of minoritized languages will be that new generations want to revitalize their languages. On the other hand, by working together between different language communities, you can share experiences and knowledge and build networks of cooperation. There are many ways to train and activate youngster in language revitalization, for example, a four-day summit organized by and for young people.



To offer young Basque speakers of Vitoria-Gasteiz and the Basque Country the opportunity to know language activistss from all over the world and to establish relations for the future.


Promote linguistic cooperation between different communities around the world as a means of linguistic revitalization.

Youth activation and training space, combining the academic area with other areas.

Activity directed to

  • All public
  • University student
  • Students not from university
  • Professionals
  • Young speakers from all over the world

Organised by

  • Gasteizko Udala

In collaboration with

  • UNESCO's International Decade of Indigenous Languages
  • Hizkuntza Politika Sailburuordetza (Eusko Jaurlaritza)
  • Arabako Foru Aldundia
  • Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia
  • Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia
  • Euskarabidea (Nafarroako Gobernua)
  • Badalab
  • Euskaltzaindia
  • Munduko Hizkuntza Ondarearen Unesco Katedra
  • Rise Up
  • Garabide
  • Soziolinguistika Klusterra
  • Rising Voices
  • EHU
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • NPLD
  • ELEBILAB ikerketa taldea (EHU)


Beñat Garaio Mendizabal

Biziherri IGB, Koordinatzailea

He is a young sociolinguist who is currently doing his PhD. His career has focused on research on the revitalization and sociolinguistics of minority languages (he has about 60 presentations and 60 scientific publications) and has focused on organizing awareness and promotion activities in these two areas (such as HIGA) . PhD Cum Laude at the University of the Basque Country. He has won five research awards, the lasts being the Eusko Ikaskuntza Laboral Kutxa Gaztea Award and the Koldo Mitxelena Award for the best thesis in Basque.

Registration fees

RegistrationUntil 07-07-2023
50,00 EUR


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Helbidea: Frai Zacarias Martinez, 2 01001 Gasteiz


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