Expert Course in Basque Cultural Transmission

Our aim is to offer a training course focused on Basque cultural transmission, a key issue in the 21st Century. The aim is to provide an opportunity for creating knowledge tools in this field, which is of such vital importance for our country. 

Knowledge area
Culture and Society
330 ECTS


In response to concerns regarding the revitalization of our culture, since the initiation of the Transmision of Basque Culture project in the 2007-2008 academic year, the project has attempted to address various objectives:

To bring together into a single corpus the scattered knowledge about the Basque culture, and transmit this knowledge through dialogical training. Within this framework, to familiarize the next generation with the concerns, perspectives, difficulties, challenges, and experiences in Basque culture encountered by creators in recent decades.

  • To offer a multifocal and practical training in light of the horizons and challenges that our culture faces, supplying agents with appropriate knowledge and tools.
  • To put at the disposal of new fields the strategies and experience acquired in the transmission of culture.
  • To carry out the above (create a corpus, multifocal approach to challenges, transmission of experience) while bringing two distinct groups into contact: experts and professionals on the one hand, and on the other, present and future agents who wish to become involved in the area of Basque culture.

Bearing in mind the fruits of the previous seven editions, we would like to include the following special considerations in this seventh edition of the Transmision of Basque Culture project:

We will continue to delve deeper into a number of issues we specifically addressed previously, such as the structures, both established and new, that support our cultural system. Many creators will visit to share their proposals and reflections.

We will also examine the contributions of history to culture, the emotional spaces of culture, the opportunities and challenges presented by demographic changes in our country, etc., and we will visit two symbolically important places, Arantzazu and Iruña (Pamplona), to meet with local agents and explore the roles of culture in the construction of a cultural Basque nation.

Additionally, the graduate program will host two open house events with guest writer Joseba Sarrionandia in which both alumni and Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences staff are welcome to participate.

In this eighth edition, as before, our work will be carried out intensively and we will meet in person one weekend each month. At that time, we will agree upon complementary online work through which to continue our discussions and further explore our topics. We will balance theoretical content with engaging group experiences. As always, we offer the opportunity to contemplate the heart and soul of culture in the company of some of our finest creators.

Please visit our website to see what has been accomplished in previous editions:

Aimed at

The course is aimed at university graduates in general.

It is specifically targeted at professionals working or hoping to work in any area of Basque culture.


Each weekend will feature a combination of theoretical-practical sessions and more recreational exercises. 


From 17/10/2020 to 12/06/2021.

One weekend a month from 09:00 on Saturday to 13:30 on Sunday.


  • October, 17-18
  • November, 14-15
  • December, 12-13


  • January, 16-17
  • February, 20-21
  • March, 13-14
  • April, 17-18
  • May, 15-16
  • June, 12



  • Maialen Lujanbio
  • Harkaitz Cano
  • Asier Altuna
  • Eduardo Apodaka
  • Jose Anjel Irigaray
  • Amaia Alvarez 
  • Asisko Urmeneta
  • Jean-Louis Davant
  • Telmo Esnal
  • Oscar Alegria
  • Ziortza Gandarias
  • Patxi Juaristi
  • Lutxo Egia
  • Uxue Alberdi
  • Zaloa Ipiña
  • Gari
  • Elisabete Ansa
  • Haizpea Abrisketa
  • Joseba Sarrionandia
  • Gaizka Aranguren
  • Pello Eltzaburu
  • Jon Eskisabel
  • Angel Valdés
  • Kike Diez de Ulzarrun
  • Rikardo Arregi
  • Idoia Zabaleta
  • Ane Urizar
  • Ainhoa Urien
  • Edurne Azkarate
  • Jon Garaño


Nekane Goikoetxea

Iñaki Urruzola


Companies and associations which include Basque Cultural Transmission in their training programmes: Bertsozale elkartea, Emun Koop. E., Zenbat Gara association, Euskaltzaleon Topagunea, Elhuyar Fundazioa.

Media:  The following media organisations help us disseminate the course’s key content and aims:  GoienaEuskadi IrratiaBerria.

Pricing info

€ 2,800 

€ 300 due upon registration.

Remainder to be paid in three installments, in September, December and March.

Discount available for MU´s upper graduate students who are mimbersa of Alumni at registration moment.

Meals and accommodation, approximately € 300.


More information:

Julene Gorrotxategi

600 02 27 20


More information

Julene Gorrotxategi

600 02 27 20

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