Buenos Aires, Argentina. Entitled, Euskal Echea, 115 Years of Fellowship, Solidarity and Education in Argentina, Magdalena Mignaburu Berho and Josu Legarreta Bilbao tell the story of the Cultural and Charitable Association Euskal Echea from its beginnings until today. The publication is the result of years of research and was presented on August 21st at the Euskal Echea headquarters attended by representatives of the Basque government, the Euskal Echea Association, as well as references from the academic world and other Basque institutions.
On behalf of the Basque institutions, it is worth noting that the Delegate of Euskadi for Argentina and Mercosur, Sara Pagola, and the Director of the Basque Community Abroad, Gorka Alvarez Aranburu, and the Director of Cultural Heritage, Mikel Aizpuru Murua were also in attendance. Also participating were researchers, Alberto Irigoyen and Xabier Irujo; the president of Eusketxe and Director of Ekin Publishers, Maria Elena Ethceverry de Irujo; and Arantxa Anitua, President of FEVA and the Laurak Bat Basque Club among others from the community.
When referencing the publication, Gorka Alvarez highlighted the relevance of the work in order to understand the deeper history of the institution. President of Euskal Echea, Enrique Fagoaga, thanked everyone for accompanying them in such an important event. Finally, the book’s authors reviewed the publication and stressed the importance of the Euskal Echea Association worldwide, “Above all for having maintained its mission, vision and values formulated by its founders in 1904 during these 115 years.”
Euskal Echea, 115 Years of Fellowship, Solidarity and Education in Argentina is available at Euskal Echea. It should also be noted that the authors have ceded their rights in Argentina and did not receive any remuneration for their work.
More photos of the presentation, here.