Fundació Ramon Llull

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The Fundació Ramon Llull (Catalan pronunciation: [fundəsiˈo rəˈmoɲ ˈʎuʎ], English: "Ramon Llull Foundation"), also known by the acronym FRL, is an international organization constituted in 2008 in order to promote Catalan language and culture internationally.[1] Its members are the following institutions from the Catalan countries: Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute (participated by the governments of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands), the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales, the city council of Alghero and the Network of Valencian Cities.[2][3]

The foundation is named after Ramon Llull, a medieval writer and philosopher from the Balearic Islands, who is considered the first notable writer in the Catalan language and contributed substantially to its development.[4][5]

Location and structure[edit]

FRL headquarters are in Andorra la Vella, the capital of Andorra. Its president is the head of government of Andorra, Jaume Bartumeu. The vice presidents are the Andorran Minister of Public Affairs, of Economic Development, Tourism, Culture and Universities, Juli Minoves Triquell and the Vice President of the Catalan government, Josep Lluís Carod-Rovira. Its manager is Josep Bargalló i Valls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neix la Fundació Ramon Llull" (in Catalan). Catalonia Television. 31 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "La Fundació Ramon Llull s'eixampla" (in Catalan). Vilaweb. 16 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Valencianisme.com (ed.). "L'Ajuntament de Xeraco aprova una moció del Bloc per adherir-se a la Fundació Ramon Llull" (in Catalan). 
  4. ^ "Ramon Llull" (in Catalan). LletrA. 
  5. ^ "Ramon Llull". Britannica. 

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