Institut Ramon Llull

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The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) (Catalan pronunciation: [instiˈtud rəˈmoɲ ˈʎuʎ], English: "Ramon Llull Institute") is a Catalan organization constituted in 2002 in order to "promote Catalan language and culture internationally".[1][2] Created in 2002, it is a consortium based in Barcelona that -in 2018- comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.[3] It's Director since September 2018 is Iolanda Batallé.[4]

The institute constitutes the Ramon Llull Foundation (FRL) together with other political institutions from the Països Catalans.[5][6][7]

Both the institute and the foundation are named after Ramon Llull, a Majorcan medieval writer and philosopher, who is considered the first notable writer in Catalan language.[8][9]

Objectives[edit]

The Ramon Llull Institute's main objective is to promote Catalan language and culture abroad, in all its variants.[10] In order to achieve its mission, IRL carries out several activities including promoting the establishment of Catalan language classes in educational institutions beyond its natural linguistic domain,[11] holding certifications tests for students of Catalan, promoting Catalan literature by endorsing translations into different languages, and promoting the works of Catalan artist, performers, scientists and researchers.[12]

Structure[edit]

IRL's activities are coordinated by three main departments:[13]

  • Area of Creation Department
  • Area of Literature and Humanities Department
  • Area of Language and Universities

International events and participation[edit]

On 27 November 2004, the President of the Catalan government, Pasqual Maragall inaugurated the International Book Fair at Guadalajara, Mexico, which presented the "Catalan Culture" its "yearly guest of honor", with a total attendance of 450.000.[14] On 10 October 2007, "Catalan Culture" was the guest of honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair.[15] The government of Andorra collaborated with IRL in this event before the creation of FRL.[16][17]

Funding[edit]

The main resources of this institution are the ones allocated by its participant regions for this purpose.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalan language institutions". Generalitat de Catalunya. Universities and Research. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  2. ^ Rehm, Georg; Uszkoreit, Hans (2012-07-18). The Catalan Language in the Digital Age. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9783642306785.
  3. ^ Tavares, Rodrigo (2016-08-01). Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190462147.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  5. ^ "PP y PSPV rechazan que la Generalitat ingrese en el Ramón Llull". Elpais.com. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Dimite una portavoz al discrepar de la política lingüística de Alarte y medio grupo la apoya por escrito". Levante-emv.com. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ Fabra, Pompeu (2009-10-14). The Architect of Modern Catalan: Selected writings. John Benjamins Publishing. ISBN 9027289247.
  8. ^ "Ramon Llull - Autors a lletrA - La literatura catalana a internet". Uoc.edu. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Ramon Llull - Catalan mystic". Britannica.com. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  10. ^ Llull, Institut Ramon. "Statutes - Institut Ramon Llull – Catalan Language and culture abroad". www.llull.cat. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  11. ^ Munoz-Basols, Javier; Morales, Manuel Delgado; Lonsdale, Laura (2017-03-16). The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781317487319.
  12. ^ Castell, Joan Martí i; Serra, Josep M. Mestres i (2006). El català i la Unió Europea: (actes del seminari del CUIMPB-CEL 2004) (in Catalan). Institut d'Estudis Catalans. ISBN 9788472838673.
  13. ^ Llull, Institut Ramon. "Departments - Institut Ramon Llull – Catalan Language and culture abroad". www.llull.cat. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  14. ^ "FERIA INTERNACIONAL DEL LIBRO DE GUADALAJARA: INVITADO DE HONOR". Web.archive.org. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Cultura Catalana Singular i Universal". Frankfurt2007.cat. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  16. ^ Munoz-Basols, Javier; Morales, Manuel Delgado; Lonsdale, Laura (2017-03-16). The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781317487319.
  17. ^ Strubell, M.; Boix-Fuster, E. (2011-06-21). Democratic Policies for Language Revitalisation: The Case of Catalan. Springer. ISBN 9780230302426.

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