The Secretary of Linguistic Policy will present the Pact in an event at Can Palauet with the aim of encouraging citizens to debate the present and future of Catalan.
The Secretary of Linguistic Policy, Francesc Xavier Vila, will take part next Tuesday, 14 June, in the presentation of the National Pact for the Language in Mataró. The intention of this presentation, which will take place at Can Palauet at 6 pm, will be to reflect on the situation of Catalan and make proposals for improvement to incorporate them into the Pact.
"Society is evolving very rapidly, and we need to re-evaluate the role of language in our current context in order to lay the groundwork for the role it will play in the future," the Secretary of Language Policy said on several occasions. The aim of these events is to present the report of experts that has given the go-ahead to the Pact, and then to discuss the state of Catalan with the residents of the area.
From February to July, the participatory process of the National Pact for the Language is based on territorial presentation sessions that take place in several Catalan municipalities.
Thus, during these months, the Secretariat of Linguistic Policy and the Technical Commission of Linguistic Policy organize, together with institutions such as the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization and entities from various sectors, activities to expose the challenges of Catalan, reflect on the situation of the language and collect proposals for improvement. In addition, everyone can collaborate through the web pacteperlallengua.gencat.cat.
The agreement is expected to be reached in the autumn of this year within the framework of the working group for the National Pact for Language. This process should lead to the signing in December of a document that will be the basis for the future multiannual language policy plan.
The objectives of the National Pact for the Language
The objectives of the National Pact for the Language are to increase the level of collective knowledge of the language, to facilitate its maximum use in all sectors, especially in areas where it has less presence, as well as to promote its use. make people who do not have it as their starting language their own. To achieve this, we start from the diagnosis of the current situation of the Catalan language to discuss and agree on a transversal language policy, more participatory and agreed with the political forces, organizations, entities and, in general, with the whole population.