proposals to increase national awareness
Sunday, 28. October 1980, El Periódico de Cataluña
Politics, Page 26
the Consellerias of the Generalitat as well as in the
highest spheres of the Convergència Democrtica
de Catalunya(CDC) and Unió Democráàtica
de Catalunya (UDC) this working document is circulated
and is officially attributed to the highest levels.
This document includes a range of proposals to achieve
Catalanization. This is the full text of this catalog
of intentions, translated from Spanish into English
strategy of recatalanization
of the activities mentioned is the "strengthening
of the family model to guarantee biological substitution".
Goals. Development of awareness along the following
Configuration of the Catalan personality: Explanation
and reinforcement of the defining and positive basic
elements of our collective personality. Selection of
and the dissemination of concepts that allow the maximum
strengthening of our people (by being more educated,
more modern, more civic, increased solidarity,, more
European, work-ethic, satisfction for work well done,
verifying roots, viligence of Christian values ...)
in accordance with the challenges that confronts the
Dissemination of the history and the national Catalan
facts: Dissemination of the crucial events of our history
and our historical personalities, as well as the contribution
of the Catalan people to European culture and science.
Promotion of popular festivals, traditions, customs
and their mythical background. c) New concept of nation
within the European framework: Catalonia (Catalonian
countries), as emerging European nation. Reaffirmation
of European feeling. Europe without borders must be
a Europe that recognizes nations.
New concept of nation within the European framework:
Catalonia (Catalonian countries), as emerging European
nation. Reaffirmation of European feeling. Europe without
borders must be a Europe that recognizes nations.
Discovery of future potential: Catalunya (Catalonian
countries), as the center of gravity of the south of
the EEC. Preferential economic-cultural performance
on the north-western Mediterranean arch and the Occitan-Catalan
area. Maximum attention to the core of the area that
makes up the Barcelona-Montpellier-Toulouse triangle.
You also have to take into account the relationship
between Catalonia and Aragon. And mutual intercomprehension
in the area from Alicante to the Alps.
The demographic factor: Only the people who are young
advance. It is necessary to make our people aware of
the need to have more children to guarantee our collective
Memorial of grievances: Catalonia is a discriminated
nation that could not freely develop its cultural and
economic potential. Discovery, verification, weighting
and dissemination of discriminatory facts, shortcomings,
etc., in a clear, forceful and systematic way. Highlighting
the negative impact that this has for the whole Catalan
people and for each of their citizens.
Collective sensitization: Catalonia is a people in search
of its sovereignty within the European framework.Sensitize
citizens to strengthen the social soul. Shoring up our
own center of gravity within Europe. Reform of the Autonomy
Social gradient: Greatest freedom for Catalonia means
greatest wellbeing for all its citizens. Nationalist
sentiment and national liberation must be linked to
the social promotion of people and their own individual
and collective fulfillment.
Configuration of the individual personality of the citizens
of Catalonia: We want men and women of strong convictions
and prepared to face a powerful Catalonia.
Revitalize the concept of Catalonia as a living, cohesive
civil society, with a sense of togetherness,, generating
material and spiritual wealth.
Fully exercise sovereignty in all those spaces where
we are competent
is necessary to bring together different groups of people,
institutions and associations that are determined to
develop the lines of awareness mentioned above and to
disseminate their content.
must influence effectively all media by people with
a greatest positive social influence. At the same time,
entities with a cultural influence and education, which
include this nationalizing content, should be promoted
sensitiztion campaigns that are organized must be based
on the promotion of popular festivals, traditions, customs
and national mythology. The empowerment of the family
model must guaranty biological substitution. Reformation
of the Statute of Autonomy with its corresponding explanation
of reasons. Make Catalonia to be a European region.
Strengthen Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, as a meeting
place in the Occitan-Catalan space, etc.
of books, awareness articles and support material for
the activities in each area (brochures, videos, cassettes,
maps, games, etc.). In line with this, a list of foundations,
entities and / or existing publishers where you can
work to choose or, where appropriate, write and publish,
if appropriate, the necessary awareness material.
an office for sociological research and public opinion
studies should be created in Barcelona, in addition
to the Museum of History of Catalonia.
Promote the Catalan national feeling of teachers, parents
and students. Guarantee the perfect knowledge of the
geography, history and other socio-cultural facts of
Catalonia, besides promoting the use of the Catalan
language by professors, teachers and students.
children and young people according to criteria of generosity,
effort, discipline, creativity, civility, solidarity
(having then present the values of our people and the
universal values of humanity). All this with an ideological
and practical defense of the mixed school model (public-private
the correct knowledge of the language, history and geography
of Catalonia and Paisos Catalans to all teachers, teachers
and students. Develop the corresponding didactic tools
and oblige the inspectors to comply with them.
Preparation of a plan for permanent training and retraining
of teacher taking into account national interests. Positive
incentive for retraining courses.
and use textbooks on the history, geography, art, literature,
economics, etc., of the Paisos Catalans. Establish agreements
with publishers for its preparation and dissemination,
with subsidies if necessary.
of teaching programs. Previous analysis and approval
of content by responsible and trusted people.
the incorporation of positive educational values and
knowledge of the Catalan national reality in the EGB
teacher training colleges.
.- Reorganize the body of inspectors in a manner that
monitors the proper compliance with the regulations
on the Catalanization of education. Closely monitor
the election of this staff.
out the campaign "The people to school" with
the maximum possible extension, with a constant renewal
of activities (popular songs, sardanas, ballets, theater,
poetry, works, videos, defense of the environment, cultural
trips, excursions, exchange days for students, teacher
exchange days, the school on television, promotion of
children's publications, company visits, scientific
and technological activities ...)
parent associations, bringing people and leaders who
have nationalist criteria.
of the role of the directive cadres of the centers,
of the authority and order, with new regulations and
encouraging and giving prestige to the directive functions.
the composition of the opposition courts.
for the social dignification of professional, technical
and non-regulated teachers.
of the mass of FP specialists according to the current
and future needs of the labor market.
the endowments of the school-work programs.
the articulation of the departments of Education, Labour,
Industry and Energy for the coordination of Vocational
and Occupational Training.
a plan of equipment for the FP.
the established minimum in relation to teaching in Catalan.
to promote civic values in schools.
Campaign to denounce the financial insufficiencies regarding
the concert regime of the private centers.
extra-school activities (hiking, music, sports ...)
the schools of applied arts and music conservatories.
Conducting school and professional orientation campaigns.
greater budgetary attention to special education. Create
a coordination commission between the departments of
Education, Sanity and social well feeling.
of the educational reform model itself. Carry out an
Strengthen Catalan universities, providing them with
human resources and infrastructure, so that they can
be counted among the best in Europe. Promote research
especially in the fields of industrial applications
and cutting-edge technology. Stimulate the Catalan national
feeling of students and teachers and promote the use
of the language in all areas of academic and research
and facilitate the creation of private universities
that are born of Catalan civil society. And promote
decentralization and university deconcentration, creating
new universities or university careers linked to the
Encourage and promote the creation of new universities,
institutes, centers and university studies:
Consolidation and conversion in universities of the
university centers of Lleida, Tarragona-Reus and Girona
Promotion and help to the creation of private universities
especially social initiative rooted in the country.
Creation of new universities
Creation of new centers. Empowerment of existing companies
related to the development of leading specialties in
the industrial field and management and direction, as
well as new centers connected to the regional reality.
Creation of university studies at a distance (or open)
and help in the development of textbooks and multimedia
teaching materials in Catalan and with a Catalan perspective.
To promote the Catalan presence in all European programs,
exchanges and international presence in Catalonia, as
well as scientific communication between Catalonia and
Promotion of the Comett, Erasmus and Lingua programs.
More teacher and student exchange protocols.
Aid for the extension of studies abroad.
Increase in Catalan readers in foreign universities.
Creation of a consortium (of the COPCA type) that promotes
the Catalan language, culture and science abroad through
the establishment of broadcasting offices.
Strengthening of the professional associations of students
that allow international exchanges (AIESEC, IAESTE,
Help scientific publications in Catalan (journals, theses,
etc.), giving priority to exchanges or translations
of prestigious foreign scientific journals.
Give more impetus to university-society foundations
and technology transfer centers.
Empowerment of the Catalan Association of University
Professionals, as well as associations of nationalist
To promote personalities of nationalist ideology in
the governing bodies of the three Catalan universities.
Residency policy for students, especially in medium-sized
Revaluation of the role of social councils.
Prepare a National Research Plan, absolutely prioritized
and selective and interconnected to the economic network,
and review and enhance the action of the CIRIT.
Redefinition and strengthening of the role of the IEC.
Strengthen existing research centers.
Ensure the composition of the opposition courts
Promote own qualifications, adapting them to social
Design and carry out a good Catalan University of Estiu
with high level courses for nationals and foreigners
that also facilitate the knowledge of the country.
Campaign in favor of tax relief for investments in the
university and / or the investigation.
Promote the constitution of high-level higher education
institutes, in various fields (economic, political ...)
Achieve that the public media dependent on the Generalitat
continue to be effective transmitters of the Catalan
national model. To this end, concepts relating to the
Catalan national identity will be used and disseminated
in a clear manner:
Cleaning the language. It is necessary to use a standard
Catalan and without mistakes, taking into account the
Enable a Catalan global programming among all television
channels, with a higher percentage among radio stations.
A better and wider diffusion of Catalan cultural products
with productions about facts, characters, episodes of
our history and a greater attention to current cultural
reality, Catalan social science.
Extend the framework of action of the audiovisual media
to the area of Paisos Catalans with greater attention
to the regions. Capture of the signal of 11/3 Channel
33 and TVV from any point of the Paisos Catalans through
a bold policy of attracting popular audience.
Dissemination of the content of sensitization lines
developed for the field of thought (creation of the
state of national opinion)
Projection of the Catalan communication space through
co-production with European televisions, European programs,
etc., that allow the diffusion of our national language
and national identity.
Expand the reach of Catalan national radio stations
to the medium wave.
Promote the press in Catalan
Influence the initial training of journalists and communication
technicians to guarantee a preparation with Catalan
national awareness. Creation of communication codes.
Induce advertising and publicity companies to create
a positive and well-done advertising message that transmits
the Catalan cultural and social model.
Normalize the production of the Catalan cinema, as welll
as the dubbing of videos in Catalan.
Introduce nationalist people of a high professionalism
and a great technical qualification in all key positions
of the media.
Convert the "Avui" newspaper into a national
wide newspaper, endowing it with the necessary technical
means and those referred to editors, correspondents
and collaborators that convert it into a competitive
medium. Act in a similar way with a general information
Favor the strategies with the purpose that the magazines
and publications in Catalan reach all national fans
and, especially to facilitate the passage to Catalan
of the regional newspapers of Lleida and Tarragona,
as well as other means.
Creation of a Catalan news agency, with a national spirit
and great solvency.
Carry out a campaign to promote reading habits among
the citizens of Catalonia and the Paisos Catalans. Ask
for the collaboration of the editors.
Creation of video collections with the most successful
films translated into Catalan. Creation of a TV3 video
production company and dissemination of programs with
Influence the normal channels of distribution as long
as they disseminate Catalan cultural products better.
To reach agreements with the main distributors of films,
so that everyone has the corresponding Catalan version
and ensure that at least ten major and premiere films
are screened in Catalan, as well as 20 videos.
That TV3 extends the acquisition of the rights of TV-films
dubbed into Catalan with the rights of diffusion in
proximity (video, screen).
Sign agreements with other television channels to make
series or reports on personalities or events in Catalonia.
.- Get the broadcasters of the Generalitat de Catalunya
emit on medium and short wave.
To favor the granting of aid for stations with Catalan
and leisure entities
Catalanize sports and leisure activities. Promote knowledge
of the Catalan national reality within the different
sectors where each entity operates. Encourage love of
nature, civility and the protection and conservation
of the environment. Recognition of the fundamental role
of cultural entities and the associative movement in
general, giving them economic, technical and institutional
support for their development. Influence especially
in the most denationalized areas of our territory. It
is also necessary to ensure the formation of socio-cultural
animators and new professions in the fields of leisure,
social education, culture and associative life.
Campaign for the Catalan Olympic Committee
Campaign in favor of the 1992 Olympic Games respecting
the Catalan national language and identity.
Adaptation of international games to our language and
culture (for example Trivial) and maintenance of traditional
Promotion of cultural trips, scheduled excursions, youth
tourism with country content and interior tourism in
Promotion of leisure time education (leisure and scouting)
in social initiative entities.
Promotion and consolidation of Catalan cultural entities
and groups in all areas, with special attention to suburban
urban areas, facilitating the conditions for development:
fiscal, labor, sponsorship, subsidies, etc.
Promote the training of educators in leisure and sociocultural
animators from initiatives from the same entities.
Promote volunteering and amateur groups.
Encourage and help youth and cultural associations with
vocation of the country.
Promotion and help to the publication of informative
books on hikes and cultural routes, songs, divulgation
of our history, traditions, popular festivals, customs,
games, et cetera.
Potentiation of the pal paller entities that can act
as a motor and drag others towards a collective action
of broad spectrum.
Programming and realization of Expo-culture in different
places of the territory, to put in contact the associations
with the creators.
Campaign to make society aware of the benefits of associative
Preparation, publication and dissemination of sports
regulations and the vocabularies of each sport.
Campaign of Catalanization of sports federations, with
the support of UFEC.
Creation of advisory and linguistic normalization groups
within the sports federations.
Strengthen the Consells Comarcals de l Esport. Carry
out Jocs Esportius Escolars, nationally, as an element
of integration at the local, district and national levels.
Increase subsidies, both in activities and equipment,
to associations, and very specifically those related
to our traditional culture.
Campaign in favor of tax relief and other exemptions
from aid for associations.
Guarantee the use of Catalan in all signs, indicators,
bulletin boards, printed matter, advertising, commercial
Catalan employer, economic and union organizations.
Creation of linguistic advisory units within the main
business and union organizations. Coordination of an
organization that brings together all these entities
in order to facilitate the Catalanization, with special
emphasis on acting at the high and intermediate level.
To influence the vocational training schools and managers
to spread the Catalan spirit among the students, future
Reconversion of the INEM.
Encourage trade union strategies that incorporate the
linguistic and national dimension of Catalonia into
Encourage the Catalanization of service companies. For
example, provide insurance models in Catalan and agencies.
Require linguistic and national standardization for
state enterprises and public companies in the tertiary
sector (Iberia, Telefónica, Renfe, etc.).
Achieve the Catalanization of the guilds, Promotion
of National Labor, PIMEC, Circle of Economy Federació
de Caixes de lad? Estalvis, professional associations,
chambers of commerce, et cetera.
Increase the influence of the Generalitat in the Fira
de Barcelona to ensure that it becomes a true international
organization of Catalonia.
Achieve linguistic and national standardization of savings
banks, banks and other financial entities.
Strategy design in order to qualify for the management
positions of the institutions in this field.
Introduce in the training and retraining of managers
(ESADE, IESE, EMI, ICESE, etc.) to catalanize programs
of these centers.
Preference when awarding public material tenders to
those companies that have a standardization process,
both within the company and in the commercialization
of the product (labeling, signaling, technical characteristics,
keyboard in Catalan, etc.)
Catalanize the tourism and leisure industries (amusement
parks, hotels, restaurants ...)
Be rigorous in awarding awards and honors to companies,
company directors and workers.
Policy to help the artisan, revaluing traditional crafts.
Help the production of business software in Catalan.
Make known the existence of Catalonia and the Paisos
Catalans throughout the world, especially in Europe.
Cohesion of the Catalan space within the north-western
framework of the Mediterranean and Southern Europe.
To strengthen relations between the Paisos Catalans
and their economic environment (Aragón, Occitania
and northern Italy) in all fields.
that the Catalan language is official in the Cortes
Generales and in the CEE, and that Catalonia becomes
a European constituency in the elections to the European
Parliament. Promote knowledge of languages by facilitating
study through all means, because pluralism helps us
to preserve Catalan.
a permanent presence abroad of Catalan cultural productions
is necessary and Catalonia should be strengthened as
a meeting place for and realization of all kinds of
high-level cultural, economic, commercial, etc. expressions.
Create courses for foreigners who want to know the Catalan
language and culture in their place of origin, accrediting
them with the Certificat Internacional de Catalá.
Promote cultural, scientific, tourist, university, school,
sports, commercial relations, etc., between the Paisos
Catalans and their entire area of influence, by modifying
interdisciplinary seminars or seminars (for example,
some Cultural Days of Alghero or the Estudi General
Lul.lià) that serve as interconnection. Encourage
relations with Occitania (Jornades Universitàries
to Vall d'Aran).
To favor the activities of the entities that develop
programs of knowledge of the Catalan culture abroad
(IPECC, CAOC, casals catalans, etc.).
Promote the knowledge of a Catalan image abroad, composed
of elements such as folklore, crafts, plastic arts,
Start-up of enlightments campaigns abroad for the recognition
of the official status of the Catalan language in Europe.
Requirement of Catalan in the Lingua program.
Campaign to promote a quality tourism offer that values
the Catalan cultural life, its traditions, its identity
and that is respectful of the cultural heritage and
Increase in aid to Catalan-speaking entities (NACS,
Catalan Office of Frankfurt, etc.).
Campaign in favor of Catalonia being a European electoral
Create a Club for International Debates in Barcelona.
Strengthen the exchanges and agreements of Catalonia
with other regional movements in Europe.
Strengthen the presence of Catalan and Catalonia in
international events (Expo-langues, trade fairs, tourism
Achieve that Catalonia and the remaining Paisos Catalans
have an important weight in the economic field. Provide
Catalonia and the rest of the Paisos Catalans with a
good network of terrestrial, maritime and air communications.
Interconnecting both sides of the Pyrenees with new
railway lines, roads and highways. Make of Catalonia
and the rest of the Paisos Catalans a core of high level
of development in all those aspects where it is worth
a policy of territorial and urban adaptation that respects
the cultural and environmental heritage. Enhance the
role of Barcelona as an economic, commercial and tourist-cultural
capital of the north-western Mediterranean and of the
European Great Being. Favor the technological autonomy
the existing Catalan banks and savings banks and their
the Barcelona Stock Exchange
Maximize the implantation in Catalonia of companies
of high technological level, as well as research centers.
Develop road communications; strengthening of the Mediterranean
Campaign to raise awareness among citizens regarding
the decline in quality of life and the development that
represents the lack of certain economic structures.
Transfer to the Generalitat all the competences regarding
railways in Catalan territory.
Campaign to pass all the railways of the Paisos Catalans
to the European width. Creation of new lines, such as:
Tortosa-Lleida, Pobla de Segur-Sant Gironç, Manresa-La
Campaign in favor of boosting rail transport, especially
the Barcelona suburban railway and the metro network
of the city.
Campaign to guarantee that the TGV of Barcelona to the
border and Paris will be carried out as soon as possible,
and that it will extend to Valencia and Alicante.
Campaign to convert the Barcelona airport into the link
nucleus of the great European south. Expand international
and intercontinental flights.
Campaign in favor of the expansion of the Port of Barcelona,
and equip it with the necessary infrastructure to make
it one of the best in Europe.
.- Channel a design project of iconographic signs (road
signs, places, etc.) that allows to have a differentiated
sense and identifier.
To develop those sectors of the economy in which Catalonia
can have an important role at European level, such as,
for example, computer software, design, logistics, business
organization, and so on.
Strengthen the technology parks.
Promote international economic journals made in Catalonia.
That the Administration identifies itself (in the concepts:
work, creativity, participation, style, forms, actions)
with the national values:
of civil society and application of the principle of
-Reinforcement among the citizenship of the concepts
about rights and duties.
- Service attitude over bureaucratic mechanisms.
- Openness to Europe (knowledge and study of European
realities and connection with institutions European).
-Austerity (balance, not ostentation).
-Effectiveness. pragmatism, but with feina ben feta
and attention to individual.
the political and social role of Catalan legislation
on different issues. Prestige the Catalan Administration
as a synonym of efficiency and good management. Influence
the administration of justice and public order with
national criteria. Respect for the natural and cultural
Overcome the pre-eminence that certain structures and
staff structures are acquiring in the departments of
Overcome the dichotomy that attempts to establish between
officials and politicians with pre-eminence of political
decisions and efficiency and simplification in administrative
Reinforcement of the structures of the consellers' cabinets
as mechanisms for political action.
In-depth review of mechanisms accesses and internal
promotion of the civil service (Public Function Law
and internal operating laws), seeking a greater incentive
in the work
Substantial change of orientation of the Scale of Public
Administration towards the basic and permanent training
of the different levels of the civil service and of
the public positions.
document collects proposals made by very diverse authors,
from consellers, to high-ranking civil servants of the
Generalitat and intellectuals from the converging orbit,
according to CiU sources. The final wording of the text,
according to the same sources, is Ramon Juncosa, general
director of Coondinació i Seguiment Sectorial
de la Generalitat.
when consulted by this newspaper, denied any relationship
with the text, adding that in any case it is only about
intentions and emphasized that the action of nationalizing
of the Govern is only what the president has expressed
in his own words.