The Ikastolak (Basque Schools) are autonomous educational communities. They are made of parents, professionals, students and members.
Ikastolak were created to offer minority language and culture education, but the ikastola are also involved in some innovative educational projects based on multilingual education.
Its shared cultural identity is Euskaldun and it is enhanced by other identities and cultures; it is committed to the transmission of Euskara (language) and Basque culture, and it is open to neighbouring as well as universal culture.
Ikastolen Elkartea or The Federation of Basque Schools
The network is an ikastola owners’ organization, to carry out their joint educational project, to help schools to develop their own teaching plan, to represent them collectively, and to promote Basque education in society.