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IGADI celebrates the World Portuguese Language Day with an OGALUS special publication

The date of May 5 was officially established in 2009 by the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), an intergovernmental organization, an official partner of UNESCO since 2000, which brings together the peoples who have the Portuguese language as one of the bases of its particular identity. In 2019, the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference decided to proclaim May 5 of each year as “World Portuguese Language Day”.

As part of this celebration, the IGADI Galician Observatory of Lusophony, in the framework of its fifteenth anniversary, launches a special online publication that circulates on different continents, addressing essential issues for the field of Lusophony in the 21st century, such as the role of Galicia or Macao, the importance of the mobility of people in the geopolitical space of the CPLP, the role of cross-border areas in the construction of the Lusophone international space or the different relationships between actors and agents of the Portuguese language.

23 researchers have participated in the special online publication, offering a mosaic and a dialogue on the possible Lusophony for the future. The OGALUS special was made under the coordination of Wesley Sateles Guerra, in collaboration with CERES (a think tank from Brazil) and the Juventude Unida dos Países de Língua Portuguesa movement, with whom IGADI recently signed a collaboration agreement.

You can download it here in portuguese