Soziolinguistika Klusterra is a non-profit association, recognised as an Intermediate Innovation Body and part of RVCTI, the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network. The 2012-2015 Strategic Plan defines its mission, vision and values:



The mission of Soziolinguistika Klusterra is to generate and manage knowledge in the socio-linguistic sphere.

To do this, it will act in a scientific, autonomous, respectful and open way:

  • In cooperation with members and different stakeholders it will set up meeting points designed for reflection and cooperation.
  •  It will carry out research, development, innovation and knowledge management projects.
  •  It will foster the normalisation of Basque and develop theoretical frameworks useful for the Basque-speaking community.
  • It will build bridges between theoretical knowledge and the applied sphere.
  • It will design projects based on the action research paradigm.


Soziolinguistika Klusterra will carry out quality interdisciplinary cooperation projects in the fields of research, development, innovation and knowledge management in order to meet the challenges, interests, and needs of the Basque-speaking community and the need to develop theoretical knowledge in the field of Basque sociolinguistics.


  • It will take into account the Basque-speaking community as a whole and work for it.
  • It will pay special attention to pursuing applied initiative, with the aim of transforming the sociolinguistic situation.
  • It will guarantee the quality of its projects, working in a scientific, open way.
  • It will pursue projects of general interest, based on the proposals and interests of its members.
  • It will respect and back the activities of its members, avoiding competition and seeking complementarity.
  •  It will take into account the contributions of people and bodies working in the sociolinguistics field and in other areas.
  • Complementarity between its members. It will take advantage of the contributions of each of them to achieve its goals.
  • It will offer its members worthwhile, useful results.
  • It will disseminate its results in society, due to its public role.
  • It will act with social responsibility.
  • Group work, cooperation and close relations will be its key principles.