2.2 Levels of Certification
Until December 31, 2001 the Certificate
consisted of two levels which were:
Bai Euskarari Certificate (in the process), awarded to organizations that are in
the process of linguistic revitalization.
Euskarari Certificate, awarded to organizations that have finished the revitalization
beginning of 2002 and after a time of reflection and contrast motivated by the demand of
the social agents, the Bai Euskarari Certificate now has three levels:
1. The "bidean" Bai
Euskarari Certificate (in the process), awarded to organizations that have adopted
and are carrying out measures to revitalize Euskera.
2. The Bai
Euskarari Certificate "Guk Zerbitzua Euskaraz" (Service in Euskera),
awarded to organizations that not only adopt and carry out measures for revitalizing
Euskera but are able to provide services in Euskera in accordance with the following
criteria: 1) the ability of the organizations workers to express themselves in
Euskera verbally and in written form, 2) the organizations corporate image and
language use, and 3) external relations of the organization.
3. The Bai Euskarari Certificate "Guk
Zerbitzua eta lana Euskaraz" (Service and operation in Euskera), awarded to
organizations that not only fulfil the requirements mentioned in the previous section, but
provide services in Euskera and use it as the working language. Therefore, in addition to
the three previously mentioned conditions, all internal relations, computer programs, and
everything involved in operating the organization must be in Euskera.
Conditions for Obtaining the Certificate
As previously explained, once each
organization analyzes their linguistic situation, they must accept a certain set of
commitments aimed to attain revitalization of Euskera in the heart of each organization,
and thus, in the sector and the rest of the sectors of society. The purpose is to apply
the contents of the Strategic Plan of the Bai Euskarari Agreement and to unfold and carry
out the objectives that are drawn out in it. By going into detail about how to put the
defined strategies and objectives into practice and by spreading them to the social agents
involved, the foundations are laid and means are assured to guarantee its implementation.
During the unfolding process of the plan the necessary actions are specified and carried
out in order to reach the objectives that were laid out. The necessary resources from each
organization that are needed to promote the project are also evaluated.
objective in mind, Kontseilua asks that each organization draws up its own annual plan
since it is the way to assure that, year after year, and day after day, we continue to
make strides toward the revitalization of Euskera. Depending on the character and size of
each organization, this could be designed and implemented by an external consulting firm
or one of the organizations services or departments just as long as it works in
conjunction with Kontseiluas help. The following aspects should be considered in the
aforementioned plan for each organization:
to carry out each of the commitments that are voluntarily accepted.
responsible for the application of each commitment.
each action in order to properly carry out each commitment.
needed in order to carry out the commitments.
In order to be
awarded the Certificate, on any of the three levels, the plan must be approved by the
organizations management and Kontseiluas planning team.
In addition, any
organization that desires to obtain the second or third level Certificate, showing either
that they can provide services in Euskera or that their services and internal operations
are in Euskera, must fulfil the requirements that are laid out in the following criteria.