From the River Aturri (Adour) to the Ebro, the Basque people have, over history, formed an Euskal Herria with both shared and diverse socio-cultural and territorial characteristics. There are almost three million Basques in the seven historical territories, forming, between us, the modern-day Euskal Herria.
Euskal Herria is located between two States which deny its identity as a Nation and the Basques do not at present have a single institution in common. The Basque Autonomous Community (CAV) and the Community of Navarre have both regained significant levels of self-government, but the Basques in the North of Euskal Herria do not even have a Department of their own. The non-existence of a common, legal-administrative institution is a hindrance to the harmonious development of our culture, identity and social and economic growth.