between organizations. Another aspect of the database is the relationship
that each organization has with its social, cultural and politic environment and the world
of associations that surrounds it. Diagram of relations between
organizations is an attempt to synthesise the relations existing between language
associations. It indicates the region to which each organization belongs and establishes a
difference between belonging to another organization, promoting the creation of another
organization or collaborations between organizations.
We can see
from this diagram that some organizations have a central position in their respective
regions. We can deduce the following have a central role from the number of lines
connecting them to other organizations: Centre de la Cultura Catalana (CCC) in
Andorra; Coordinadora d'Associacions per la Llengua (CAL), Plataforma per la Llengua
(PL) and Òmnium Cultural in Catalonia; Federació d'Entitats per la Defensa
de la Llengua i la Cultura Catalanes in French Roussillon; Institut d'Estudis del
Baix Cinca (IEBC) in the Franja; Obra Cultural Balear (OCB) in the Balearics,
and Acció Cultural del País Valencià (ACPV) and Escola Valenciana (EV) in
the Community of Valencia.
We can also
draw conclusions from the relations between organizations from different regions. We can
see that a large number of associations relate mainly with organizations in their own
region. However, we can also see that organizations from different administrative regions
collaborate with each other. These include: CCC, ACPV, CAL, PL, Federació de Catalunya
Nord, la Bressola, IEBC, Òmnium, OCB, Associació per la Llengua (ALC sXXI), Casals Jaume
I and Joves de Mallorca per la Llengua. Another factor favouring inter-regional
relations is the Federació d'Associacions Culturals Ramon Llull, which unites
organizations from the different Catalan-speaking territories.
diagram also shows the organizations that are pushing forth a new Federació
d'Organitzacions per la Llengua (Federation of Language Organizations). Associació
per la Llengua, Col·lectiu l'Esbarzer, Coordinadora per la Llengua de la Universitat
d'Alacant (CLU Alacant), CAL, Federació de la Catalunya Nord, Llengua Nacional (LN),
Organització pel Multilingüisme (OM), PL and L6 Acció pro-llengües all
undertook to promote the creation of a new Federation at the conference on coordination as
part of the III Congrés de Cultura Catalana (Third Congress of Catalan Culture).
Although all of the language organizations see the Catalan-speaking territories as a
linguistic and cultural framework, there is no collective action by the territory and
there are organizations working for language with a very reduced scope that have little to
do with the rest of the language movements. Thus, the future Federació must be an
area for coordination if it is to have more success in the struggle to defend and promote
the Catalan language whilst, at the same time, increasing the consciousness of the unity
of the Catalan language.