Catalan-language presentations at official duties have risen by almost 70% in the past two years

Catalan-language presentations at official duties have risen by almost 70% in the past two years

Catalan-language presentations at official duties have risen by almost 70% in the past two yearsPrivate archive

The number of performances in the official transition has increased in the Catalan language 68.9% in the past two yearsTo reach 12639 in 2023 compared to 7483 in 2021. This is one of the data announced during XV Congress on the Use of Catalan in Justice Who organized Council of the Catalan Bar Association At the Tortosa Bar Association.

This increase in the number of offers has been made possible by Catalan language enhancement programme To the ex officio transformation promoted by the Council and the Ministry of Justice, Rights and Memory and for which they have already registered One in five lawyers is in service. This means that a total of 1,365 lawyers are already benefiting from the program Salary supplement 25 euros For every measure to use Catalan, which is 31.1% more than the thousand registered two years ago. Thus, the year 2023 will end 21.35% are professionals Those participating in the program represent 15.96% in 2021.

Through the Bar Associations, those with a higher percentage of people registered in this initiative are Manresa, Vic, Girona, Figueres and Reus. On the other hand, in absolute terms, the schools with a higher number of participants in the language enhancement program are Barcelona, ​​Girona, Manresa, Lleida and Tarragona.

Chairman of the Languages ​​Committee of the Catalan Bar Council and Dean of Manresa College, David CasillasHe emphasizes that “the regional distribution of the implementation of the program to promote Catalanism in the official transformation remains A mirror of what our language really isIn various regions Thus, it helps us to act more surgically in those areas where there are greater difficulties in promoting the use of the Catalan language.”

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Although the growth of the Catalan in-service promotion program is significant and sustained, the number of Catalan-language offerings in the service represents only 5.72% of total offers Which is done in the office shift. Although it is true that with the implementation of the program this percentage decreased From 3.5% in 2021 to 5.7% in 2023“The reality of the data shows us that we need to continue making efforts to normalize the use of the Catalan language in different regions,” emphasizes the President of the Council and Dean of the Faculty of Tortosa, Marta Martinez Gileda.

The President of the Council notes that the use of the Catalan language in the judiciary “is a right” and, therefore, considers that with this type of initiative, and other initiatives that may be implemented, “we are not doing that.” Nothing more than defending the linguistic rights of citizens“.

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