Since it was set up in 1982 the EIE-Basque Writers' Association has seen four different periods:
1982-1990: Legalisation and Consolidation.
The main aim of the EIE-Basque Writers' Association during these initial eight years was to consolidate the Association's foundations and objective, and to set up the projects to achieve this objective. They were:
In addition to these two major aims, work was undertaken in two main areas, bearing in mind the situation of Euskara, the Basque language, at that time and the fact that Basque literature was the literature of a minority language:
1990-1996: Literary Corpus.
In this second period the EIE-Basque Writers' Association focussed on "literature". In this respect, the most noteworthy projects carried out were as follows:
In addition to these initiatives the EIE-Basque Writers' Association paid particular attention to the following issues:
1996-2001: Making itself known in Society.
The EIE-Basque Writers' Association worked in three main areas during this period to make itself known in society:
2001-2004: The new era for the EIE-Basque Writers' Association: Strategic Planning.
In view of the current size of the EIE-Basque Writers' Association membership (325) on the one hand, and bearing in mind the influence that could be exerted in the cultural activity of the Basque Country by the projects being set up, on the other, a Strategic Plan was drawn up to guide and direct the EIE- Basque Writers' Association's activities during the coming years.
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