Euskadi around the world, again. 500 years ago, the Basques were on the moon.
A sailor from Getaria circumnavigated the globe for the first time. And his name, Elkano, is the brand we have to celebrate the anniversary of a milestone comparable to the first moonwalk, to highlight the contribution made by Basques to the history of mankind.
Elkano symbolises the values that made his incredible feat possible, such as his zeal for discovery and his strength and determination, so characteristic of the Basque people, and our knowledge of the most advanced naval technology, leading us to build the best ships at the time.
This values still identify us today. They are the narrative thread of our history and must act today to make this anniversary an opportunity for cultural, economic and human development.