LagunCara is the Irish-Basque Association here in the Basque Country. Cara means friend in Gaeilge, as does Lagun in Basque. Founded in 2003, it aspires to being a model of social integration, a forum for the interaction of people in the Basque Country with interests in Ireland (and people in Ireland with interests in the Basque Country). The mission of LagunCara is to address all the varied wants, needs and aspirations of its members. LagunCara is by nature neutral in political and religious terms, aiming to be an open community characterised by heterogeneity, plurality and capacity for ambivalence.