From the mid-1990s onwards, there were efforts to reach a stronger cohesion between the different forces of the broad nationalist movement, which were answered by massive state repression of political and social organisations linked to the Basque nationalism project. Despite this hostile environment, and inspired by the Irish case, the abertzale left proposed a dialogued end to the conflict through the so-called Lizarra-Garazi Agreement process.

The Democratic Alternative
The Forum of Ireland
Talk attempts
Conclusion of the Lizarra-Garazi process