The Franco-British Local Leaders Programme
Alongside the Young Leaders programme, the Franco-British Council piloted an initiative dedicated to supporting the social mobility for young people in both countries: the Franco-British Local Leaders programme.
This programme brings talented individuals aged 20-30 from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial qualities for the benefit of their communities.
The first edition was launched in June 2017 with a promotion of 13 British Local Leaders. Its cornerstone was a seminar during which the Local Leaders met with the Young Leaders and participated in a debate on intercultural intelligence and a challenge on social innovation. This meeting fostered a dialogue on societal issues in both countries. Being part of the Local Leaders programme gives young talents access to a high profile international network.
The Franco-British Council supports the Local Leaders programme beyond its annual seminar with a series of
events and meetings through the year. Building on its success, the Franco-British Council is working on the 2018 programme with the recruitment of 10 new Local Leaders in France who will expand this network of excellence.
It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with like-minded professionals from both countries.”
Kheron Kenardo, Local Leaders 2017
The Franco-British Local Leaders
They are 13 British young talented individuals coming from disadvantaged backgrounds who have initiated the Franco-British Local Leaders programme in 2017. Through creating a business or local political involvement to improve the living conditions of young people, they all created a positive impact on their communities and have a “success story” to tell. They all share the same goal: to develop their impact at an international level. Focus on these 13 young talents.