Launched in 2016 by David Cameron and Francois Hollande at the March 2016 Franco-British Summit, the Franco-British Young Leaders makes its debut in 2017.

The programme aims to deepen Franco-British understanding and collaboration at the highest level and establishes a give back / give forward ethos at its core. It was initiated in close collaboration with the Embassy of France in the UK, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in France and Franco-British Connections.

  • Young Leaders: each year, 30 to 40 French and British talented and individuals below 40 will be selected within the business, cultural, media, academic, social, government and military sectors. They will join a transformational network, access areas of excellence on both sides of the Channel and be encouraged to implement learning into their practice.

Applications for the inaugural year of the Programme are now closed, the first cohort of Young Leaders will be announced in the coming weeks. The second edition of the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme will take place in 2018 and information regarding the selection process will be published in due course.

  • As part of the programme, the Franco-British Council will create the Local Leaders initiative, bringing together 20-30 talented individuals aged 20-30 from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a success story to share, want to extend their professional network and develop their potential in an international context.

More information about the Programme can be found here.