We promote constructive
dialogue between France and the UK for enhanced future collaboration

The Franco-British Council is an independent organisation based in Paris and London. Our mission is to reflect the wide relationships between the two nations and promote constructive dialogue for enhanced future collaboration.

The Council was founded in 1972 on the joint initiative of President Georges Pompidou and Prime Minister Edward Heath, in a context of a developing Europe and of an increasingly globalised community. Since then, it has dedicated itself to the promotion of a better mutual understanding and the development of joint action through bringing together leading representatives of the worlds of culture, politics, defence, science, education and business.

  • Applications for the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme 2019 are closed. A selection is being made and the results will be announced soon.
  • Applications for the Entente Cordiale Scorlarship programme are open until 22 March 2019. If you wish to study in France and consolidate Franco-British links in humanities, arts, science, STEM and more, apply HERE.
  • The report from the Franco-British Council Defence Conference 2018 is now available HERE.

The Franco-British



A generation of the 21st century leaders, a network of excellence to build the future of the Franco-British relations.

The Franco-British



Building further relationships locally and supporting
social mobility
across both

Our Partners

A big thank you to all our generous partners who have been supporting the Franco-British Council’s mission.

Corporate Donors

Private Donors

Jean-Luc Allavena and Jenny & Joseph Oughourlian

Institutional Partners

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