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 both the Franco-British Young Leaders and Local Leaders programmes 2020 will open on Monday 13 January 2020 and close on Sunday 9 February at 23.55 GMT. Applications will be accepted before the opening date but won't be processed until the application process has opened. Apply here for the Franco-British Young Leaders programme and here for the Local Leaders programme.

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 and Joseph Oughourlian

Institutional Partners

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