Meeting with / Rencontre avec Deputy Ian Gorst

8th May 2024
Our chair in the UK, Lord Ricketts, met today with Deputy lan Gorst, Jersey’s Minister for External Relations and Financial Services, ahead of a visit to Jersey with our Young Leaders later this month Notre Président au Royaume-Uni, Lord Ricketts, a rencontré aujourd’hui Lan Gorst, ministre des Relations extérieures et des Services financiers de Jersey.

Young Leaders programme jury meeting / Réunion du jury de selection du programme Young Leaders

3rd May 2024
The jury for the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme met yesterday and was chaired by both ambassadors Dame Menna Rawlings DCMG and Hélène Duchêne. We will be announcing the new cohort very soon. Le jury de sélection du programme Young Leaders franco-britannique s’est réuni hier et était présidé par les deux Ambassadrices Hélène Duchêne et Dame

Visit to Scotland – Day three / Visite en Ecosse troisieme jour

8th December 2023
On day three, members of the Franco-British Council travelled to a vertical farm operated by Intelligent Growth Solutions at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowerie to find out more about recent developments with vertical farms and innovations in food production. Le troisième jour, une visite fut organisée à la ferme verticale d’Intelligent Growth Solutions au

Visit to Scotland – Day two / Visite en Ecosse deuxieme jour

7th December 2023
On day 2, the delegation was invited to the Scottish National library to find out more about the local history between France and Scotland – the Auld Alliance. They then visited the Scottish Parliament to attend First Minister’s Questions followed by a meeting with the First Minister of Scotland, The Rt Hon Humza Yousaf MSP,

Visit to Scotland – Day one / Visite en Ecosse premier jour

6th December 2023
On day one, Our Franco-British Young and Local Leaders visited the Pitlochry hydro Dam in Perth, operated by SSE who kindly sponsored this visit. The Franco-British Council also organised a roundtable discussion on energy collaboration between UK/Scotland and France with: Finlay McCutcheon, Director of Onshore at SSE Renewables Leader Julia Cantel, Franco-British Young, Project manager

Franco-British Council visit to Scotland / La visite en Ecosse du Conseil franco-britannique

6th December 2023
In December 2023, our Franco-British Young and Local Leaders went to Scotland for a three-day visit to discuss the key issues of Energy, Climate Change, Sustainability and Food Security and Securing Our Future. France and the UK have common goals in tackling issues around energy, climate change and sustainability, and recent world events have highlighted

Franco-British Council Defence conference 2023 – 21st Nov / Conférence défense du Conseil franco-britannique 2023 – 21 nov

21st November 2023
On 21st November, Mme Hélène Duchêne, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Dame Menna Rawlings DCMG, British Ambassador to the French Republic, gave the diplomatic perspective on the Franco-British defence relationship and Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, gave the industrial view. There were also speeches from Lord Peter Ricketts, Chair of the Franco-British Council

Franco-British Council Defence conference 2023 – 20th Nov / Conférence défense du Conseil franco-britannique 2023 – 20 nov

20th November 2023
The ninth edition of the Franco-British Defence Conference organised by the Franco- British Council took place on 20th-21st November 2023 at the French Ambassador’s Residence in London on the theme of “How France and the UK contribute to the security of Europe”. The Conference was held following the successful UK-France Summit which had been held

Breakfast meeting with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development / Déjeuner rencontre avec la Présidente de la Banque Européenne pour la Reconstruction et le Development

13th September 2023
This morning, a group of our Young and Local Leaders met with Odile Renaud-Basso President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a fascinating discussion on the work of the bank. Ce matin, un groupe de Young et Local Leaders franco-britanniques a eu le privilège de rencontrer Odile Renaud-Basso, Présidente de la Banque

Un moteur franco-britannique pour l’avenir du nucléaire civil / A Franco-British engine for the future of civilian nuclear energy

18th July 2023
Par / by Vincent de Rivaz A l’occasion de l’Assemblée Générale du Conseil franco-britannique le 3 juillet 2023 au Senat, Monsieur Vincent de Rivaz, ancien PDG d’EDF Energy lequel a joué un rôle déterminant dans la mise en œuvre du projet Hinkley Point C au Royaume-Uni, également membre du Conseil, a fait une intervention particulièrement