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Visit to Hinkley Point – 22-23 March

21st April 2022
On 22-23 March, the Franco-British Council organised a two day visit to Hinkley Point site in Somerset. A huge Franco-British collaboration in nuclear energy being developed by EDF Energy. The delegation included Board members, Young and Local Leaders plus representatives from our partner organisations. As part of this visit, the Council also hosted an energy

2022 Local Leaders announced / L’annonce de la cohorte des Local Leaders 2022

14th March 2022
The Franco-British Council / Conseil Franco-Britannique has announced 6 new Local Leaders in the fifth year of its Local Leaders programme. The Local Leaders programme is an initiative dedicated to supporting the social mobility for young people in both countries. This programme brings talented individuals aged 20-30 from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial

Visit to Lyon / Visite à Lyon

5th March 2022
Franco-British Young and Local Leaders visited Lyon for a three-day visit to find out more about the city. The visit included meetings with the Mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, and the Vice President in charge of Security of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Renaud Pfeffer, and Jean-Baptiste Richardier, co-founder of Handicap International, and visits to Renault Trucks

2022 Young Leaders announced / L’annonce de la cohorte des Young Leaders 2022

15th February 2022
The Franco-British Council / Conseil Franco-Britannique has announced 21 new Young Leaders for 2022 in the fifth year of its Young Leaders programme. This new cohort joins an alumni network of 113 Young Leaders who share the goal of working together across their sectors to shape the future of the Franco-British relationship. Members of the

Young Leaders and Local Leaders visit Mansion House / Les Young Leaders et Local Leaders visitent Mansion House

10th February 2022
On 10 February, the Franco-British Young Leaders and Local Leaders had the pleasure to visit the historic Mansion House and were pleased to meet the Lord Mayor of London who explained about his role. Le 10 fevrier, les Young Leaders et Local Leaders franco-britanniques eurent le plaisir de visiter le célèbre monument Mansion House et

Young Leaders – Day Four / Quatrième jour

21st September 2021
The fourth and final day of the programme began with a visit to the École militaire, where Admiral Bernard-Antoine Morio de l’Isle spoke to the Young and Local Leaders about current global geopolitics The young leaders then moved to one of Paris’s newest museums, the Bourse du Commerce. Following opening speeches by Marie-Claire Daveu, Head

Young Leaders – Day Three / Troisième jour

20th September 2021
On the third day of the programme, the Young and Local Leaders visited the Young Talents programme at Sports dans la Ville, which uses sport to support personal development for young people from priority neighbourhoods. This was followed by a fascinating meeting with Laurent Fabius, president of the Constitutional Council, held at the British Ambassador’s

Young Leaders – Day Two / Deuxième jour

19th September 2021
On the second of the Franco-British Young and Local Leaders Programme, the group travelled to the historic city of Reims. After meeting with Arnaud Robinet, the mayor of Reims, the group was given a guided tour of the old town. Following lunch, the Young and Local Leaders had a chance to learn about – and

Young Leaders – Day One / Premier jour

18th September 2021
The first day of the Franco-British Young and Local Leaders Programme began with an evening reception at the Philanthro-Lab in central Paris, where current Leaders were joined by Young Leader and Local Leader alumni currently based in France.  The group was welcomed by Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French

Jean Guéguinou

22nd June 2021
We are very sad to announce the death of Jean Guéguinou, former President of the Franco-British Council in France. He was 79 years old. Jean Guéguinou, born in 1941, was a French diplomat, elevated to the dignity of Ambassador of France. He was notably Consul General of France in Jerusalem, Ambassador of France in Czechoslovakia,