Discussion on “Paris: A divided capital” documentary / Discussion sur le documentaire : “Paris, une capitale divisée”

7th July 2022
On 7th July 2022, the Franco-British Council hosted an online discussion with Local Leader Christopher Amedu about his documentary, “Paris: A Divided Capital” which examines the effect of the African diaspora on French culture and the current rise of populism in France. You can watch his documentary on YouTube here https://youtu.be/OQ3kG2Soz3M Le 7 juillet 2022, le

Welcome breakfast with some of the new Entente Cordiale scholars / Petit-déjeuner de bienvenue pour les nouveaux boursiers de l’Entente Cordiale

5th July 2022
Today the Franco-British Council and the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department welcomed some of the new Entente Cordiale scholars to the French Embassy in the UK before they head to study in France. Le Conseil franco-britannique et le Département de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation ont accueilli aujourd’hui à l’Ambassade de

Young Leaders – Day Four / Quatrième jour

18th June 2022
The fourth and final day of the Young and Local Leaders programme began with a visit of the Courtauld Gallery and meeting art historian Professor Sarah Wilson. The programme ended as Young and Local Leaders attended the Commemoration Ceremony for the Appel du 18 juin at the statue of General Charles de Gaulle. Le quatrième

Young Leaders – Day Three / Troisième jour

17th June 2022
On the third day of the Young and Local Leaders programme, the group travelled to Oxford and was welcomed at All Souls College at the University of Oxford by Catriona Seth FBA, MAE, Fellow of All Souls, marshal Foch Professor of French Literature. The group later discussed international criminal justice with Theodor Meron, past judge

Young Leaders – Day Two / Deuxième jour

16th June 2022
On the second day of the Franco-British Young and Local Leaders Programme, the group travelled to Portsmouth to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth, aircraft carrier, aboard which they were welcomed by Rear Admiral Steve Moorhouse and discussions bringing out the strength and depth of cooperation between Europe’s two naval powers ensued. The day ended with a

Young Leaders – Day One / Premier jour

15th June 2022
On the first day of the Franco-British Young and Local Leaders 2022 Programme, Young and Local Leaders were welcomed at the Wellcome Trust by Gerrit van Rossum, Chargé d’affaires at the French Embassy. The day continued with a visit to Parliament where the group met with The Rt Hon Stephan Crabb MP, Bim Afolami, Leo

Diner de bienvenue des Young et Local Leaders au Sénat / Young-Local Leaders welcome dinner at the Senate

30th May 2022
Le 30 mai, le Conseil franco-britannique a organisé un dîner de bienvenue au Sénat avec la nouvelle promotion de Young Leaders-Local Leaders basés en France. Ils ont été accueillis par notre Président en France Hervé Mariton, l’Ambassadrice britannique en France, Dame Menna Rawling, et Madame la Sénatrice représentant les français établis hors de France, également membre

Visit to Hinkley Point – 22-23 March

23rd March 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