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,

Webinar with Michel Barnier / webinaire avec Michel Barnier

7th June 2021
Tonight the Franco-British Council organised a webinar with Michel Barnier to discuss his views on current Franco-British relations. Ce soir le Conseil franco-britannique a organisé ce soir un webinaire avec Michel Barnier pour discuter de son point de vue sur les relations franco-britanniques actuelles.

Education webinar / webinaire sur l’éducation

19th May 2021
Today the Franco-British Council organised a webinar on the theme of: “Studying and working across the Channel: what prospects for young people after Brexit?” “ The following speakers participated: • Dr Tim Gore OBE, Director General, Institute of the University of London in Paris• Dr Elizabeth Macintyre, Vice-President, International Strategy, University of Paris• Dr Minh-Hà

Engaging with business / engagement avec les entreprises

28th April 2021
Today The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for France in the UK Parliament, and Alexandre Holroyd, Chair of groupe d’amitié de Grande-Bretagne in the French National Assembly, answered questions from French businesses in the UK organised by the French Chamber of Great Britain. Aujourd’hui, le député Rt Hon Stephen