2020 Young Leaders announced / L’annonce de la cohorte des Young Leaders 2020

3rd June 2020
The Franco-British Council / Conseil Franco-Britannique has announced 21 new Young Leaders in the fourth year of its Young Leaders programme. This new cohort joins an alumni network of 92 Young Leaders who share the goal of working together across their sectors to shape the future of the Franco-British relationship. Members of the selection jury

Lord Ricketts becomes Chair of the Franco-British Council in the UK / Lord Ricketts devient Président du Conseil Franco-Britannique au Royaume Uni

1st March 2020
Today Lord Peter Ricketts takes over as Chair of the Franco-British Council in the United Kingdom to work alongside Hervé Mariton in France. Peter Ricketts is a former British Ambassador to France and is a member of the House of Lords. We would like to thank outgoing Chair, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, for seven years of

Conference on Climate Change and Energy / Conférence sur l’énergie et le changement climatique

27th February 2020
The Franco-British Council organised a Conference on Climate Change and Energy at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris on 27th February 2020. You can read the report about the Conference here. Le Conseil franco-britannique a organisé une conférence sur l’énergie et le changement climatique au Conseil économique, social et environnemental le 27 février

Applications launched for Young Leaders Programme 2020 / Ouverture des candidatures pour le programme Young Leaders 2020

13th January 2020
The application processes for the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme and the Franco-British Local Leaders Programme have opened today. You can find information for the Young Leaders Programme here and the Local Leaders Programme here. Applications close on Sunday 23rd February 2020 at 23.59 GMT. Les candidatures pour les programmes Young Leaders et Local Leaders franco-britanniques

Visit to Cardiff / Visite à Cardiff

21st November 2019
Franco-British Young and Local Leaders visited Cardiff for a two-day visit to find out more about the links between France and Wales. The visit included meetings with the Welsh Government, a Beaujolais Reception with the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce. Young and Local Leaders also had dinner with The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, former Secretary

Common Futures Forum

16th November 2019
Franco-British Local Leaders today attended the Common Futures Forum at the Plexal Centre in London. The Common Futures Forum is organised by the charity, MyLifeMySay, and aims to promote dialogue and debates between different age and social groups. Local Leaders from the UK and France were able to discuss their experience with the Franco-British Council

Air Combat Power visit / Visite des forces de frappe aériennes de la Royal Air Force

21st October 2019
Franco-British Young Leaders today attended the Royal Air Force Air Combat Power display at RAF Waddington which was also attended by Prince Edward. The visit gave Young Leaders the chance to see aircraft and equipment and to attend briefings on the work of the Royal Air Force, including defence collaboration with France. Les Young Leaders

Visit to the National Assembly / Visite à l’Assemblée nationale

24th July 2019
Franco-British Young Leaders today visited the French National Assembly in Paris to find out more about the French political process and the National Assembly as an institution. The visit was hosted by French members of parliament, Alexandre Holroyd (Young Leader 2018) and Virginie Duby-Muller (Young Leader 2017). Les Young Leaders franco-britanniques furent aujourd’hui conviés à

Franco-British Business Seminar / Séminaire d’entreprise franco-britannique

18th July 2019
The Franco-British Council today hosted a Business Seminar at LVMH House in London to discuss current issues for Franco-British businesses especially in the context of Brexit. Hervé Mariton, former minister and Chair of the Franco-British Council in France, opened the Seminar. The seminar was attended by a range of businesses and included an address by

Young Leaders – Day Four / Quatrième jour

29th June 2019
On Day Four of the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme, Baroness Tessa Blackstone said farewell before Young Leaders visited the ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion Exhibition’ at The British Library. This was followed by a session on Trends and risks – what will the Franco-British relationship look like in 2030. The programme concluded in