Alongside the Young Leaders programme, the Franco-British Council piloted an initiative dedicated to supporting the social mobility for young people in both countries: the Franco-British Local Leaders programme.
This programme brings talented individuals aged 20-30 from disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial qualities for the benefit of their communities.
Franco-British Local Leaders
There are 35 Local Leaders who come from disadvantaged backgrounds on both sides of the Channel who are now part of the programme. Through creating a business or local political involvement to improve the living conditions of young people, they all created a positive impact on their communities and have a “success story” to tell. They all share the same goal: to develop their impact at an international level.
5 new Local Leaders were appointed in 2020.
Applications to join the Franco-British Local Leaders programme 2021 have closed. The selection jury will meet during February and applicants will be notified shortly after.
Applications for the programme 2022 will re-open later this year. Please check back to this website for further updates.
Local Leaders are required to accept the Franco-British Local Leaders Charter as part of membership on the programme.
No Local Leaders were chosen in 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic