The British Council was founded in 1934 with the aim to “build mutually beneficial cultural and educational relationships between the United Kingdom and other countries, and increase appreciation of the United Kingdom’s creative ideas and achievements.”
The Entente Cordiale Scholarship Scheme is a prestigious bi-lateral awards scheme that funds students enrolling for a Masters or a PhD qualification in the UK or in France. There are scholarships in the field of law, funded by Herbert Smith Freehills – Cercle Montesquieu, scholarships in the field of the environment.
The Franco-British Council aims to promote better understanding between Britain and France and to contribute to the development of joint action through meetings of leading representatives of the worlds of culture, science, education, politics and business in the context of a developing Europe and of an increasingly globalised community.
The Franco-British Society is an independent charitable organisation, privileged to have had The late Queen as its patron. Founded in 1924, although its roots go back to the Entente Cordiale at the beginning of the 20th century, it is dedicated to encouraging closer relations between Britain and France. The Society acts as a focus for those individuals, groups and companies who wish to keep in touch with France, her culture, history and current affairs.
L’Association France-Grande Bretagne, association de la loi de 1901 qui a célébré son centenaire en 2016, a pour but de renforcer les liens entre les deux pays et de favoriser les échanges entre eux. Elle s’adresse à quiconque s’intéresse à un titre ou un autre aux choses d’outre-Manche, au passé ou au présent de la Grande Bretagne.
The Wales France Business Forum – colloquially known as Le Club – is the Franco-Welsh networking business forum. Le Club’s purpose is to stimulate networking, partnership development and trading opportunities between organisations with both Welsh and French links – whether these links are through their business operations or through their people. It is a not-for-profit business club, and membership is open to anyone with existing or ambitions to grow Franco-Wales business relations.
L’Institut Français du Royaume-Uni (French Cultural Institute in the United Kingdom) was founded in 1910 by a private benefactor eager to introduce Londoners to French artists and writers, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni. It is the official French government centre of language and culture in the UK. It is one of 150 French Institutes worldwide, and one of the oldest.
The Institut Français d’Écosse, in the heart of Edinburgh, facilitates talent and cultural exchanges, consolidating the local and international sense of community by tightening the cultural fabric. The Institut français is dedicated to helping schools and families with their learning and teaching experience. In this section, you will find information about French or bilingual education in Scotland, or schools with a particular emphasis on French, as well as teaching resources, activities for children, training, and more.
OxPo is a meeting point for social science scholars in Oxford and at Sciences Po, who work on the comparative analysis of the evolution of political systems and societies, in Europe and beyond. It coordinates various comparative research projects that contribute to this goal and offers various opportunities to develop new ones, including for doctoral students and post-docs. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have a research project involving French and British collaboration and are looking for support.
LARCA, Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones Humanités – Sciences sociales, CNRS UMR 8225, is an interdisciplinary research unit of Université Paris Cité and CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) whose members study the histories, literatures, arts and cultures of English-speaking countries and their links to the wider world. Drawing together literary scholars, political, social, and cultural historians, art historians, and specialists of photography, film, television, and emerging media, LARCA is a research laboratory that bridges the disciplines and mediates between academic cultures in France and the English-speaking world.
Le Collège franco-britannique, créé après la Première Guerre mondiale pour témoigner de l’amitié entre la France et la Grande-Bretagne, était destiné à l’origine à l’accueil d’un nombre égal d’étudiants français et anglais. Un comité créé en 1927 a été chargé de recueillir les donations dont celles de l’État français, ou encore le legs important d’Edward et Helen Nathan, qui ont permis son édification. Le bâtiment a été inauguré le 16 juillet 1937, en présence notamment d’Albert Lebrun, président de la République française, de Jean Zay, ministre français de l’Éducation Nationale, de Sir Eric Phipps, ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne en France, et d’une vingtaine de représentants des universités britanniques. Le Collège franco-britannique est géré par la fondation nationale Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.
The Franco-British Lawyers Society promotes co-operation and understanding between the legal systems of France and Britain. It facilitates the mutual exchange of ideas, experience and learning between lawyers, jurists and judges in all parts of the two countries, and it seeks to multiply fruitful contacts and friendships among them.
The Anglo-French Medical Society is a professional organisation fostering interaction between UK and French doctors and medical students. The organisation aim to exchange medical views and opinions as well as improving knowledge of French and English in a friendly and professional setting.
The Allianz Foundation supports artistic and educational projects that breathe the spirit of international understanding. Young people from all over Europe and the neighbouring countries of the Mediterranean Sea are its target group and, at the same time, the protagonists of its programs. Together with them the Allianz Cultural Foundation develops projects that permanently promote mutual understanding and awareness.
The French Debating Association is delighted to encourage all such events which promote the overall cause of debating in France and encourages anyone interested in debating to support these and other such debating events.
The English-Speaking Union (Paris Branch) brings together and empowers people of different languages and cultures. The Aims of the ESU are the mutual advancement of education of the English-speaking peoples of the world, in particular respecting their heritage, traditions and aspirations, the events and issues of the day affecting them, their inter-relationships and the use of English as a shared language and means of international communication of knowledge and understanding provided always that these are at all times pursued in a non-political and non-sectarian manner.
The Spark! Contest develops and encourages young people to play a part in the UK and France journey to becoming zero-carbon. Spark! offers a stage to a new generation of global energy champions and provides an audience of prolific industry leaders to promote and encourage their growth.
Since 1947, the Centre d’Échanges Internationaux has been organising international exchanges for young people on an educative level as well as on a linguistic one. C.E.I. is a non-profit organisation and a member of several French and international federations which guarantee quality and reliability. Their special offices in London is dedicated to operating as the platform connecting French students and non-students looking for a job or an internship, with local UK organization in need of staff and support for their team. The C.E.I. also has offices in Paris dedicated to organising programmes for foreign participants wishing to discover France, its culture and language.
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