Past Event

Training and Support for disaffected NEETs

25 January - Paris

Exploring challenges and identifying examples of best practice for 16-25 year olds who are out of work and not in education (NEETs). How can we create a better system of engaging young people in activities like volunteering, or practical training to counteract people being exploited ideologically? 

The conference report will be available soon. 

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Game Changers: The disruptors and challenges of today and tomorrow

21 November, London

This conference, in partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce, will bring together Franco-British experts from the political, business, and academic world to look at these emerging "digital disruptors" that are changing the face of industry. The main focus of the debate will be on how easy access to the internet and smartphones have enabled digital start-ups to redefine business models and which industries are being affected.

6th Annual Defence Conference

17 November, Paris

The FBC Annual Defence Conference provides a discussion for the bilateral defence relationship, with key speakers from the military, government, industry and academia. The focus this year will largely be on joint counter-terrorism initatives, cyber security and intelligence sharing.  Read more.

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Baroness Tessa Blackstone awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur

FBC British Section Chair, The Rt Hon. the Baroness Blackstone was awarded the insignia of the Chevalier de l'Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur by Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, at a ceremony that took place at the Résidence of the French Ambassador on Tuesday 7 June 2016.  The Ambassador praised Baroness Blackstone for her role in promoting Franco-British relations and looks forward to the launch of the Franco-British Young Leaders programme soon.

Read the French Ambassador's speech here.

View more photos here.

UK Prime Minister's statement on the referendum outcome:  See this link 

And I would also reassure Brits living in European countries, and European citizens living here, that there will be no immediate changes in your circumstances. There will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold.

We must now prepare for a negotiation with the European Union. 

After the EU referendum result: What happens now?

Read this BBC guide

Sir Stephen Wall – Britain’s former Ambassador to the EU, who played a key role negotiating five EU treaties in his career as a diplomat – on how Britain might go about the process of unpicking its relationship with the bloc, and strike a deal with 27 spurned neighbours.  See Portland report


French Section Website