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France’s overseas cultural and cooperation network

The French network – facts and figures

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, MAE) operates a vast network of French cultural departments and establishments around the world, responsible for organising some 50,000 cultural events every year.

Key figures :

  • 11 Franco-national centres or institutes
  • 161 cooperation and cultural action departments
  • 10 science and technology departments
  • 839 technical assistants including 694 tenured contractual agents and 145 international volunteers



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