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Diplomatic Network

Bilateral

  • 163 Embassies
  • 4 Diplomatic Branch Offices

Multilateral

  • 16 Permanent Representations
  • 25 Ambassadors at Large

Consular Network

  • 92 Consulates General and Consulates
  • 5 independent Chanceries
  • 1 Consular Branch Office
  • 500 Consular Bureaus

Cooperation and Cultural Action Network
(as of January 1st, 2012)

  • 8000 people distributed in 161 Cooperation and Cultural Action
    services
  • 101 French Institutes with 12 offices attached to the Paris French
    Institute – 10 scientific services
  • 445 Alliances Françaises receive subsidies
  • 486 schools with programs in French (AEFE [agency for French
    teaching abroad], French Lay Mission, other institutions)
  • 5 French National Centers
  • 26 research institutes and 14 branch offices
  • 161 Campus France areas
  • 98 Environmental Correspondents

Actions Conducted by the Cooperation and Cultural Action Network

  • 50,000 artistic events each year
  • 285,000 students hosted in 2010/2011 – France hosts the fourth
    largest number of foreign students
  • 470 master’s degree and doctoral students each year receive Eiffel
    scholarships
  • 800,000 students in French Institutes and Alliances Françaises
  • 337,000 registered for French certification tests in 2010
  • 295,000 students in schools following the French program (40%
    French students) in 2010/2011
  • 1.7 million students in bilingual sections in national education
    systems
  • €126 million in co-financing collected in 2010
  • 12,500 decentralized cooperation projects – 350 financed by the MFA
    in 2011
  • 160 French archaeological missions abroad

A significant commitment by France with regards to development aid

  • 3rd largest contributor in the world to Official Development Assistance
    (ODA)
    by volume and the number one European contributor;
  • Largest contributor in the world to UNITAID;
  • 2nd largest contributor in the world to the Global Fund to Fight against
    AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria;
  • 2nd largest contributor in the world to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Staff
(2012 employment ceiling)

Tenured and open-ended contractual agents in the central administration 3 084
Tenured and open-ended contractual agents abroad 2 885
Fixed-term contractual agents (including international volunteers and temporary staff) 3 164
Non-Defense Budget Military Staff 719
Locally recruited staff under local laws 5 172
Total 15 024

Budget (Preliminary Financing Act)

Year 2009 2010 2011
Budget (in € billions) 4,598 4,917 5,099

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