Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, took part in the celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Business Volunteers (VIE) club.
The VIE club, which was created in 2006 by Business France, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development’s agency responsible for promoting French businesses abroad and enhancing their appeal, is an association which brings together all former international volunteers: national service volunteers (VSN), those working abroad in lieu of national service (CSN), as well as international business volunteers (VIE) and international administrative volunteers (VIA).
The purpose of this association is to create a network for exchanging information in order to help young people who have benefited from these schemes to enter the job market. The VIE club is now a dynamic network active in 45 countries which brings together more than 10,000 people.
Jean-Marc Ayrault presented the award for becoming the 10,000th member of the VIE club to Anne Dervilly, a former VIE in Sierra Leone.