With the aim of collecting ideas and proposals to support the promotion and learning of the French language around the world, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Françoise Nyssen, the Minister of Culture, are launching on 26 January 2018 at the Quai d’Orsay, the international citizen consultation platform “My Idea for the French Language”.
President Macron entrusted the Institut Français, a Foreign Ministry agency, with organizing this citizen consultation. Targets:
- Rally the support of the French presence working abroad,
- Garner realistic proposals to put a modern spin on the use of French and promote multilingualism.
The “My idea for the French Language” platform is directed at French citizens and francophones and francophiles from other countries. Contributions can be submitted online until 20 March, International Francophonie Day.
In addition to collecting proposals, the platform aims to promote the rich culture of the international francophone community and highlight the importance and potential of the French language and multilingualism.
This consultation will be conducted during an international conference for the French language and multilingualism in the world to be held on 14 and 15 February. It will bring together prominent figures and members of civil society and young citizens of different nationalities working locally using innovative approaches.
The summary of proposals submitted online and discussions held in the conference will enable us to guide and consolidate an overall plan for the French language and multilingualism in the world that President Macron would like to adopt in 2018.