The cooperation and cultural action network


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Israel: creating a discussion forum for cultural industry professionals (12 August 2015)

Since 2010, the Institut français in Israel has been organizing an annual forum on cultural industries, enabling French and Israeli professionals to meet with each other. Over two to three days, there will be a selection of round tables, professional "B2B" meetings, project presentations, pitches, showcases, strategic company tours for the relevant industry, as well as opportunities for informal discussions. The forums deal with the sectors of broadcasting (cinema, TV programmes, TV series, hosting) and the music industry.

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The French cultural network: key figures

The global French cooperation and cultural action network consists of:

  • 6,000 staff members
  • 155 Cooperation and Cultural Action Services, of which 96 became French Institutes on 1 January 2012 (by merging with French cultural centres)
  • 10 scientific departments
  • 384 subsidized Alliances Françaises, from a total of some 900 Alliance Française language centres worldwide
  • 494 educational establishments with a French curriculum (Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), French Secular Mission (MLF) and other institutions)
  • 27 French Research Institutes Abroad (IFRE) and 18 branches
  • 200 Campus France offices
  • 137 archaeological projects
  • 70 French Development Agency (AFD) agencies and representative offices in 90 countries make up the linchpin operator of French official development assistance

Actions conducted by the cooperation and cultural action network:

  • More than 26,000 cutural events in some 150 countries
  • 295,000 foreign students hosted in 2013/2014 – France is the third most popular host country for foreign students
  • 14,500 French government scholars in 2013
  • 620,000 students in French Institutes and Alliances Françaises
  • 320,000 students in educational establishments with a French curriculum (of which 37% are French) and 1,600,000 students in bilingual sections of national education networks
  • 13,000 volunteers (in administrations, businesses, international solidarity efforts, French and European Civic Service)