Inauguration by Laurent Fabius of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (April 8)


To mark the 25th anniversary of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE), Laurent Fabius will welcome some 50 French and foreign personalities at the Quai d’Orsay on April 8. Among these alumni of French schools abroad are former Spanish foreign minister Angel Moratinos, Italian economist Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, writer Miguel Bonnefoy, and actress Hélène Fillières.

Company leaders, academics, researchers, writers, artists, athletes – in their various spheres, these alumni illustrate the values of excellence and openness fostered by the 494 schools belonging to the agency network. The latter currently counts some 330,000 students, including more than 200,000 foreigners, in 135 countries.

At the agency’s invitation, more than 400 people will gather on April 10 to discuss civic, multilingual and multicultural education; pedagogical and digital innovation; the approaches and attractiveness of French higher education; and partnerships. Agreements will be signed with a certain number of entities, including the Ecole supérieure des sciences économiques et sociales (Essec), the Institut du monde arabe, and the National Committee of French Foreign Trade Advisers.