Francophony and the French Language - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/?xtor=RSS-1 The Francophone area is made up of many countries. There are 300 million French speakers in 33 countries across the globe, a number that has increased by 9.6% since the last census in 2014. However, the Francophone area, as a political community, brings together 88 countries and associate, observer and member governments of the International Organisation of La Francophonie. France's aim is to make French one of the main world languages of the future and an asset in an ever-more global (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L144xH72/visuel_defaut_une_fd-44916-890bc.jpg?1614684369https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr?xtor=RSS-1 Francophonie – International Francophonie Day (20 March) and French Language and Francophonie Week (13-21 March 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/francophonie-international-francophonie-day-20-march-and-french-language-and?xtor=RSS-1 This week we are celebrating the French language, spoken by 300 million people – most under age 30 – on five continents, and the values it embodies: commitment to the rule of law, democracy, human rights, and equality between men and women. The year's theme, selected by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), will be “Francophone women, resilient women.” The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs' cooperation and cultural action network, the Instituts Français, and French (…) 2021-03-16 08:23:5555272_256748Press Release Issued By The Ministry For Europe And Foreign Affairs And The Ministry Of National Education, Youth And Sport - Steering Committee for French Education Abroad (29 Jan. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/press-release-issued-by-the-ministry-for-europe-and-foreign-affairs-and-the?xtor=RSS-1 M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, M. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sport, and M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for French Nationals Abroad, Tourism and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, convened a meeting by video conference today, Friday 29 January 2021, of the Interministerial Steering Committee for French Education Abroad. Provided for in the development plan of AEFE [Agency (…) 2021-02-01 08:24:2755272_255592Francophonie - Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne's participation in the plenary session of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) devoted to Francophonie (12.01.21)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/francophonie-jean-baptiste-lemoyne-s-participation-in-the-plenary-session-of?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, was invited by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council to take part today in its first plenary session of 2021. The minister of state will pay tribute to the CESE's mobilization in the area of Francophonie over the long term and will talk about the key priorities shared by France and the International Organization of La Francophonie: (…) 2021-01-12 18:00:4755272_255014Francophonie – second meeting of the Joint France-Francophonie Committee (4 Dec. 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/francophonie-second-meeting-of-the-joint-france-francophonie-committee-4-dec?xtor=RSS-1 Tomorrow Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will co-chair the second meeting of the Joint France-Francophonie Committee with Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). This meeting, which will bring together all of France and the OIF's institutional stakeholders and operators, will be held at the organization's (…) 2020-12-04 08:52:3555272_254286Humanist values at the core of the 2020 World French Lycées Week (30 Nov. 20)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/humanist-values-at-the-core-of-the-2020-world-french-lycees-week-30-nov-20?xtor=RSS-1 Present in 139 countries with nearly 500 schools and 355,000 students aged 3 to 18 in 2020, France is the country with the largest school network beyond its borders. On all the continents, families from France and many other countries choose French education because of the many assets it has to offer. Every year since 2017, the World French Lycées Week has provided an opportunity to showcase the advantages of a French education for students in a wide range of initiatives organized by (…) 2020-11-30 15:19:4455272_254160Francophonie - Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne's participation in the Francophonie Ministerial Conference (24-25 Nov. 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/francophonie-jean-baptiste-lemoyne-s-participation-in-the-francophonie?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will take part today in the 37th session of the Francophonie Ministerial Conference, in the presence of Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, and Othman Jerandi, Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, who will chair the meeting. This ministerial meeting, (…) 2020-11-25 08:27:1955272_254014Francophonie – Meeting between Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne and Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (Paris, 21 Oct. 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/francophonie-meeting-between-jean-baptiste-lemoyne-and-louise-mushikiwabo?xtor=RSS-1 On October 21, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, hosted Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. This meeting was in line with the effort to strengthen our relationship with that organization initiated at the launch of the Joint France-Francophonie Committee in June 2019 at the Elysée. Mr. Lemoyne and Ms. Mushikiwabo (…) 2020-10-23 18:42:1755272_252950Third French Schools Abroad Week (18-22 Nov. 19) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/third-french-schools-abroad-week-18-22-nov-19?xtor=RSS-1 This year's French Schools Abroad Week will have the theme “From preschool through to the Baccalaureat, French education is a path to success”. Many events in schools in our global education network, coordinated broadcasts and publications on social media will highlight the vibrancy, quality and cohesion as well as diversity of French schools across the globe and the value of the education they offer. Sponsored by Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister for National Education and Youth, the 2019 (…) 2019-11-15 17:48:2455272_245286FRED: the platform for French teachers and learnershttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/france-s-commitment-to-the-french-language/learning-and-teaching-french/article/fred-the-platform-for-french-teachers-and-learners?xtor=RSS-1 Do you teach French? Are you learning French? The FRED platform – www.franceducation.fr – offers you free access to a wide range of high-quality content: videos, texts, infographics, podcasts and more. Easy access to online resources The FRED platform is available in five languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). It provides easy access to more than 2,000 educational resources produced by public agencies (the Institut Français, the National Centre for Distance Education – (…) 2019-10-04 12:50:3060277_244561The measures for developing French education abroad (03.10.19)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/francophony-and-the-french-language/news/article/the-measures-for-developing-french-education-abroad-03-10-19?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister for National Education and Youth and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, presented on 3 October 2019 at the Quai d'Orsay the measures for developing French education abroad.2019-10-03 17:55:1455272_244539