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Regional Cooperation

9 February 2015  

The Deputy Mayor of Lille, Marie-Pierre Bresson, gave an enthusiastic welcome to the FBC at our regional conference in the city. With the expansion of the French regions and the ongoing debate about extra powers for the English regions, she set the tone for a passionate discussion with council leaders and key players from Nolfolk, Newcastle, Durham and Wales to Brittany, Dunkerque and Nord Pas de Calais. British Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts and SE Sylvie Bermann spoke of their determination to encourage more cooperation.

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Fifth Annual Defence Conference 2015

11/12 March 2015, London

SE Ambassador Sylvie Bermann will be hosting the Conference this year at her Residence in London and we are most grateful to the Ministry of Defence for supporting the event. Both Secretaries of State will be attending together with both Chiefs of Staff. This has now become an established part of the bilateral defence calendar and a major focus this year will be on terrorism.  Due to space constraints we are sadly unable to invite additional participants.


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Google, Rough Guides and Eurostar sponsor our schools' website competition

We are delighted to announce that the digital giant, Google and travel experts, Rough Guides have joined Eurostar to become the major sponsors for our 2015  website competition giving students the chance to have their entry judged by an IT expert and win a weekend in France ! 

Open to Year 9 and Year 12 students in state schools throughout the UK (Year S2 and Year S5 in Scotland)  our 2015 competition is all about hopping on Eurostar to explore  your  favourite French city. All you need to do is start dreaming, creating and designing a website showcasing your city! Details here.

The FBC is recruiting a new Assistant to the Secretary-General  to start in April. Download job description for further details

CEO of Eurostar, Nicolas Petrovic talks to the FBC about our competition supported by Eurostar every year

We are also looking for a Social Media Management intern to join us once a week. Click this link for further information on how to apply

The Rt Hon David Lidington, Minister for Europe, talks about the FBC and his French counterpart,Thierry Repentindescribes the FBC as the cornerstone of Franco-British relations. 


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