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Accelerating the transition to a low carbon energy system

25 June - Paris

Ahead of COP21 in December this year, the FBC, in partnership with VISTA Think Tank, held a seminar in Paris to explore ways in which Britain and France can work together to influence the summit in Paris. Discussions included shale gas, renewable energies and how the two countries can help lead energy transition as well as the creation of a European carbon market.

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The Benefits of an Ageing Workforce

12 October - London

Chaired by Lord Filkin, this seminar will focus on current political and economic trends in the UK and France, the importance of a change in attitude toward the older generation of workers, how employers and governments can adapt to changing economic and demographic circumstances, and the support needed for employees making this transition.

Franco-British Digital Conference

12 November - London

French and British Secretaries of State for the Digital Economy Axelle Lemaire and Ed Vaizey will lead a discussion on digital transformation challenges. Organised in partnership with the French Chamber of Great Britain and the French Embassy under the kind auspices of the French Ambassador to the UK, HE Sylvie Bermann.

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We are delighted to announce that St. Cuthbert’s College, St.Helens has won the top prize in FBC’s 2015 website competition!  We would also like to congratulate The Grey Coat Hospital School, London and St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Chesterfield for winning second and third place respectively. 

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FBC staff and members have raised well over £5,000 for charity from their cycle to Paris, where they were met by the British Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts. Find out more here.

Congratulations to FBC Members Lord James Arbuthnot and Duncan Greenland CBE on their recent honours.

FBC member Chi Onwurah MP speaks to Sud Radio about the urgent need for a solution to the migrant crisis in Calais for France and Britain. Listen here.

Staff and members were warmly welcomed to the Residence of Ambassador Sylvie Bermann to celebrate the Fête Nationale. See the gallery here.

Ambassador Sylvie Bermann spoke at the recent FBC AGM on the UK elections. Read her speech here

Our Vice Chair, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP gave the Palliser Lecture this year. He delivered a powerful speech on the UK's position within Europe.

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