Past Event

Training and Support for disaffected NEETs

25 January - Paris

Exploring challenges and identifying examples of best practice for 16-25 year olds who are out of work and not in education (NEETs). How can we create a better system of engaging young people in activities like volunteering, or practical training to counteract people being exploited ideologically? 

The conference report will be available soon. 

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Next Event

Game Changers: The disruptors and challenges of today and tomorrow

21 November, London

This conference, in partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce, will bring together Franco-British experts from the political, business, and academic world to look at these emerging "digital disruptors" that are changing the face of industry. The main focus of the debate will be on how easy access to the internet and smartphones have enabled digital start-ups to redefine business models and which industries are being affected.

6th Annual Defence Conference

17 November, Paris

The FBC Annual Defence Conference provides a discussion for the bilateral defence relationship, with key speakers from the military, government, industry and academia. The focus this year will largely be on joint counter-terrorism initatives, cyber security and intelligence sharing.  Read more.

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FBC's response to Brexit vote

Whilst FBC does not take a political line, we are disappointed with the result of the referendum because it is bound to make relations between the UK and the rest of Europe more difficult.  This underlines, however, the importance of the mission of the FBC;  we are determined to do everything we can to maintain and strengthen cross-Channel links.
Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Chair
Tom Schuller, Director

Lancaster House  bilateral defence treaty 2010-2060 holds firm  See Le Monde article

Shocked and saddened by 14 July tragedy in Nice.  Theresa May says UK to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with France.  Watch BBC video statement.

UK-France Data Innovation Taskforce has published a series of recommendations on how the two countries could work together to use data to stimulate economic growth and improve society.  Read announcement and full report.

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May's first statement and Cabinet appointments

Chancellor - Philip Hammond
Foreign Secretary - Boris Johnson
Home Secretary - Amber Rudd
Brexit Secretary - David Davis
International Trade Secretary - Liam Fox


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