Partnering with the French Embassy in the UK, we discuss some of the most pressing issues our society faces today and how we can work together to solve them.
These Festival Focus events are presented in collaboration with the French Embassy in the UK.
Next Generation Citizens: How are young people shaping the future of democracy? Friday 17 June
Join us as we explore the power and visibility of youth activism. From leading a movement against climate change to tackling racism, young people are raising their voices and proving to everyone that there’s no age limit for social change. We examine how those with global or national responsibilities can engage with young people, and what the future of citizen engagement might look like.
One Planet, One Health - Sunday 19 June
Five new human diseases appear each year and three of them, including Ebola and Covid-19, are of animal origin. Join our panel of experts as they examine what a multidisciplinary, global approach to health issues really means. What are the challenges and opportunities that working together on this brings and how can the UK and France make a meaningful and lasting contribution?