The grand tour

The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the office of the Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities mandated the Open Diplomacy Institute to organize The Grand Tour #OurGenerationEgality: a series of fourteen consultative conferences in cities in mainland and overseas France from 8 April to 17 May 2021


The Grand Tour allows the general public to participate in the run-up to the Generation Equality Forum by sharing their recommendations for French feminist foreign policy and the progress of gender equality worldwide. Each conference is divided into three parts, starting with contributions by local political leaders (MPs and regional presidents) and the host institution, followed by a public discussion with a minister, and ending with a diplomatic dialogue between the Ambassador and Secretary-General of the Generation Equality Forum, Delphine O, and a foreign Ambassador.

The conclusions of this work with the general public will be presented at the final conference at the National Assembly on 18 June 2021.

  • 8 April

    Hauts-de-France Conference at HESAM University, Lille

    with Ms Elisabeth Moreno, Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, and H.E. Michael Starbaek Christensen, Ambassador of Denmark

  • 9 April

    Grand Est Conference at EM Strasbourg

    with Ms Nadia Hai, Minister Delegate for Urban Affairs and H.E. Hasmik Tolmajian, Ambassador of Armenia

  • 10 April

    Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Conference at Burgundy School of Business, Dijon

    with Ms Elisabeth Borne, Minister of Labour, Employment and Economic Inclusion, and H.E. Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, Ambassador of Mexico


  • 15 April

    Brittany Conference at ENS Rennes

    with Ms Roxana Maracineanu, Minister Delegate for Sport, and H.E. Unnur Orradottir-Ramette, Ambassador of Iceland

  • 16 April

    Pays-de-la-Loire Conference at Audencia, Nantes

    with Ms Olivia Grégoire, Minister of State for the Social, Inclusive and Responsible Economy, and H.E. Jorge Luis Jure Arnoletti, Ambassador of Uruguay

  • 22 April

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Conference at INSA Lyon

    with Mr Cédric O, Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication, and H.E. Hans-Dieter Lucas, Ambassador of Germany

  • 23 April

    Occitanie Conference at Montpellier Business School

    with Ms Sarah El Hairy, Minister of State for Youth and Engagement, and H.E. José Manuel Albares Bueno, Ambassador of Spain

  • 24 April

    Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Conference at the School of Journalism and Communication of Aix-Marseille-University, Aix-en-Provence

    with Ms Sophie Cluzel, Minister of State for Disabled People, and H.E. Mohamed Karim Jamoussi, Ambassador of Tunisia

  • 26 April

    Corsica Conference at the Regional Administration Institute (IRA) in Bastia, Corsica

    with Ms Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of Public Sector Transformation and the Civil Service, and H.E. Pieter de Gooijer, Ambassador of the Netherlands

  • 29 April

    Île-de-France Conference at CNAM, Paris

    with Ms Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and H.E. Sonia Marta Mora-Escalante, Ambassador of Costa Rica

  • 3 May

    Centre-Val-de-Loire Conference at CNAM, Orléans

    with Mr Alain Griset, Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and H.E. Håkan Åkesson, Ambassador of Sweden

  • 6 May

    Normandy Conference at INSA Rouen

    with Ms Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister Delegate for Industry, and H.E. Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador of Canada

  • 10 May

    Nouvelle-Aquitaine Conference at Kedge Business School, Bordeaux

    with Mr Adrien Taquet, Minister of State for Children and Families, and H.E. Sir Edward Llewellyn, Ambassador of the United Kingdom

  • 17 May

    Guadeloupe Conference at the ACTe Memorial, Pointe-à-Pitre

    with Ms Marlène Schiappa, Minister Delegate for Citizenship, and H.E. Leonardo Daniel Costantino, Ambassador of Argentina

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