LabCitoyen essay contest is back! Participate and win a 10 days trip to Paris…

You can apply till the 8th April!







What is LabCitoyen 2019?

LabCitoyen is an international youth forum that aims at promoting the French language as a tool for debate and action on the major issues of our time.

Young citizens from all over the world, winners of the LabCitoyen contest, will be invited to a 10 days trip in France and will participate to conferences, debates, cultural visits and workshops.


For this 8th edition, LabCitoyen will discuss “Women rights: equality and citizenship”, in recognition to the essential role of women and the need for improvement in terms of equality and citizenship all around the world.



The contest: try your chance, it’s easy!


— > Step 1: Write down your thoughts on Women rights: equality and citizenship/Droits des femmes : égalité et citoyenneté

!!Essays in French, and no more than 500 words!!

Send your essay by April 8th, in Word format,


Some ideas for you to consider

ü Women and citizenship: political participation, reducing inequalities, empowerment of women, political representation.

ü Women and equality: equality at work, access to education and knowledge.

ü Women and human rights: fighting against harassment and violence against women, religions and women rights.


— > Step 2: Five finalists will be invited to make a short oral presentation on Thursday 18th April 2019 at the Alliance Française de Kotte.


— > Step 3: The winner of the competition will be invited by the Embassy of France and the Institut Français, with the support of La Maison des Cultures du Monde, to a 10 days all-expenses-paid trip to Paris from 30th June to 7th July 2019.


Who can participate?

ü Sri Lankan or Maldivian citizen

ü Between 20 and 26 year-old-people

ü With good proficiency in French (B1 level)

ü Interested in Human rights (experience in associative/civic/humanitarian work is a plus)


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