Commissioner General Michel Audet announced the official program of the World Forum for the French Language (FMLF) today in the presence of Clément Duhaime, the Administrator of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF). Over 100 activities will be on the menu for the event, which will be held in Québec City from July 2 to 6, 2012.
A rich, diverse, interactive and festive program
Following last fall’s successful online call for contributions, which resulted in over 500 proposals, a program reflecting the concerns of young people and the challenges facing them was drawn up. Testimonials, meetings, roundtables, lectures, debates, presentations, research results, symposiums and workshops will be facilitated by 1,500 participants from civil society.
An interactive Forum!
The interactive nature of the Forum will ensure the reflections and opinions of the participants are shared as widely as possible. Most of the activities will be broadcast live on the Forum’s website, while social networking sites will be used to facilitate discussions among Internet users on all five continents and invite people to take part in the various activities.
An “open-to-all” program!
In addition to the activities for accredited participants, FMLF will offer a program that is open to all, with shows and events staged at various venues in Québec City. These include three marquee shows highlighting various styles of cultural expression and featuring artists from every continent that will be presented the evenings of July 2, 3 and 4 at Parc de la Francophonie. On top of that, the Québec Summer Festival will kick off on Thursday, July 5, with an opening show pulsing to the rhythms and sounds of the French language.
Lastly, based on the outcome of the various debates and meetings, a number of recommendations will be formulated and presented to the appropriate authorities of the Francophonie with the goal of planning future activities and fostering new ways to promote the French language.
The World Forum for the French Language
The World Forum for the French Language, an OIF event, is an initiative proposed by the Secretary General of the Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, at the Montreux Summit in October 2010. The Forum will be organized in collaboration with the Government of Québec, with funding from the Government of Canada and the City of Québec.
Program - FMLF 2012 (French only)