IPSA Executive Director Meets International Organizations in Paris
Publication date: Thu, 15 Dec 2022
Recently nominated on the Board of the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ), IPSA Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski attended the Annual Meeting of the Joint Board (France and Québec) on 13-18 November 2022 in Paris. The OFQJ Board Meeting was presided by the newly-elected Québec Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie, Martine Biron, and France’s Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, Pap Ndiaye.
Visit of the French Senate (from left to right)
First row: Kim Fontaine-Skronski (IPSA Executive Director), Elsa Schalck (French Senator), Marianne Beseme (Secretary General OFQJ France), Samuel Poulin (Provincial Member of Parliament representing the Beauce-Sud district and Parliamentary Assistant to the Québec Minister of Culture and Communications and to the Minister responsible for Youth), Loïc Hervé (French Senator), Stéphane Carrier (Deputy Director General Programs and Communications OFQJ Québec).
Back row: Luis Huertas (Deputy Director General Administration and IT OFQJ Québec), Lara Émond (Founder Nordet & Co.), Mélanie Chartrand (Advisor Section France, Québec Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie), Julie Bissonnette (Deputy Associate Minister, Québec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks), Morgane Goudjil (Youth Forum of France), Marielle-Dominique Jobin (Director General Arts Center of Baie-Comeau), Leattytia Badibanga (Founder and President Les Pattes vertes inc., Les Pattes jaunes), Éric Rouyez (Director Administration, Finance and Human Resources OFQJ France).
Plenary Session of the 68th OFQJ Joint Board Meeting France Québec in the presence of Marianne Beseme, Secretary General OFQJ France, Pap Ndiaye, France's Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, Martine Biron, Québec Minister of International Relations and the Francophonie, and Jean-Stéphane Bernard, Secretary General OFQJ Québec.
While in Paris, Dr. Fontaine-Skronski took the opportunity to meet several international organizations and diplomatic missions. She met with the International Science Council’s Incoming CEO Salvatore Aricò, and Acting CEO and Science Director Mathieu Denis, to discuss joint projects and further the cooperation between the two institutions.
Photo from left to right: Incoming CEO Salvatore Aricò, IPSA Executive Director Kim Fontaine-Skronski and Action CEO and Science Director Mathieu Denis.
She then visited the office of the International Political Science Abstracts, based at SciencesPo Paris, to meet journal editors Paul Godt and Stephen Sawyer. Dr. Fontaine-Skronski also met with the leadership of the French Political Science Association (AFSP): Christophe Jaffrelot, President, Nathalie Duclos, Executive Director and Delphine Allès, head of the International Cooperation section of the Association. Finally, she visited the Québec diplomatic mission in Paris and met with the International Affairs Advisor to discuss upcoming IPSA projects.
The Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse
The Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse, a bi-governmental organization established in France and Quebec in 1968, advises and supports, free of charge, nearly 4,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 in their mobility projects across the Atlantic and in the Francophonie.