Ambassador: François Reyes , France
François created Réveil Citoyen (Citizen’s Awakening) in January 2015 following the terrorist attack in Paris, and the subsequent unrest and violence between secular groups in France. Citizen’s Awakening is a political think-tank which aims to foster a better understanding between people through peaceful debates about current issues in civil society. In doing so it hopes to counter violence, extremism and divisions within communities.
To date 23 events have been held in France. The ideas generated at the debates to improve society are sent to local and national parliamentarians. The reports have been circulated to 925 MPs in France, 38 ministers and the o ce of the President. The President, half the MPs and most Ministers o ces responded. In 2016 the network expanded globally and 42 events have been held across the world.