Mr Bertrand Pous has recently been appointed the new Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Action (COCAC). The following team is in charge of the cultural and scientific activities of the French Embassy:
Mr Nicolas Duhaut: Higher Education Attaché
Mr Philippe Platel: Cultural Attaché
Ms Anne Rouault: Science and Technology Attaché
Ms Louise Roudil: Education program officer / Campus France national coordinator
The Cultural Office is responsible for the implementation and development of bilateral cooperation between France and Australia in the following domains:
- Cultural and Artistic Cooperation (artistic collaborations, festivals, art tours…)
- Promotion of French Literature and Publications (tours, support for publications…)
- Audiovisual Cooperation (support for French film festival, French television…)
The Scientific Office is responsible for:
- Maintaining scientific and technological coordination between France and Australia, by encouraging exchanges of information, organising various scientific events and developing research networks.
- Managing funding programs for researchers
- Publishing scientific journals regarding research on Australia and France
The Education Office:
- Supports cooperation between French and Australian schools and universities in the field of education.
Mr Bertrand Pous recently made two visits to Melbourne in his role as COCAC. Mr Pous visited the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Caulfield Junior College, Auburn High School, the Alliance Française de Melbourne, the Melbourne Dancehouse, the Melbourne French Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in a packed program! His second time in Melbourne was to chair the AGM of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS).
The Honorary Consulate General of France in Melbourne congratulates Mr Pous on his new role and wishes his team all the best for their upcoming projects.