The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation
The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has remained loyal to its commitments for the last 25 years: encouraging creativity and cultural diversity, supporting people with talent, encouraging the sharing of expertise, and access to education for all. These commitments convey strong values that are shared by the Lagardère group and its employees.
Encouraging creativity and cultural diversity
In 2014, Jack Lang, President of the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), and Pierre Leroy, Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA and Director of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation, awarded the second prize for Arab literature to Egyptian author Mohamed al-Fakharany for his novel "La Traversée du K.-O." (Le Seuil).
The jury also gave a special mention to Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan for her novel "Les Gardiens de l'air" (Actes Sud).
Created in 2013 by the Foundation and the IMA, this literary prize worth €10,000 is awarded to a writer who comes from a country belonging to the Arab League and is the author of a work written in French or translated from Arabic into French relating to the theme of Arab youth.
In order to encourage the emergence of new talents and promote cultural diversity, the Foundation formed a partnership with the French Academy in Rome (Villa Medici) in 2014. The aim of this support is to help the institution to reform its central role of providing residences for artists and researchers.
Within the framework of this partnership, several beneficiaries of grants from the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation will be able to benefit from residences at Villa Medici to develop a project.
Houses for talented young people:
The Foundation has joined forces with the equal opportunity programme created by the Fondation Financière de l'Échiquier, that aims to make preparatory classes for France's "grandes écoles" accessible to all.
This programme enables young students from underprivileged areas who have obtained higher education grants to benefit from free accommodation in Paris and educational and moral support while they attend the preparatory classes.
Two houses offer an ideal living and working environment for 25 talented young women and enable them to dare to undertake prestigious studies at the "grandes écoles".
The group's valuesThe Group has clear values that determine its personality. Lagardère's creativity, boldness and independence have helped to create a modern, innovative media group that's in touch with its times.
The group's activities
Lagardère, a world-class diversified media group led by Arnaud Lagardère, operates in around 30 countries and is structured around four distinct, complementary divisions.
The group's history
Lagardère’s history stretches back 150 years, from Louis Hachette’s intuitive decisions in the 19th century to the digital revolution...