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The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

For over 20 years, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has kept up its commitment to young people through its programmes in the fields of culture, solidarity and sport. This approach reflects the values that guide the Lagardère group and its employees on a daily basis.

Partnership with the IMA: launch of the young Arab literature prize

Extending the partnership they originally set up in 2008, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) launched the young Arab literature prize in spring 2013.
This new literary prize is awarded to a writer who is a citizen of an Arab league country and whose work addresses the theme of Arab youth.
The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and the Institut du monde arabe decided to award the first edition of the prize to Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy for The Vagrant. The ceremony took place on 25 November 2013 and was led by Jack Lang, President of the IMA, and Pierre Leroy, Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA and Director of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation.

It is worth adding that the Foundation’s support covered the cost of producing an Arabic version of the catalogue for its new museum as part of its role of spreading cultural awareness and helping to protect heritage. This catalogue-guide was produced as part of the complete overhaul of the museum in 2012 supported by the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation.


Foundation prizewinners

For the 24th year in a row, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation gave out grants to 11 talented young people in a ceremony held at the Centre Pompidou on 28 January 2014.

Since 1990, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has awarded grants to young people working in the fields of culture and media presenting an original and innovative project in the following categories: Documentary Filmmaker, Animation Filmmaker, Digital Artist, Novelist, Press Journalist, Bookseller, Musician1, Photographer, Film Producer and TV Screenwriter.

The 11 successful applicants in 2013, who were selected by prestigious juries, join the community of 219 grantholders already backed by the Foundation. During 2013, the Foundation also invited the Group’s employees to five meetings with prizewinners. Two exhibitions and three viewings gave rise to rich discussions.

(1) The 2013 Musician’s grant was not awarded.


Support for the Divertimento Symphony Orchestra: helping young people

In 2013, for the fifth year in a row, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation has provided its support to the Divertimento symphony orchestra’s season and in particular to the Divertimento Academy.
The Foundation has also supported a new educational project led by Divertimento, which has produced an educational DVD for children between 7 and 11 years old, teaching them all about symphony orchestras in an entertaining manner.

The group's values

The 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.

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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...

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is a shared responsibility within the Lagardère group.