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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.

The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation grants

In 2014, for the 25th consecutive year, the Foundation awarded grants to 18 talented young people who presented an original project in the fields of writing, broadcast, music and digital technology. The recipients benefit from financial support, as well as the time needed to pursue a major project, which will enable them to establish themselves in their chosen field.

Due to the amount awarded and diverse disciplines concerned, these grants make the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation one of the leading patrons of creativity among youth in France.



Houses for talented young people:
making preparatory classes for France's "grandes écoles" accessible to all

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".
In addition to financial support from the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation, two students are mentored by two Lagardère group employees for the entire academic year, providing moral support, educational advice and initiation into the corporate world.



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

The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences.
The Group's business model relies on creating a lasting and exclusive relationship between the content it offers and its customers.
It is structured around four business lines.

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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...

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