On February 7th, the French Red Cross Foundation’s new Scientific Council convened for the first time. This was the opportunity to make the launch of its scientific mission official, and to confirm its main research axes.
Following the Foundation’s state approval in September 2017 and its official launch in January 2018, the first meeting of the Scientific Council on February 7th represented a new stage in its development. With a consolidated scientific programme, following on from the actions carried out by the French Red Cross Fund and the “Fondation pour le Lien Social”, the French Red Cross Foundation is now fully operational!
The Scientific Council (SC) is the governing body in charge of the Foundation’s scientific direction. It is made up of international experts and academics specialised in social and humanitarian action, and chaired by Prof. Jean-François Mattei, a former minister and former president of the French Red Cross. The SC meets twice a year and is in charge of defining the research themes at the heart of the Foundation’s activities, linked to global developments in the sector. Drawing on its members’ interdisciplinarity and the diversity of their networks, the SC is one of the driving forces of debate within the Foundation.