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The Foundation

The French Red Cross Foundation is a research foundation dedicated to humanitarian and social action. A foundation of public utility (FRUP), it represents the will of the French Red Cross to promote scientific knowledge, ethical reflection and social innovation in order to advance action in the service of the most vulnerable.

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The French Red Cross Foundation supports research on humanitarian and social action by awarding about 10 postdoctoral fellowships each year. Consult our current calls for applications!

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The French Red Cross Foundation is involved at the most local level to invent the humanitarian and social action of tomorrow. You can accompany us in this project. Discover all the ways to act with us.


The Foundation strives to disseminate the knowledge generated by its research activities as widely as possible, in particular through the production of quality, open access publications.

31 January 2023

“Elderly refugees accumulate vulnerabilities”

Zoom on the research conducted by Sociologist Armelle Klein on access to health care and experiences of Ukrainian refugees in France

31 January 2023

« Social ties make us stand upright »

Three questions to Marc-Henry Soulet, Professor of Sociology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, regarding social ties and their definition

31 January 2023

“Sport should allow you to find your place in...

Zoom on the research conducted by Julie Duflos, Sociologist and PhD in STAPS on access to physical and sports activities for precarious populations

31 January 2023

Rencontres 2022: Working on Social Ties

How to act on social ties? A comprehensive overview of the discussions and contributions brought by the panelists of the 2022 Meeting

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