Global civil society activity in France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country consisting of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It borders Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco, and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.07 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of 12.

– syndicated content from Wikipedia

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

France is ranked #2 over a 20 year period,
with 14984 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in 2019

France is ranked #6 in 2019, with 616 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau


Local UIA Partner

Ville de Marseille


Local UIA Partner

Lille Grand Palais


Local UIA Partner

Lyon Convention Bureau


Organizations based in France

World Federation of Engineering Organizations - Paris
Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques - Paris
International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication - Paris
International Music Council - Paris
International Committee of Historical Sciences - Paris
International Science Council - Paris
International Federation for Parent Education - Sèvres
Commission for the Geological Map of the World - Paris
International Brain Research Organization - Paris
International Organization of Legal Metrology - Paris
International Judo Federation - Paris
International Union of Biological Sciences - Orsay
Association mondiale des sciences de l'éducation - Reims
International Commission on Large Dams - Paris
International Association of Cancer Registries - Lyon
World Medical Association - Ferney-Voltaire
World Road Association - Paris La Défense
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Paris
Fédération internationale des professeurs de français - Paris
International Federation of Catholic Universities - Paris
Fédération internationale des professions immobilières - Paris
International Union of Women Architects - Paris
World Confederation of Billiards Sports - Venon
International Organization Against Trachoma - Créteil
Union Internationale des Avocats - Paris

View More profiles (3653) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in France

2034 World contestWorld Ploughing Organization - Paris

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - Marseille

2024 SessionInternational Olympic Committee - Paris

2024 Annual Scientific MeetingInternational Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery - Lyon

2023 Annual MeetingInternational Society of Electrochemistry - Lyon

2023 IIR International Congress of RefrigerationInternational Institute of Refrigeration - Paris

2023 One health for all plants, crops and treesInternational Society for Plant Pathology - Lyon

2023 European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility ConferenceEuropean Federation for Immunogenetics - Nantes

2023 Annual CongressEuropean Psychiatric Association - Nice

2023 Triennial General AssemblyInternational Union of Pure and Applied Physics - Paris

2023 Biennial ConferenceInternational Conference on Fish Telemetry - Paris

2022 MeetingSociety for the Neurobiology of Language - Marseille

2022 Annual CongressInternational Astronautical Federation - Paris

2022 Annual General MeetingEuropean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Nice

2022 International Symposium on Medicinal ChemistryEuropean Federation for Medicinal Chemistry - Nice

View More Future Events (156) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in France

2020 Annual Conference and General Assembly – University Women of Europe - Paris
2020 Annual Congress – European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists - Paris
2020 L'activité et ses frontières - penser et agir sur les transformations de nos sociétés – Société d'ergonomie de langue française - Paris
2020 Annual Plenary Session – Congrès de psychiatrie et de neurologie de langue française - Lille
2020 Biennial Congress – European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery - Paris
2020 Meeting – International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board - Paris
2020 Conference – RADECS Association for Radiations, Effects on Components and Systems - Vannes
2020 Conference – International Towing Tank Conference - Nantes
2020 Pan European Regional Congress – International Association for Dental Research - Marseille
2020 Workshop on Higgs Hunting – Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueWorkshop "Higgs Hunting"
2020 Brain, body, cognition – World Conference on Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition - Paris
2020 Annual Purchasing Conference – European Institute of Purchasing Management - Paris
2020 Triennial Congress – Association of European Latin Americanist Historians - Paris
2020 Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain – International Institute of Refrigeration - Nantes
2020 International Conference on the Virtual Physiological Human – Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research - Nantes

View More Past Events (34668) in The International Congress Calendar

You are viewing a country profile from the UIA's Global Civil Society Database.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.