Global civil society activity in France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists 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 is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland 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 67.02 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 number of time zones with total 12 time zones.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

France is ranked #7 over a 20 year period,
with 13903 meetings since 1998.

Top 10 in 2018

France is ranked #2 in 2018, with 455 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

Sisters of Providence of Ruillé-sur-Loir - Le Mans

Alliance for International Monasticism - Vanves

International Bureau of the Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording and Reproduction - Neuilly-sur-Seine

Soeurs de Saint-Joseph de Viviers - Aubenas

Alliance of Management Schools in European Capitals - Paris

International Federation for Parent Education - Sèvres

UNESCO Fellowships Programme - Paris

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific - Paris

European Institute of Underwater Archeology - Paris

Ruralter Platform - Nogent-sur-Marne

Bridge Initiative International - Locmaria

Agence internationale pour le développement durable et l'économie sociale - Paris

RIGPA - Roqueredonde

Soeurs de la Sainte-Famille - Amiens

Association des professionnels de santé en coopération - Paris

Centre de rencontres et d'études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales - Paris

Solidarité homéopathie - Montpellier

Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady - Paris

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Ghost - Paris

Soeurs du Bon Sauveur - Bretteville-Odon

European Group of Research into Norms - Guyancourt

World Heritage Fund - Paris

European Network of Women Elected Representatives of Local and Regional Authorities - Paris

Sisters of St Thomas of Villanova - Neuilly-sur-Seine

Fédération mondiale des docteurs d'état et diplômés des universités de France - Paris

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Future Events in France

2034 World contestWorld Ploughing Organization - Paris

2023 Annual MeetingInternational Society of Electrochemistry - Lyon

2023 Quinquennial CongressInternational Society for Plant Pathology - Lyon

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

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

2022 SymposiumInternational Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic and Validated Numerical Computations - Nantes

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Papyrologists - Paris

2022 Quadrennial General Meeting and CongressInternational Mineralogical Association - Lyon

2022 Biennial Forum of NeuroscienceFederation of European Neuroscience Societies - Paris

2022 International Conference on Surface IntegrityCIRP - The International Academy for Production Engineering - Lyon

2022 Biennial CongressEuropean Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy - Paris

2022 CongressInternational Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids - Nantes

2022 European ConferenceWorld Hereford Council - Nantes

2022 CongressInternational Association for Greek and Latin Epigraphy - Bordeaux

2022 International ConferenceAssociation of European Economics Education - Lyon

View More Future Events (91) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in France

2019 Biennial Congress – World Allergy Organization - IAACI - Lyon
2019 Conference – European Algae Biomass Association - Paris
2019 Biennial Congress – European College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Physicians - Paris
2019 Colloque sur l'atténuation du changement climatique – Association Forêt Méditerranéenne - Paris
2019 Congrès Francophone de Chirurgie Digestive et Hépato-Biliaire – Congrès francophone de chirurgie digestive et hépato-bilio-pancréatique - Marne-la-Vallée
2019 European Day of Social Economy Enterprises – European Economic and Social Committee - Strasbourg
2019 TRUSTECH : International Trust Digital Technologies Conference - Cannes
2019 Colloque international sur les sécheresses, les étiages et les déficits en eau – International Hydrological Programme - Paris
2019 Biennial General Assembly – International Academic Union - Paris
2019 Annual Congress – International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy - Paris
2019 World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility - Paris
2019 European Public Health Conference – European Public Health Association - Marseille
2019 Women's Forum Global Meeting – Women's Forum for the Economy and Society - Paris
2019 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference – Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference - Paris
2019 Annual Scientific Meeting – International Spinal Cord Society - Nice

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