New ways for Franco-German friendship as the theme of the consular New Year's reception in Europa-Park

An efficient connection between key members involved in civil society of Franco-German friendship at the state level, as well as a stronger involvement of young people in the club activities – these were the wishes that were expressed at the first consular New Year’s reception on 12th January 2020 in Europa-Park.

At the invitation of the French Honorary Consul Michael Mack, 30 representatives of the partnership associations and German-French societies from the administrative districts of Freiburg and Tübingen met to kick off the new year. Among them were the two directors of the Franco-German secondary school from Freiburg and Dr. Nadine Fouques-Weiss, board member of the Assembly of French Living Abroad. In the middle of the French themed area of Germany’s largest theme park, the guests had the opportunity to share their experiences with Michael Mack in person. He paid particular attention to connecting Franco-German associations. “It is important to me that the key members of civil society involved in Franco-German friendship have the opportunity to exchange ideas and support one another,” said the Honorary Consul.
In addition to the guests at the reception, another 100 members and friends of registered associations came to Rust on 12th January. After the productive meeting, everyone spent the rest of the day in Europa-Park, which presented itself in winter clothes.