Signing of agreement with the Strasbourg Academy
On 17th January 2022, Michael Mack signed a cross-border partnership agreement with Elisabeth Laporte, the head teacher of the Strasbourg Academy, and with Jürgen Mack, Managing Partner of Europa-Park. As a result of this agreement, various cultural events are being organised at Europa-Park to support exchanges between the two countries and promote Franco-German friendship. With this project, the Strasbourg Academy seeks to encourage people to learn the German language and improve their employability on the job market in the Upper Rhine region.
The Honorary Consul took the opportunity to give the head teacher 120 children’s books from the world of Madame Freudenreich in French and Alsatian. They will be distributed to the 103 Alsatian kindergartens that have received the ‘Maternelle Elysée’ (bilingual daycare centre) quality label in 2021, as a small recognition of the measures taken to learn the German language at an early age.
The signing provided an opportunity for wide exchange on issues of language learning, mobility and more broadly youth and Europe, particularly in the context of the current French Presidency of the European Union.