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THE SPIRIT OF THE ROYAUMONT DIALOGUES OUTSIDE OF FRANCE

Since 2013, as a sign of the success and influence of the Dialogues, French-speaking personalities and francophiles have shown interest in organizing events outside of France in the same spirit as the Royaumont Dialogues.

The Dialogues held outside of France embody the same French spirit of enlightened debates and freedom of speech as those in Royaumont. They contribute to advancing ideas on strong themes that resonate with the challenges of the countries where they take place, in line with the spirit of the Enlightenment and francophilia.

Since 2018, the Royaumont Dialogues and local organizers have formalized their approach and signed a “spirit agreement” that establishes obligations of quality, eclecticism, open debates, and expression in at least two languages: the local language and French.

THE SPIRIT OF THE “DIALOGUES” OUTSIDE OF FRANCE

2013 | Warsaw: “Reinventing Europe”
2014 | Warsaw: “Did Europe Miss the Digital Turn?”
2014 | Madrid: “Taxation, Public Spending, Growth: Building a Virtuous Triangle”
2015 | Madrid: “Spain Facing Energy Challenges”
2016 | Rabat: “Green Growth as a Lever for the Kingdom?”
2016 | Rabat: “Green Growth as a Lever for the Kingdom?”
2016 | Abu Dhabi: “Abu Dhabi and Sustainable Development: 40 Years of Convictions”
2018 | Warsaw: “The Era of Robots or the New Revolution”
2018 | Abu Dhabi: “Green and New Technologies”
2019 | Warsaw: “Being a Woman”
2019 | Yamoussoukro: “Côte d’Ivoire in the Era of Robots and Artificial Intelligence”
2021 | Dubai: “Meritocracy”
2022 | Casablanca: “New Technologies: A Major Contribution to Meeting the Educational Challenge in Morocco”
2022 | Abu Dhabi: “United Arab Emirates: Towards an International Talent Hub”

2023

The very first edition of the New York Dialogues, titled “Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories, Social Media: The New Factory of Violence in Democracy,” took place on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in the salons of the Consulate General of France in New York. Organized by the Tocqueville Foundation in the spirit of the Royaumont Dialogues, under the high patronage of the Consulate General of France in New York, it explored the central question of the spread of violence, which has become all too often a mode of response to disagreements in our democratic societies. It is essential not only to understand the dynamics of this new and global phenomenon but also to find solutions. Failure to do so would put the already fragile democratic system at risk of disappearing.

Prominent specialists, intellectuals, and professionals shared their insights based on concrete experiences, research work, and analyses of the sources of this underlying trend and the responses to be found.