If you do not know your history... FRANCE

Category: France - LYCEE ROBERT DOISNEAU in VAULX EN VELIN
Created: 06 July 2015
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Letters about violations of human rights

Category: France - LYCEE ROBERT DOISNEAU in VAULX EN VELIN
Created: 06 July 2015
Last Updated: 06 July 2015
Published: 06 July 2015
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Bilel Soufi, Andrew Al yacoub, Matilda Fayard and Syrine Benkabia

                                                                                       Mrs Sylvie Guillaume

                                                                                       European Member of Parliament

                                               Vice président of the European Parliament

                                                                                       European Parliament

                                                                                   

 

Object : Considerations about human rights in the “Comenius” project.

                      

                                                                                             Vaulx-en-velin, December 15th, 2014     

 

 

Dear Ms.Guillaume,

 

 

We are four students from the Robert Doisneau high school in Vaulx-en-Velin, and for the European project “Comenius” we will travel in Slovakia from January 18th to 24th. Each travel managed by “Comenius” have a subject. Our subject is the human rights.

We have chosen to work on “Forum Réfugiés” and refugees right in France. We visited the “CADA” (Reception Center for Asylum Seekers) in Vaulx-en-Velin, and we found  few inconveniences which can be resolved. Firstly, before our visiting in the “CADA” of Vaulx-en-Velin, we didn’t know the difference between immigrant, refugee and illegal immigrant. It proves to be very important to know this difference.

We would like to know if you can write it in the civics book for high school, so that the students assimilate the difference and are not fooled by any media or, unfortunately, some of our politicians. In addition, we would like to ask you if it is possible to build a child playground in the “CADA” of Vaulx-en-Velin. Indeed, the average residence time is 18 months, which is endless for children of refugees who need a right to a playground. At last, we found that there is an insufficient number of housings for a large number of refugees.

Would it be possible to invest in housings in order to remedy this question ?

Yours faithfully,

Bilel, Matilda, Andrew et Sirine,High school students of Robert Doisneau.

 

French solutions to economic problems

Category: France - LYCEE ROBERT DOISNEAU in VAULX EN VELIN
Created: 26 June 2014
Last Updated: 26 June 2014
Published: 26 June 2014
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SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO TRY AND SOLVE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

 

1)    Reforming the organization of the territory: Suppressing all the “départements” to avoid the administrative layer cake. /Joining together the regions (21 to 14) to save money at the national level.

2)    Reducing health costs: Some medicines will now be paid for by patients and not by social security. People will spend less time in hospital.

3)    For incomes over 1 million Euros income tax on every euro over 1 million will be 75 %

4)    Some people can have a reduction in their income tax if they buy a flat for rent or hire a charwoman: these advantages will be suppressed.

5)    The companies which make a commitment to hire more workers or invest in research will see their taxes reduced.

6)    So- called responsibility pact: reduction of the social contributions (taxes paid by companies and workers on the salaries and used for financing the social security system) to foster job creation.

7)    Different types of job contracts supposed to improve job creation: contracts matching the hiring of a young worker with an older one to permit skill transfer.

8)    Decreasing the income taxes to boost consumption.

9)    Blocking the salaries of civil servants.

10)  Reducing by 50 % the subventions to cultural projects

 

 

Job ads in France

Category: France - LYCEE ROBERT DOISNEAU in VAULX EN VELIN
Created: 26 June 2014
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Debate Pros and Cons of Economic Union in France

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Info about France

Category: France - LYCEE ROBERT DOISNEAU in VAULX EN VELIN
Created: 13 December 2013
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Published: 13 December 2013
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France is located in Western Europe; its area is about 550,000 square km but France has also a lot of overseas territories, like Tahiti or the French Antilles.  The French territory opens up to many neighbouring countries and to many seas, such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean or the North Sea.  The highest peak in France (and in Europe) is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.

Paris is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area; the other major cities are Marseille and Lyon (we are from the suburbs of Lyon).

 

France has a very long and rich history.  During ancient times, it was part of the Roman Empire.  After the decline and fall of this civilization, some dynasties expanded their control  over what was to become the kingdom of France.  Some kings, like Louis XIII and Louis XIV, established an absolute monarchy little by little, until the late 18th century.

The French revolution was a major turning point because it eventually drove France to democracy and republic.

During the 20th century, France had to cope with two World Wars. So, to prevent a new one from occuring and to preserve peace by promoting peaceful relationships, France was among the founding countries that created the United Nations and the European Union.

 

France is famous allover the world for its classical art such as painting and literature.  Among the most famous painters, there are Jacques-Louis David, a well-known artist of the late 18th century, Auguste Renoir or Claude Monet in the 19th century.

Nowadays, young people also know France for its comtemporary culture, like music and cinema.  Indeed many bands and DJs are famous worldwide, e.g. David Guetta, Bob Sinclar or Daft Punk who are performing with many stars in the world.  A lot of French movies received many awards, even Oscars, like La Vie en Rose or The Artist.

 

French literature became very various and rich thanks to the writers along centuries.  There are several kinds of writing styles or genres, like novels, short stories, plays and poetry.  As an example of a very French writer, there is Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, aka Molière, who wrote many comedy plays, or Marivaux.

During the 20th century, some authors changed the literary codes (the Nouveau Roman in the 1950s) and played with the language, like Ionesco.   They also sometimes adapted ancient myths to update the message of classical culture.

Many French books have been adapted into movies and musicals, even outside France, e.g. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo in which Hugh Jackman played Jean Valjean in 2012.

 

The most popular sports in France are football, rugby, cycling, swimming or judo.  Of course, as in many countries, football is the most practised sport.

Some teams are famous and known thanks to their nicknames, like 'Les Bleus', the French national football team that won the World Cup in 1998 against Brazil, or the handball team, aka 'Les Experts'.

Tennis and basketball are not as popular, but some French sportsmen practising these sports are very famous.  Tony Parker, for example, is the leader of the French team who won the Euro Basketball Championship in 2013, challenging Lithuania.

French sportsmen are not very successful in motor sports, even if Sébastien Loeb is a very famous rally driver.  He has been the most successful rally driver in the World Rally Championship history, thanks to his driving style.