The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization that relies on the commitment and involvement of its large Franco-German network.

As an international autonomous organization, FGYO was founded in 1963 as a part of the Elysée Treaty by the French and German governments with aims to foster Franco-German friendship and cooperation. Working to support intensive international exchanges in the youth and education sectors, more than a hundred people actively contribute to this goal. Meet them and learn more about FGYO’s structure and operations!

The Board of Governors, presided over by Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of Education, and Katarina Barley, the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in Germany, lead the FGYO.

The General Secretariat

As the executive body of the Board of Governors, the General Secretariat is responsible for overseeing and managing the FGYO. It is made up of two General Secretaries, one from France and one from Germany, who are appointed in agreement by both governments. The duration of a term is six years each, can be renewed once, and begins time-displaced by three years. Since 2012, the FGYO is led by Béatrice Angrand and Markus Ingenlath. 

Béatrice Angrand
General Secretary
Coordinates Angrand Béatrice
Markus Ingenlath
General Secretary
Coordinates Ingenlath Markus

Their mission

The General Secretaries are jointly responsible to manage and represent the FGYO, as well as to coordinate partner organizations in France and Germany.

They organize meetings between the Board of Governors and the Steering Committee and assist in advisory capacities. They also prepare reports and ensure proper budget management. Additionally, they are responsible for staffing and personnel management.

As part of their representation and leadership roles, the General Secretaries are the FGYO’s spokespeople not only in France and Germany, but also in Europe and throughout the world. With representation comes the commitment to the development of an international dialogue in the youth work and education fields. They introduce initiatives on current issues to highlight the benefits of youth involvement and to improve and even create the political and social framework for Franco-German partnership and international cooperation. To this end, the cooperation and consultations with non-profit and institutional partners are also of great importance to this work.

Jérémy Rossignol
General Secretary Paris
Anke Ben Abdessalem
General Secretary Berlin
Gabriella Frenzel
General Secretary Paris
Yvona Le Mée
General Secretary Berlin
Florence Gabbe
Trinational Programs

Department I: Finance, Human Resources and Administration

Marc Weisslocker
Finances, Human Resources and Administration
Head of Division
Elena Albers
Finances, Human Resources and Administration
Patricia Gless
Finances, Human Resources and Administration
Sylvain Druais
Internal administration
Stefanie Lüer
Conseil juridique et processus administratifs
Marc Weisslocker
Finances, Human Resources and Administration
Head of Division
Guido Baas
Finances
Deputy Head of Division
Lucie Deleersnyder
Finances
Gabriella Frenzel
Finances
Sabine Busch
Finances
Appointee
Rukiye Kurt
Finances
Laurent de Tienda
Finances
Aurélie Auger
Finances
Marc Weisslocker
Finances, Human Resources and Administration
Head of Division
Christin Lahn
Finances
Juliane Braasch
Human resources
Deputy Head of Division
Sofia Joly
Human resources
Katja Brandenburg
Human resources
Marc Weisslocker
Finances, Human Resources and Administration
Head of Division
Georg Kubina
IT
Thomas Baumann
IT
Gwendolin Hoffmann-Hourie
Shared Services Center
Deputy Head of Division
Coordinates Gwendolin Hoffmann-Hourie
Sylvain Druais
Internal administration
Thomas Fraikin
Internal administration
Martine Dumoulin-Witjaksono
Accounting center
Coordinates Martine Dumoulin-Witjaksono
Léa Giboni
Accounting center
Lea Maria Barten
Accounting center
Khadidja El Zinari
Accounting center

Department II: School Exchanges and Extracurricular Exchanges

Regine Dittmar
Academic and extracurricular exchanges
Head of Division
Raphaëlle Le Nerrant
Volunteer
Agnès Pruvost
General schooling
Deputy Head of Division
Anne Sandner
Secondary education
Patricia Paquier
Incentive programs, IN-Projects and encounters at a third location
Anett Wassmuth
Brigitte-Sauzay-Program (German) and Voltaire-Program
Emilie Girard
Brigitte-Sauzay-Program
Leonie Schmale
Discovery Day
Julie Nicolas
School Exchanges
Regine Dittmar
Academic and extracurricular exchanges
Head of Division
Anne-Sophie Lelièvre
Ccultural, sporting and scientific exchanges
Heike Hartmann
Youth and Town twinning
Killian Lynch
Inidividual scholarships
Regine Dittmar
Academic and extracurricular exchanges
Head of Division
Anna Fudala
Trionational Franco-German-Polish Contest « Young Europeans Award »

Department III: Vocational Training, University Exchanges and Volunteering

Victoria Seidl
Franco-German Voluntary Service
Alina Scheffer
Volunteer
Kristina Franz
Franco-German Voluntary Service
Rindra Rakotomanana
Franco-German Voluntary Service
Aurélie Sobhan
Franco-German Voluntary Service
Mathieu Grégoire
Volunteer
Michaela Christmann
International voluntary projects
Ida Junker-Ceretti
Vocational training and Academic exchanges
Christiane Thies
Exchanges: Vocational training and technology - professional integration
Petra Breton
Exchanges: Vocational training and technology - professional integration
Frédéric Schmachtel
INTERREG
Noëlle Marceaux
Stages enseignement professionnel et technologique – Travail chez le partenaireVocational courses and Job at the partner
Antoine Daelman
Project 'Franco-German trainee-status'
Lukas Dada
Volunteer
Karl Boudjema
Vocational training and Academic exchanges
Head of Division
Ida Junker-Ceretti
Vocational training and Academic exchanges
Sandra Schmidt
Deputy head of Division
Chef adjointe de bureau
Michaela Christmann
Multipliers, Professional artists and Academic seminars
Karl Boudjema
Vocational training and Academic exchanges
Head of Division

Bureau IV : Intercultural Training

Elisabeth Berger
Intercultural formation
Head of Division
Lucile Poulteau
Intercultural formation
Dominique Granoux
Training in the sector Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Vocational Schools
Sandrine Debrosse-Lucht
Trinational further training
Coordinates Sandrine Debrosse-Lucht
Géraldine Boiteau
Binational further training and Pedagogical Assistants
Karin Passebosc
Binational further training and Pedagogical Assistants
Katharina Barth
Further trainings and Certified Animator Database
Cassandre Lebouc
Volunteer
Julia Gottuck
Early Learning
Elisabeth Berger
Intercultural formation
Head of Division
Anya Reichmann
Research and Evaluation
Camille Farnoux
Research and Evaluation
Elisabeth Berger
Intercultural formation
Head of Division
Camille Farnoux
intensive language courses, glossaries
Anne Jardin
Linguistic training
Deputy Head of Division
Christiane Behling
Tandem and New Media
Clément Madeline
E-Learning Platform PARKUR
Yvonne Holtkamp
language animation and extra-curricular language courses

Bureau V :Communications and Events

Stephanie Schaal
Communication and Events
Head of Division
Florence Batonnier-Woller
Press, Publications and Multimedia
Deputy Head of Division
Coordinates Florence Batonnier-Woller
Michael Langenfeld
Multimedia
Luisa Jendrek
Multimedia
Franziska Moser
Volunteer
Annette Schwichtenberg
Publications
Coordinates Annette Schwichtenberg
Elise Benon
Publications
Almut Seyberth
Press
Mona Lenssen
Networks
Alain Le Treut
Information / Reception Berlin / Info-Café
Stephanie Schaal
Communication and Events
Head of Division
Annaïg Cavillan
Events and Special Projects
Anne Gainville
Events and Special Projects
Florence Saby-Siskos
Marketing and Networks
Matthias Wandel
Information / Networks / mobiklasse.de and FranceMobil
Amel Touati
Information / Accueil Paris
Roman Thieltges
Information / Accueil Paris