Event organizer: Le Cercle des économistes
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A unique space for expression
for people aged 18-28
And the winners are...

Le Cercle des économistes and France Culture present the 10th edition of “La Parole aux 18-28”

This event, open to all young people aged 18 to 28, gives a unique space for young people to express their aspirations and prepare for the future.

The 120 young people invited to join us in Aix-en-Provence on July 8, 9 and 10, 2022 will be selected on the basis of their application. To win the three “La Parole aux 18-28” prizes, each endowed with €1,000, Le Cercle des économistes and France Culture will ask the young people selected to produce a free-format essay on the theme “What if you transformed the world: which priorities would you set?” At the beginning of May, the jury will meet to name the three winners of the La Parole aux 18-28 prize. The results will be announced on May 10, 2022.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to write to paroleaux18-28@cercledeseconomistes.fr

Throwback to the 2022 edition

Find the winners rewarded for their contribution on the theme “What if you transformed the world: what would be your priorities?


More (in French)

#LP1828 : 10 editions in figures
applicants since the launch of the programme
young people selected and 35 winners
meetups with renowned personalities

A unique space of expression for young people

Through the “La Parole aux 18-28” programme, Le Cercle des économistes offers young people an exceptional forum for expressing their aspirations: publication of contributions in a dedicated book and in national and regional media, speaking on stage at the Rencontres Economiques and in the press…

Privileged access to Europe’s largest economic forum

Masterclasses, special encounters, dedicated evenings: “La Parole aux 18-28” is a specific programme for young people to meet leading personalities, as well as access to all the conferences in the programme.

A continued success for 10 years

Over the past 10 years, 4,000 young people have applied for “La Parole aux 18-28”. Among them, 1,200 have been selected to participate in the Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence. Thanks to an ever-increasing openness, La Parole mobilises young people from all walks of life.


President of the Jury
Etienne KLEIN
Physicist, Research Director at the CEA and Doctor of Philosophy of Science
Hippolyte d'ALBIS
President, Le Cercle des économistes
Senior Advisor, BCG
Françoise BENHAMOU
President, Le Cercle des économistes
Jacques BIOT
Former President, Ecole Polytechnique
Member, Le Cercle des économistes
Marjolaine GRONDIN
CEO & cofounder, Jam
Anne-Laure JUMET
Editor in Chief, France Culture
General Secretary, Dalkia
2018 Winner
de la Comédie Française