Which French team to conquer the world?

Champions of self-denigration, the French are prone to forgetting all the assets, both tangible and hidden, that the country possesses: multinationals operational all over the world and a network of ultra-innovative start-ups; a country that continues to be attractive for foreign investors and research; an outstanding mathematics college; a dynamic population demographic; a competitive energy mix; productive and well-trained employees; a language spoken by almost 300 million people; a way of life, heritage and gastronomy envied by all, and an indisputable cultural influence. Even if we don't like ourselves, others appreciate us! Despite all these qualities, the country has not yet managed to return to growth and higher employment, continues to lose market share and is being left behind. How can we regain confidence in ourselves and believe in our opportunities? Which French team should be set up to win? Because we shouldn't forget that "France cannot be France without greatness."

  • Are our economic institutions and social model adapted to today's world?
  • Do we need to rethink our industrial choices?
  • How can we strengthen our competitiveness in both Europe and the world? 
  • What connections should be set up between the economic world and political world?
  • How can we combine all of our strengths?
  • How can we make the most of all talents?
  • How can we make our culture credible again?
  • What reforms should we prioritise?
  • Change France in 100 days – is it really possible?


  • Jean-Paul Agon: CEO, L’Oréal
  • Raphaël Enthoven: Professor of philosophy
  • Fabienne Dulac: CEO of Orange France
  • Jean-Yves Le Drian : Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Claude Onesta: General manager of the French men’s handball team