Freedom, democracy, rule of law, solidarity and social cohesion are fundamental principles for the European Union and its external action. The European instrument for democracy and human rights (EIDHR) of the European Commission supports the development of Cartooning for Peace activities and its program “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” (2016-2019).
The National Education’s general Mutual Insurance company (MGEN) is, with 3,5 million members, the number one health mutual insurance company of public service in France, in number of members and subscriptions. It has a network of 18 600 militants on the field, and 9 380 employees. The MGEN Group has always invested for the defense of fundamental freedoms and equal rights, while making sure to give its engagements a resolutely educational dimension. MGEN has been supporting Cartooning for Peace since its creation, by contributing to the organization of thematic exhibitions and meetings with cartoonists and the public.
Officially recognized as serving the public good since 1988, the Fondation Varenne works to promote and support the press and communication to professional journalists, to educational circles and researchers, in the continuity of the action of Alexandre Varenne, lawyer, journalist and major politician in the history of the twentieth century. It is in perfect adequacy with its missions of public utility that the Fondation Varenne joined the actions of Cartooning for Peace, by supporting the production and the distribution of travelling educational tool kits “Cartooning for Peace” and “Cartooning on War, 1914-2014”. Since 2013, as part of its annual Prize, the foundation also organizes an international press cartoon contest (the Varenne L’Herault Trait Libre Prize) in close collaboration with Cartooning for Peace and the Press Club of Montpellier.
Since 1969, Fondation de France supports concrete and innovative projects that meet the needs of people facing problems related to the fast development of society. It mainly acts in three fields: assistance to the vulnerable people, the development of knowledge and protection of the environment. It also promotes the development of philanthropy. It supports the educational and teaching projects of Cartooning for Peace since 2012, launch date of the touring “Cartooning for Peace” exhibition in schools.
The BNP Paribas Foundation has been engaged in major corporate philanthropy initiatives for 30 years, focusing its activities in promoting innovative projects dedicated to culture, social inclusion and the environment. The BNP Paribas Foundation is paying close attention to provide optimal support to its partners, through a long-term commitment. The BNP Paribas Foundation is involved with Cartooning for Peace since 2011 and supports the educational projects of the association.
Historical support of Cartooning for Peace, Le Monde accommodates the full-time team since the creation of the association. It also provides Cartooning for Peace a prominent editorial glance on international events, by hosting the association’s blog “Let’s Free the Pencils!”. Between December 2012 and December 2013, Le Monde also published the weekly page “Je te fais un dessin” (Let me draw you a cartoon), coordinated by Cartooning for Peace and Plantu, offering readers a quirky look at international news through the publication of cartoons from all around the world. Since spring 2015, this page is published each month, under the name “Libérons les crayons!” – Let’s free the pencils.
The Maison des journalistes is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting journalists who have been forced to flee their countries because of persecution relating to their work. Supervised by Christian Auboyneau (journalist-producer), the association offers a temporary home and a welcoming environment for them in France. It helps them in every step of their exile application process and gives them a way of express themselves freely, including publications in an online review called “L’oeil de l’exilé”.
The Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, or simply “Ministry of National Education,” is the French government cabinet member charged with running France’s public educational system. Regarded as entire members of the education community, many associations offer educational activities as a complement of French public schools educational programs. They give a hand in the daily run of these scools, before, during or after the official scholar time. In 2016, Cartooning for Peace received an agreement from the Ministry of National Educational for a five year duration, guaranteeing that the association respects the great principles of the French public educational system.
Reporters Without Borders / Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press. Founded in Montpellier in 1985, Reporters Without Borders’ principles draw their inspiration from Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to which everyone has “the right to freedom of opinion and expression” and also the right to “seek, receive and impart” information and ideas “regardless of frontiers.”
Amnesty International is a non-profit organization promoting human rights and the respect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This organization is dedicated in promoting women’s, children’s, minorities’, the abolition of torture and the death penalty but also all the rights for the respect of the civil, politics, economics, social and cultural. Amnesty International is present in more than 80 countries and has the status of advisory organization in the front of the UN, the UNESCO, the Europe and the Organization of American states.
TV5 Monde is a committed TV channel that fully claims the values of the French-speaking communities, both through the programs it broadcasts and the partnerships it implements with associations or institutions such as Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty International, the International Federation of Human Rights the men (FIDH), the UN, etc. For many years, it has been supporting all those who use and abuse with humour and talent of their freedom of expression in favor of peace and against any form of discrimination. It has thus supported Cartooning for Peace for several years by receiving regularly cartoonists of the association in the weekly TV show “Kiosque” and by publishing each year a calendar on women’s rights illustrated with press cartoons.
FRANCE 24, the trilingual news channel, RFI, the World Radio, and Monte Carlo Doualiya, the universalist radio in Arabic are part of the France Médias Monde Group. The three channels broadcast from Paris throughout the 5 continents, in 14 languages. In virtue of their common values, France Médias Monde and Cartooning for Peace collaborate since 2013 in order to promote the recognition of press cartoonists’ journalistic work and contribute to freedom of expression. Each Friday, on the set of the show “One week in the world” on France 24, quirky cartoons from Cartooning for Peace on international news and regularly invites representatives of the association.