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The association

VoxPublic is a non-profit association, governed by the law 1901. Its General Assembly is made up of people who joined the association on a personal basis. It elects the Executive Board composed of 6 people who operate in a collegial manner, as indicated in the statutes.

VoxPublic’s Agora is a non-statutory body in which about 70 people participate (in 2020). It meets once or twice a year to contribute to the association’s reflections and to promote exchanges of experience between civil society actors.

Finally, the VoxPublic community is made up of volunteers who offer their skills to support, even occasionally, the actions or campaigns we help with. This solidarity network promotes collaborative intelligence thanks to new digital and participatory tools.

 Executive Board

VoxPublic’s governing board is composed of six members :

Bertrand Delpeuch (member) was trained as an agronomist and has worked for several NGOs and then for the European Commission (Departments – Directorates General : Agriculture, Environment, and Education). He is currently the President of CéléWatt a cooperative producing renewable energy in the Lot region.

Fabrice Ferrier (co-chairman) is a graduate from Sciences Po and Colombia University and has worked for several international solidarity organisations (Coordination Sud, United Nations Millennium Campaign). Today, he is a consultant on international cooperation and development issues.

Léa Gauthier (co-chairman) is a graduate from Sciences Po Grenoble, and a Project Officer for Doctors of the World. Previously, she worked for the French Red Cross (in Morocco and in the Philippines) and for Human Rights Watch.

Nathalie Grimoud (co-chairman) is a graduate from Sorbonne University, and now lives in Ardèche (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region) where she is the Director of Culture and Social development for the municipality of Le Teil. She previously worked for the General Council of Ardèche, in the President office. She worked in the field of international solidarity in Mozambique and Paris during 15 years. She is the founder of Sens 07, an association dedicated to the dissemination of alternative educational methods.

Patrick Lamour (treasurer) is a general practicing doctor in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire region). Previously, he also directed the Pays de la Loire Regional Institute for Education and Health Promotion. He is the former Director of the Medical Committee for Exiles (COMEDE).

Jean-Baptise Paulhet (co-chairman), is a graduate from Sorbonne-CELSA (Communication and International Relations) and a specialist in the citizens’ use of digital technology. After having been in charge of the digital strategy of the FIDH, International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, he now works for GoFundMe in France.

The six Executive board members, serving in their individual capacities, operate in a collegial manner.

The General Assembly is composed of association members, as defined in the status.

 What does VoxPublic want ?

  • We want a democracy that thrives on the wealth of experience and propositions from the civil society and organized citizens.
  • We want a civil society that is being heard from decision makers
  • We stand up for a diverse France, where no one, as an individual or as a group, is discriminated against
  • We dream of a country where the most vulnerable people are being heard and social injustices are fought against.
  • We expect those who are elected as representatives by the citizens, to behave in a transparent and exemplary manner

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 What does VoxPublic do ?

VoxPublic is an independant organization who supports and advises members of the civil society and organized citizens in order to strengthen their capacity to take part in public discussions and call out political leaders.

VoxPublic advises civil society organizations (associations, groups, etc.) for their actions and campaigns. We provide them with unlimited and free access to professional expertise and strategic resources (such as directories, key documents and methodological guidance).

VoxPublic leads a network of high skilled volunteers, ready to share their know-how and support joint causes. VoxPublic supports the work of local, regional and national actors from the French civil society, fighting discriminations, social injustices and corruption and help them make their recommendations more relevant for public policy.


VoxPublic choses to live from its activity without resorting to public subsidies (Regional or National), so as to preserve its independence from French public institutions.
Since its launch, VoxPublic received support from :

Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) aims to enhance civil society organisations in Europe, to play a central role in democratic life. OSIFE supported the VoxPublic creation process (from November 2015 to August 2016). After 18 months of support, OSIFE extended its contribution to VoxPublic with a three-year funding support (September 2018 - August 2021).

This Dutch Foundation is very active in the fields of education, health/support to vulnerable people as well as social justice, and has been supporting VoxPublic since 2016. Since 2018, Porticus has particularly funded VoxPublic’s actions for migrants’ rights. At the end of 2019, Porticus renewed its support with a three-year grant covering 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Foundations involved in the Civitates Project
Sixteen European foundations created a fund to support association networks who act to counter the « shrinking civic space ». 13 alliances are currently funded by Civitates. Among them, the French coalition, called L.A. Coalition (Coalition for associations’ freedoms), is moderated by VoxPublic who manage the financing granted by the foundations from January 2019 to November 2020 (2d phase) and then from Dec 2020 to Nov 2021 (3rd phase).

Fondation pour le Progrès de l’Homme is a Franco-Swiss Foundation deeply committed to ecological and social transition issues, who decided to renew its support to VoxPublic for a three-year period, from 2021 to 2023.

Luminate foundation has granted VoxPublic for a one-year project (May 2020-April 2021) to support our work in the framework of the State of Health Emergency.

Zennström Philanthropies
ZP Foundation was created in 2007 by Catherine and Niklas Zennstrom. Niklas Zennstrom is the developer of the software Skype. The Foundation aims to support and cooperate with organisations fighting for human rights and environmental issues. Zennström Philanthropies has supported VoxPublic since 2016.

Citizens for Europe (Brussels) supported VoxPublic several times in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for our project « Assotech » and for VoxPublic’s work to protect the democratic space for civil society in France.

Citizens for Europe (Berlin)
managed a large European project (European democracy network-EDN), funded by the European Commission and CfE Brussels, which benefits to VoxPublic (EDN French member)

Lush Foundation
The Foundation of the British chain of natural cosmetics, supported VoxPublic in 2017 for the organisation of workshops on discriminatory identity checks.

Fondation Un Monde par Tous
This Foundation, chaired by Patrick Lescure, funds many initiatives in France and abroad in the fields of ecology, solidarity and human rights. The Foundation supported VoxPublic in 2016 and 2017.

The firm Alterethic provides financial and accounting services for VoxPublic.

The firm Audisol was chosen by the General Assembly of VoxPublic as its auditor.

 Licence and rights

Licence and rights : The website has been developped by Véronique Lapierre with the support of Patrice Lazareff for the specific developments and Caroline Tricart for graphics.

VoxPublic is developed using SPIP Open Source software.
The Website is hosted by Nursit, specialized in websites using SPIP.

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