‘Secular referent’ to work for French public bodies


Western Europe


A feminist activist looks at posters of a drawing by French cartoonist Charb to read "laïcité", secularism, in Montreuil, on October 20, 2020. Photo AFP

In France, as of this year, "secular referents" will be trained and assigned to all types of state administration and local authority structures. They will be responsible for raising awareness and advising staff in the areas where they work.