Keyword: civic service

France tests civic service for teenagers

About 2,000 youngsters, including 50 disabled teenagers, were chosen out of 4,000 volunteers for the first trial of a new national civic service, imbued with a military ethos, which was first proposed by President Emmanuel Macron during his election campaign.

French ‘Civic Service’ eyes massive expansion amid huge demand

Ministers want numbers of volunteers in system, seen as civilian successor to military service phased out in 1996, to go from 35,000 to 100,000.