Jean-Claude Frécon, former Congress President, passed away on Saturday 10 December 2016


[12/12/2016] The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is saddened by the news of the sudden death of Mr. Jean Claude Frécon, French senator and former President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. During his mandate as President of the Congress and even before, as member of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre, Mr. Frécon remarked the relevance of the North-South relations largely contributing to the work of the North-South Centre from a local and regional perspective.

Mr. Frécon was a humanist, a philanthropist and a close friend of the North-South Centre.

The North-South Centre would like to convey its condolences to his family and loved ones and to all the members of the Congress. As Congress President Gudrun Mosler-Törnström said, we lost a “'true activist for local democracy'.

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