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The Claude Erignac Association was founded in memory of French Prefect Claude Erignac. The association, in partnership with Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po), created the Claude Erignac award to reward Sciences Po students who have contributed in preserving republican and humanist values. Camille Andrieu, a 2015 postgraduate student of Europe and Asia in Global Affairs, won the Claude Erignac award. The “Europe and Asia in Global affairs” dual degree master’s program, is a joint program held by Sciences Po and Fudan University’s School of International Relations and Public Affairs. Camille Andrieu won the award for the communication platform “So Marie” she built to improve the work of mayors in rural areas of Paris when she was studying in Fudan University. On Feb 3, 2016, the President of the Senate of France, Gérard Larcher awarded the Claude Erignac award to Camille Andrieu in Paris.

Since 2012, the Claude Erignac Association, in partnership with Science Po has been awarding one or more Science Po graduates for exemplary academic achievement and whose commitment resonate with republican and humanist values, such as general and collective interest, concern for the plight of others, respect for the differences of others or the commitment to equality of opportunity and success for all.


The award rewards students who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to public life, though academic, professional or community-based projects. The projects should focus on the civil society and based on a specific public sector in France. Camille Andrieu’s So Marie project works to establish a communication platform between the mayor and residents of small rural areas that have a relatively small population. Her project aims to increase the effectiveness of the mayor’s work.


Every year, recipients are selected by a jury composed of members of the Claude Erignac Association and management representatives from Sciences Po. The award which carries a value of € 8000 will be offered to recipients, who are encouraged to maintain their social and civic engagement.