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Environment, Education, Children/Youth, Health, Clean Water, Human Rights, Religion, Poverty
GoCorps is the on-ramp for recent college graduates to use their degree overseas for two years alongside long-term mission teams and projects. GoCorps removes the most common obstacles to global mid-term service by expediting the process, using one common application for multiple organizations and providing $5000 student loan forgiveness. Show Less
France, Germany, Italy, Poland
Environment, Education
Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Italy, United States of America
Joshua Expeditions exists for the purpose of assisting Christian organizations to inspire purpose, develop leaders, and share Christ through travel.
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ICMEC identifies gaps in the global community’s ability to properly protect children from abduction, exploitation and abuse and expertly assembles the people, resources and tools needed to fill those gaps.
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Causes We Support

Human Rights
Clean Water
While the majority of France experiences fairly moderate temperatures throughout the year, the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. In fact, since the beginning of the 1900â's, the average annual temperature has increased by .95 C in France in comparison with .74 C globally.1 Summers are becoming hotter and winters are becoming milder.2 The French Alps are feeling the effects of climate change greatly as more invasive species of plants are encroaching on the lps and there is a much higher risk of droughts in the mountains.3 Additionally, certain parts of the Alps have experienced a 50% decrease in snow depth in recent years.4

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Greens For Europe
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5000.00 Giraffe Heroes Project, Inc.
speeches and trainings in active citizenship
25.00 Greens For Europe
Cool green tee that has people guessing what you support. Great talking piece.

France News

New York Times 
Marlène Schiappa, center, France's junior minister for gender equality, who is helping to develop a new law against street harassment, said she had been deeply struck by stories of abuse shared by women on social media. Credit Bertrand Guay/Agence ... See more..
In the world of film, there are still plenty of people who want physical copies of their content, especially if it's packaged the right way. France's UniversCine has come up with a new way of satisfying that sector of the market, while continuing to ... See more..
The Guardian 
By the time 2019 comes around, it will be fully seven years since the last Tour de France where a time-trial specialist could hope to put one over the pure ... See more..
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As the viral “me too” hashtag started by actress Alyssa Milano flooded Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in the U.S. this week, France was in the midst of its own anti-harassment campaign with a similar—albeit more frank—tagline: #balancetonporc or ... See more..
The Hindu 
A penalty in the last minute helped Spain nudge out a strong France 2-1 and ensure a place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The pre-quarterfinal encounter at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Tuesday saw a battle of attrition where ... See more.. 
With its amazing cuisine, breathtaking landscapes and close proximity to the UK, it's no wonder that France continues to be a firm holiday favourite with Brits. And while camping, city breaks and beach holidays are often top of the list, they're not ... See more..
ABC News 
French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants. A French judicial official told The Associated Press ... See more..
The Guardian 
The route for the 2018 Tour de France was presented in Paris on Tuesday with next year's race taking the peloton over the Roubaix cobbles, to the Plateau des Glières on the Grand-Bornand and up the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez. The 105th edition of the Tour ... See more..
The Local France 
Commuters in cities across France are set to face a day of travel misery on Friday after six major transport unions called a one-day strike. See more.. 
Emmanuel Macron has long been clear that the backbone of his campaign to “transform France” will be “the rehabilitation of work.” After three months spent pushing through a major overhaul of labor markets, the French president has now embarked on what ... See more..
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Total 643,801 sq km; 551,500 sq km (metropolitan France)
Land 640,427 sq km; 549,970 sq km (metropolitan France)
Water 3,374 sq km; 1,530 sq km (metropolitan France)

***NOTE*** the first numbers include the overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion
Natural Hazards

metropolitan_france: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean

overseas_departments: hurricanes (cyclones); flooding; volcanic activity (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) hurricanes (cyclones); flooding; volcanic activity (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion)
Current Environmental Issues

some forest damage from acid rain; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural runoff


65,951,611 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


The French economy is diversified across all sectors. The government has partially or fully privatized many large companies, including Air France, France Telecom, Renault, and Thales. However, the government maintains a strong presence in some sectors, particularly power, public transport, and defense industries. With at least 79 million foreign tourists per year, France is the most visited country in the world and maintains the third largest income in the world from tourism. France's leaders remain committed to a capitalism in which they maintain social equity by means of laws, tax policies, and social spending that reduce income disparity and the ...See More impact of free markets on public health and welfare. France's real GDP contracted 2.6% in 2009, but recovered somewhat in 2010 and 2011, before stagnating in 2012. The unemployment rate increased from 7.4% in 2008 to 10.3% in 2012. Youth unemployment shot up to 24.2% during the third quarter of 2012 in metropolitan France. Lower-than-expected growth and high unemployment costs have strained France's public finances. The budget deficit rose sharply from 3.4% of GDP in 2008 to 7.5% of GDP in 2009 before improving to 4.8% of GDP in 2012, while France's public debt rose from 68% of GDP to 90% over the same period. Under President SARKOZY, Paris implemented some austerity measures to bring the budget deficit under the 3% euro-zone ceiling by 2013 and to highlight France's commitment to fiscal discipline at a time of intense financial market scrutiny of euro-zone debt. Socialist Party candidate Francois HOLLANDE won the May 2012 presidential election, after advocating pro-growth economic policies, the separation of banks' traditional deposit taking and lending activities from more speculative businesses, increasing the top corporate and personal tax rates, and hiring an additional 60,000 teachers during his five-year term. The government's attempt to introduce a 75% wealth tax on income over one million euros for two years was struck down by the French Constitutional Council in December 2012 because it applied to individuals rather than households. France ratified the EU fiscal stability treaty in October 2012 and HOLLANDE's government has maintained France's commitment to meeting the budget deficit target of 3% of GDP during 2013 even amid signs that economic growth will be lower than the government's forecast of 0.8%. Despite stagnant growth and fiscal challenges, France's borrowing costs declined during the second half of 2012 to euro-era lows. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.291 trillion (2012 est.); $2.29 trillion (2011 est.); $2.252 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

17.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 18.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 17.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish

machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism