French Ministry of Culture

The object of the present agreement is to further advance achievements in culture and science worldwide, through the collaboration between the French Ministry of Culture and the Dan David Prize. The Ministry will endeavor to promote the Dan David Prize within the scientific community and other relevant communities in France and internationally.

According to the agreement, the Dan David Prize Award Ceremony will, as in the past, take place at Tel Aviv University this year, and in 2007 will take place in Paris, subsequently alternating between Tel Aviv and Paris each year.

The French Opera Garnier of Paris will host the ceremony when in Paris, providing also an artistic performance from its renowned repertoire.

Heading this joint project from France is the French Minister of Culture, Mr. Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, assisted by his counsellor, Mr. Jean d'Haussonville.

Mr. Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, in his capacity as Minister of Culture, will the join the Dan David Prize Board, in addition to Professor Pierre-Gilles de Gennes of the Institut Curie, who will join the Board as a permanent member.

Please find below material relating to the signing ceremony and press conference whcih took place in Paris on February 24, 2006:

Speech by Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres

Speech by Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres - English Translation

Speech by Mr. Dan David

Speech by Mr. Dan David - English Translation

Press Release Feb. 24, 2006

Photos of Signing Ceremony, Feb. 24, 2006

French Ministry of Culture