MicroFrancophonie

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Organisation de la MicroFrancophonie  (French)
MicroFrancophonie
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Logo of MicroFrancophonie
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Official languageFrench
TypeIntermicronational organisation
Membership
22 states
Leaders
• Secretary-General
Dominic Desaintes
• High Commissioner
Jean-Pierre IV
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Establishment
• Foundation
30 May 2015 (2015-05-30)
• Charter
30 August 2015 (2015-08-30)


The MicroFrancophonie, officially the International Organisation of La MicroFrancophonie (OMF), is a micronational organisation founded on 30 May 2015 with the intent of cooperation and mutual assistance between francophone micronationalists.

Histoy

The OMF was first founded by the Autonomous Province of Valinois—Saint-Castin and the Principality of Aigues-Mortes. Hélianthis, Angyalistan, Padrhom and Sandus joined the movement and co-founded the OMF. The first charter was signed 30 August 2015. The Charter was subsequently revised 4 times in 2016, 2017 and twice in 2018, the last modification happening on 17 December 2018.

Structure

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the deliberative organ of the OMF. It is composed of one representative for each member states. The Secretary General act as the President of the General Assembly. It is the organ responsible for the election of the Secretary General.

Council

The Council is the main executive organ of the OMF. It is composed of 11 members, 6 permanent members representing the founding states, 4 elected members and the Secretary General.

Permanent Members

  • Principality of Aigues-Mortes Jean-Pierre IV, Prince of Aigues-Mortes
  • Empire of Angyalistan Olivier, Emperor of Angyalistan
  • Principality of Hélianthis Vincent I, Prince of Hélianthis
  • Republic of Padrhom Michel Vichat, General representative of Padrhom
  • Saint-Castin Dominic Desaintes, Minister-President of Saint-Castin
  • State of Sandus Gaius Soergel Publicola, Sôgmô of the State of Sandus

Elected Members

  • Bernard, Prince of Austrasia (2018-2022)
  • Grand Duchy of Flandrensis George d'Annenkov, Minister of Flandrensis (2021-2022)
  • Principality of Beremagne Emanuel, Prince of Bérémagne (2020-2024)
  • Principality of Surland Clément, Prince of Surland (2020-2024)

Secretary General

According to the charter of the OMF, the Secretary General is the political institution of the OMF and represents the organization on the world stage. In the case of vacancy, the High Commissioner assumes the interim and organizes the election.

List of Secretaries General

  • Principality of Aigues-Mortes Olivia-Eugénie, Princess of Aigues-Mortes (2015-2017)
  • Empire of Angyalistan Olivier, Emperor of Angyalistan (2017-2021)
  • Principality of Aigues-Mortes Geoffrey Mathes, Chancellor of Aigues-Mortes (2021-2022)
  • Saint-Castin Dominic Desaintes, Minister-President of Saint-Castin (2022-2024)

Deputy Secretaries

The Deputy Secretaries are elected for mandates of 2 years by the General Assembly and are responsible for the execution of the decisions taken by the Council.

High Commissioner

The High Commissioner is responsible for the application of the rules of the Council.

List of High Commissioners

  • Principality of Aigues-Mortes Jean Pierre IV, Prince of Aigues-Mortes

Members

The OMF currently has 21 full members and one observer.

Observers

  • Formori Community

Former members

Summits and meetings

Micronational representatives who took part in the 2016 La MicroFrancophonie summit in Aigues-Mortes.

Summits

The first official summit of the OMF was held in the Principality of Aigues-Mortes on 23–24 September 2016.[1] 9 nations were represented at the summit. The summit was also held in conjoncture with the Grand bal du Godet d'or a signature event in the Principality of Aigues-Mortes.

The second summit was held in Vincennes, France, near the foreign embassy of the Empire of Angyalistan on 21–22 July 2018.[2] The summit saw the participation of representatives of 9 out of 15 members at the time.

The third summit was planned to take place in 2020, in the Principality of Helianthis, but was postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This summit was eventually held in the Principality of Helianthis on 27–28 August 2022.[3] 14 nations were represented at the summit, making it the largest summit organized by the MicroFrancophonie.

Meetings

The first meeting of French-speaking micronations belonging to the MicroFrancophonie happened, a few months before the first summit, on 10 January 2016 during the Rencontre MicroFrancophone européenne in Brussels, with representatives of Aigues-Mortes, Austrasia, Flandrensis, Formori and Surland.[4]

The second meeting was hosted by Surland and held in Luxembourg and reunited representatives from Aigues-Mortes, Angyalistan, Flandrensis, Saugeais and Sealand. This meeting was the occasion for the newly-elected Secretary General, the Emperor of Angyalistan, to make an inaugural speech.[5]

The third meeting was held in Lille and reunited representatives from Aigues-Mortes, Angyalistan and Flandrensis.[6]

The fourth meeting was hosted in Saguenay, Trois-Rivières and Montreal by Saint-Castin. It was organized a few days before MicroCon 2019 and was attended by representatives from Aigues-Mortes and Angyalistan. This was the first meeting held outside of Europe.[7]

References

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