For the 26th edition the HCR - the United Nations Agency for refugees - and Ouest-France newspaper will be organising an outstanding event for middle and high school students in Normandy, “the HCR-Ouest-France Encounters”.

As partners of the Bayeux award the HCR and Ouest-France will be addressing school students and inviting them to meet refugees who will talk about their experiences of exile and the importance of international protection for those fleeing from war and persecution. In this age of instantaneous information, the HCR and Ouest-France aim to give young people a different understanding of the position of refugees in France and around the world.