Founded in Paris in 2019, Generation 2030 is a Franco-Saudi friendship association that connects young French and Saudi talents and supports all their initiatives to create bridges between the two cultures.

Our story

The idea of Generation 2030 is born in 2015 from a meeting in Riyadh between two friends, Yousef Alhammadi and Timothée Dufour, convinced that the young Saudis and French have a lot to share and build together, far away from settled clichés that weigh on both nationalities.

In 2016, the two friends welcome the launch of “Vision 2030”, the national vision that aims to open Saudi society to the rest of the world and empower its youth. They saw it as an opportunity to propose a structure that could create lasting links between the two youths.

In 2019, the association Generation 2030 is created in Paris, ready to encourage encounters between young Saudis and French talents and support them in their projects.

Our missions

Generation 2030 makes every effort to bring young people from both countries together. Cultural events, thematic encounters and field trips, competitions, forums and fairs, …

Generation 2030 promotes bicultural understanding, facilitates the sharing of ideas, projects and experiences for the benefit of young talents.

Generation 2030 supports bilateral initiatives and projects, stemming from civil society and generated by direct dialogue between the two youths.

Generation 2030 participates in the publication of testimonies, articles, books, reflections and analyzes highlighting gifted profiles, projects for a better future and successes of Saudi youth with France and French youth with Saudi Arabia.

Who we are

Soha Alharbi


Born in Mecca, Soha took an early interest in France and its culture. She learned French in 2012 while living with a family from Brittany in Tours before finishing her law studies at Assas University in Paris. Since then, she has been actively involved in the activities of the Saudi student community in France. Through Generation 2030, Soha wants to highlight the best that both worlds have to offer.

Timothée Dufour

Executive Director

Timothée is passionate about the Arab world. With a rich experience of cultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia where he has lived for 5 years, he founded on his return to France in 2017 the Battûta agency, specializing in supporting cultural projects between the two countries. Timothée holds a double Master in International Relations and Management. With Generation 2030, he continues to build bridges between the Kingdom and France by relying on civil society and focusing on youth empowerment.

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