A. Presentation of the Union Progressiste France-Section’s structure :

In accordance with the Party’s statutes, the Union Progressiste Section France is structured as follows :

B. The committees of the France-Section :

1. Presentation of committees :

The commissions of the France Section are responsible for informing and guiding the Executive Bureau France on various issues relating to the internal life of the party, the Diaspora France, the Beninese Nation and the International Community. They are five in number (5) namely:

Each Permanent Technical Commission is made up of members elected from among the activists because of their technical competence, during the General Assembly.

 Each commission is headed by the 1st elected delegate in charge of steering the activities of this commission.

 The specific attributions of the standing technical committees are defined in the Internal Regulations.

2. The powers of the standing technical committees :

2.1. The Youth Commission

It is responsible for :

    •  Federate Beninese youth from the diaspora ;
    • Interest young people in the diaspora in the events that take place in Bénin ;
    • Encourage young people to play their role as citizens;
    • Help young people in their projects towards Benin ;
    • Guide skills for the development of Benin.

2.2. The Women and Development Commission

It is responsible for :

    • Promote women within and outside the Party ;
    • Encourage women to get involved in political life ;
    • Carry out campaigns for the fight against gender inequality;
    • Support the education of women (increase the promotion of family planning) and young girls (school-based pregnancies) ;
    • Develop projects for the inclusion of care (Maternal and child) ;
    • Support actions to combat violence against women;
    • Promote unpaid domestic work;
    • Promote the sharing of responsibilities within households.

2.3. The Organization Commission

It is responsible for :

2.4. The Training Commission

It is responsible for :

2.5. The Legal Affairs Commission

It is responsible for :

2.6. The Council of French elected officials of Beninese origin

On the basis of the orientations of the Progressive Party, within UP Section-France, it is constituted of a melting pot of activists focused on local life to :

    • Be a source of proposals and support the Executive Board of the UP Section France on the political and administrative level ;
    • Boost a dynamic of consultation and sustainable exchanges with the local authorities of Benin ;
    • Support decentralization while building capacities in municipal management ;
    • Deploy skills through the pooling of good practices to optimize policy actions in Benin ; 
    • Advocacy with UP Section France to public and private, political, economic and social, national and European institutions ;
    • Support UP France and stimulate a responsible citizen dynamic within the diaspora with motivated political and associative networks ;
    • Assist the party in the organization of meetings with the Beninese diaspora ; 
    • Mobilize resources for support, assistance and contribution to the local implementation of national development programs ;
    • Capacity building for women and young people in politics and support for the Beninese network of elected women ;
    • Promote a culture of monitoring and evaluation of local projects on the basis of quantitative (number of beneficiaries of a project) and qualitative indicators (mobilization of partners, participatory approach of beneficiaries, integrated approach to sustainable development, etc.).