Amélie Oudéa-Castera on the head of a superministry that worries academics | EUROtoday

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Amélie Oudéa-Castera following a council of ministers, on the steps of the Elysée, December 12, 2023.

This is among the surprises of this new tightened authorities: a superministry of nationwide training, youth, sports activities and the Olympic and Paralympic Games was entrusted, Thursday, January 11, to Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, 45 years previous. , minister of sports activities since 2022. She succeeds Gabriel Attal, appointed prime minister on January 9, after lower than six months in nationwide training.

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This follower of Emmanuel Macron, whom she met on the benches of the National School of Administration (ENA) within the early 2000s (Leopold Sedar-Senghor promotion), had written the outgoing president’s “sport” proposals in 2022: introduction of thirty minutes of every day sport in main college and two extra hours of bodily and sports activities training per week in center college from the beginning of the college 12 months.

Known to know her information just like the again of her hand, the previous director common of the French Tennis Federation (March 2021-May 2022) continued, inside the ministry, the work of cleansing up sports activities our bodies began by her predecessor, Roxana Maracineanu. “AOC” thus performed a key position within the dismissal of Claude Atcher from the pinnacle of the organizing committee of the Rugby World Cup, then pushed Noël Le Graët to resign from the presidency of the French Football Federation and Bernard Laporte of that of rugby.

“A part-time minister”

Thursday night, on the social communitythe particular person involved declared that she “will continue[t] fully, with the same passion, [s]we take action to ensure the success of the Games”. The affiliation of nationwide training and sports activities inside a single ministry is just not new – this was nonetheless the case between 2020 and 2022. But the previous swimmer Roxana Maracineanu was then deputy minister, beneath supervision from rue de Grenelle. Many within the sports activities neighborhood dreamed of seeing the creation of a full-fledged ministry associating sports activities with nationwide training.

In a discussion board at Worldco-signed with the previous Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye in April 2023, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra thus estimated that the college “will be the strongest foundation on which we will build the legacy of the Games”. The reality stays that six months earlier than the opening ceremony, whereas the preparation of the occasion dangers monopolizing the agenda, many are questioning the capability of the minister to handle two information concurrently that are every offered as authorities priorities.

The announcement thus aroused anger within the ranks of the educating unions. “It is impossible for the minister to manage both the Olympics and the school” annoys Sophie Vénétitay, from SNES-FSU. “ After having had a minister who stayed for five months, we will have a part-time minister while the school is going through a deep crisis. We have the impression of being treated with inconsistency, contempt and even casualness. » Gabriel Attal justified this decision, Thursday evening, by evoking the “synergy” between the 2 topics, in a context the place the manager needs to strengthen the follow of sport in school.

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