News from January 2018

See below Alan Stivell’s reference to Yann Fouéré’s book ‘L’Europe aux cent drapeaux’ , which was translated into English under the title ‘Towards a Federal Europe’, and is available from the IDBE/Fondation Yann Fouéré.

Interview by Vicent Partal on 07/01/2019

Erwan Fouéré meeting with Dafyd Wigley, Adam Price and Jill Evans MEP.

‘Wales and Europe are as tightly woven as a Celtic knot’

Wales and Europe’s partnership of equals is characterised by its principle of subsidiarity, regional equality and respect for the minority. It was, after all, the great Breton nationalist Yann Fouéré who in the 1960s coined the term L’Europe aux Cent Drapeaux.

I am giving a speech at the European Policy Centre in Brussels that will encapsulate those words; the full meaning of the European Union’s catchphrase our unity in diversity.

Also in article below:-

Plaid Cymru leader has vision of UK driving EU reform

by John Osmond | 06.12.2018

Plaid Cymru leader has vision of UK driving EU reform


The IDBE team wish you a joyful Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

See the French site for a résumé of the Institute’s achievements during 2017


25th November 2017

 Yann Fouéré’s book ‘L’Europe aux Cent Drapeaux’ presented to Président Puidgemont  by Eduard Sanchez Campoy in Bruges.

21st October 2017

See French site for presentation by the Catalan Mayor of Calders, Eduard Sanchez Campoy at the conference.

Poster and invitation with program of the Conference on 21 Octobre organised by the IDBE on  ‘The role of Catalonia and other stateless nations within a Federal Europe ‘ .

September 2017

Ceremony of the awarding of the ‘Institut Culturel de Bretagne’ medal to the IDBE’s Digital library.

Erwan Fouéré’s speech

August 2017

Erwan Fouéré and the IDBE team have the pleasure of inviting you to the ‘Collier de  l’Hermine’ ceremony,

 On Saturday 16th September 2017, at 15 h., Centre de Congrès, 10 bd. du Général de Gaulle, 22410, Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Brittany.

and to the awarding of the ‘Institut Culturel de Bretagne’ medal to the IDBE’s Digital library.

Please reserve your seat with the IDBE  ( See program on the French site.

March 2017

Link to article on the funeral of Martin Mc Guiness.

January 2017

Links below to articles and interview with Olwen Fouéré on the play ‘Danse, Morob’, written by Laurent Gaudé.

The play opens with the recording in 1965 of Yann Fouéré being interviewed by a Times journalist, phoning from London to the West of Ireland where telephone lines were still very poor at times…See section 4.a)  ‘Audio archives’, to listen to this recording.

Radical Legacies – Olwen Fouéré

Bloavezh Mad, Bonne année, Happy New Year…..2017

 année 2017

        May this new year be a successful one, with health and happiness all around, and we hope to share many important events for Brittany with you.

The premises of the IDBE, situated 16, rue de la Madeleine 22200 Guingamp, will be closed on Mondays from 2nd January to 30th June 2017, but open on Saturdays from  10h00 to 16h00.

We are at your disposal every day by email on   or by telephone 06 81 87 54 63, as it is imperative to make an appointment for the consultation of our archives. Many of our documents can be consulted on the internet, on our digital library: But also all archives etc… concerning Yann Fouéré on:


Many rare works are on sale:

The campaign for donations will continue throughout the month of January on: , with many thanks to all those who have already donated and to those who are about to do so!!!



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  • Nedeleg Laouen – Joyeux Noël – Happy Christmas – 2016 –

 The team of the l’IDBE/Fonds de dotation de Bretagne wish you a happy Christmas. May it bring you warmth and joy and an opportunity to bring families and friends together.

‘Peace on earth to men of good will’ Saint Luke

October 2016

See French site for photos and reports of the Commemoration and Conference on Saturday 15 October, and also of the IDBE/Fondation Yannn Fouéré’s participation at the Carhaix Book Fair on 29th/30th October.


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Click here to read the ‘Homage’ written and read by Erwan Fouéré

The beloved wife of Yann Fouéré has left us for Tir na nÓg (the land of eternal youth).

Marie-Magdeleine Mauger passed away on 3rd October 2016, at the age of 99 years, in the home of her son Erwan in Brussels.

Her children: Rozenn, Jean-Francois, Erwan, Anne Benedicte (Benig), Olwen, their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all her family, although grieving, are celebrating the accomplishments of their parents  throughout their long lives.

The funeral of Marie-Magdeleine will take place on Monday 10 October at 14.30, in the Basilica of Notre Dame de Bon Secours in Guingamp ( 22 ), Brittany.

The burial will take place at the La Trinity cemetery, and will be followed by a commemorative reception at the IDBE/Fondation Yann Fouéré.

The planned Commemoration and Conference for Saturday 15 October will still take place in homage to both of them (see program on French site).


May 2016

Affiche plant 2016-page-001PLANTS-EMBLEMS 2016

The Idea

Wales has the Daffodil, Scotland has the Thistle, Ireland has the Shamrock. And Brittany ? We do not have a plant as an emblem, yet there is no reason why we should not have one. Plants as emblems are numerous in the world. All the states of Brazil and the United States of America have theirs. Australia chose the Golden Wattle in 1988 and Quebec decided on the the Yellow 1993.
Which is why we invite you to propose a plant to become the emblem of Brittany.

The Procedure
The IDBE has joined this campaign, which will take place from 1st May to the 30th September 2016. Roland Mogn’s idea, (see his site:,is simple, consisting of choosing a plant which originates from Brittany. This project was launched by the ‘Institut Culturel de Bretagne’. The IDBE is one of the administrators, and as such it will form part of the advisory committee, and one or several plants will be considered. Pass the word around and choose just one plant name or submit a dossier.

There is no shortage of plants that have been honoured in Brittany: le Bleun-Brug, the Feast of the Gorse in Pont-Aven, the Feast of Daffodils in Saint-Étienne de Montluc, the Feast of the Broom in Bannalec are some examples.
The IDBE will centralise all your choices and, if a plant emerges, we will support it for the final choice. Should you prefer to do so, you can support the project on an individual, associative or professional basis and integrate the advisory committee.




April 2016

Links to articles on National Concert Hall commemorative events in Dublin, with the participation of Olwen Fouéré:

Dublin City University, Olwen Fouéré conferred Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa).

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Click here for Olwen’s Fouéré’s PHD acceptance speech

Click here for Marina Carr’s Citation for Olwen Fouéré

See also article and photo on the link:

February 2016

Communiqué from Yves Mervin

After ‘Arthur et David‘ in 2011 and ‘Joli mois de mai 1944′ in 2013, I am pleased to present my third book : ‘Viens rejoindre notre armée ! 1944, une Résistance bretonne à contretemps’. Always dealing with Brittany during World War II, this time according to the theme of the Breton nationalist groups, who supported in police and military operations either the Germans or the Allies at the end of the occupation, which was by far more a civil war rather than a war of liberation.

Based again on the facts, testimonies and archives, while avoiding the official versions that I have no hesitation in  calling into question.

I will attend the Salon des écrivains bretons in Paris, Saturday 6th of February 2016 , 10-19 pm ( Salle des Fêtes de la Mairie of the 14th : 12 Castagnou Street Metro line 4 : Mouton-Duvernet station). Il will also introduce my book during a conference on Saturday 5th of March 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Breton cultural center, place du roy field in Guingamp. This conference is organized by the Institut de documentation bretonne et européenne (IDBE) based in Guingamp.

My book will be available in bookshops and newsagents, distributed by Coop Breizh and the IDBE. Should you have any difficulty in obtaining it, I can send it to you directly: it will then also be signed!

My blog :

My email :

December 2015

The IDBE/Fonds de dotation de Bretagne

Wishes you a Joyful Christmas and a good New Year 2016

We hope that it will include many projects and get togethers.

We warmly thank our members and friends for their faithful support.

January 2015

flore et bio JCB Article in the Central Brittany Journal on a new publication of ‘Flor de Bretagne’ by Dr. Auguste Liegard of Callac, and on the Official Biography of Yann Fouéré in Breton, French and English.

See the French site for more details of these publications.

December 2014

The IDBE/Fonds de dotation de Bretagne

Wishes you a Joyful Christmas and a good New Year 2015

We hope that it will include many projects and get togethers.

We warmly thank our members and friends for their faithful support.

The IDBE will be closed from Monday 29th December to 5th of January.


December 2014

The IDBE presents a new edition of the book ‘Flor de Bretagne’ by Auguste Liégard, which is currently impossible to buy. See French site for more details.

October 2014

October 18th 2014: See the French site for articles and photos on the Inauguration of the IDBE/Fond de Dotation de Bretagne at their new premises, 16 rue de la Madeleine, Guingamp,and on the Commemoration ceremony for the 3rd anniversary of the decease of Yann Fouéré

April 2014


May 2014

The IDBE(Institut de Documentation Bretonne et Européenne)/Fond de Dotation de Bretagne(ex. Fondation Yann Fouéré) has the pleasure of inviting you to a Dinner-Debate to be held on Saturday 17th May 2014. The reception will be from 19.00 at the ‘Manoir de Kergrec’h, 15 hent Kergrec’h, 22820 Plougrescant (8 Km. from Tréguier). The theme will be Saint Yves, popular beliefs in Brittany within the framework of Brittany’s Feast day.  This will be followed by an evening of Story telling and Song

Price for the event is €40 (€35 for paid up members).

Please confirm before the 5th May (Attendance restricted to100 Places).

Those wishing to overnight in order to attend the Grand Pardon de Saint Yves the following day should contact us as soon as possible.

Replies to be sent by no later than 5th May, to 16 rue de la Madeleine, 22200, Guingamp. Tel. 0681875463. e.mail :


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April 2014 . Communiqué in the Central Brittany Journal.