Young people key in changing opinions

Jean-Christophe Parisot de Bayard sees improvements

Being in a ‘situation of disability’ has proved little handicap for Jean-Christophe Parisot de Bayard, who is the first person with a handicap in France to be named a prefect.

Calling himself a ‘militant of the impossible’ he has overcome preconceptions – even being twice a presidential election candidate – and is a government adviser on disability.

We spoke to him about his life and the challenges.


You are a prefect charged with a public service mission. What is your role?

I have an expert role in the public policies put in place by government. It means seeing what works, how it works, and ...

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