Vincent Chauvet in 2014
|Mayor of Autun|
5 July 2017
|Preceded by||Rémy Rebeyrotte|
|Born||24 October 1987|
|Political party||Democratic Movement|
|La République En Marche!|
|Alma mater||Sorbonne, SciencesPo, HEC|
Education and early careerEdit
Vincent Chauvet was first educated in Dijon. After attending preparatory classes at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, he graduated from HEC Paris and Sciences Po in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the Paris-Sorbonne University.
He worked as a reporter to the editorial board of La Tribune in Paris and Reuters in Brussels and hosted political talk shows on the Christian radio Fréquence protestante. He also interned in Chief of Staff of the French Army administration and in the Ministry of Budget.
After working in Brussels as a political communication advisor, Vincent Chauvet was recruited in 2013 by New York University School of Law to run the joint EU Regulatory Policy Legal Clinic with HEC Paris and to help launch the first Massive open online course of a French business school, focusing on European affairs and citizens' empowerment.
Public interest litigationEdit
In 2010, he sued the French Prime minister for failing to enact anonymous CV legislation and brought the case before the Constitutional Council of France under the newly established ex post judicial review, arguing that the doctrine of standing in French administrative law was unconstitutional and pleading in favor of the introduction of public-interest litigation. On July 9, 2014, the Conseil d'Etat gave reason to Chauvet's claim that the French government had a constitutional obligation to execute the legislation.
Foreign students' rightsEdit
In 2011, Vincent Chauvet headed the student protest movement against a new policy enforced by Interior Minister Claude Guéant to massively reject work visa applications for foreign students forcing them to leave France after graduation. This movement led to a softening of work-visa restrictions measures in 2012.
European Citizens' InitiativeEdit
In April 2012, Vincent Chauvet founded the first ever submitted but only second registered European Citizens' Initiative One Single Tariff. The initiative supported the immediate end off all roaming fees and the creation of a unified digital market in the European Union. The signature gathering campaign led the European Parliament to back the proposal ahead of the European 2014 elections. 
For the presidential elections of 2012, Vincent Chauvet was part of the team of economic advisors to the Democratic candidate François Bayrou. In the run-off he took sides against Nicolas Sarkozy.
In late 2012, he was picked by the business magazine L'Expansion as the most promising centrist politician in Burgundy. He teamed up with the incumbent independent candidate for the 2014 mayoral race in Autun and won with 51.93%. He became in 2014 Municipal councillor of Autun and Councillor of Greater Autun - Morvan Communauté de communes.
He stood as a candidate at the parliamentary elections in June 2017 in the 2nd constituency of Saône-et-Loire where he lost with 48.96 % second round against the conservative candidate Josiane Corneloup.
- Vincent Chauvet: la biographie, Journal de Saône-et-Loire
- Political profile, Slate
- A Paris, la New York University demenage et lance une clinique du droit
- Interview on L'Agefi
- Recours victorieux d'un Autunois face au gouvernement
- French companies will have to accept anonymous CVs, France 24, 10 July 2014
- L'invité de la matinale, France Inter
- Diplômés non grata, Libération, 28 February 2012
- French to allow work visas for more students, New York Times, 14 October 2011
- France to lift a barrier to foreign graduates, New York Times, 16 January 2011
- European Commission
- "Les frais d'itinerance doivent disparaitre en Europe, Les Echos, 7 January 2013
- "Adoptons une regle d'or europeenne", Le Monde, 30 July 2011
- "La France au piege de l'extreme droite", Libération, 3 May 2012
- Gens du Morvan, 21 December 2012