As we are facing an unprecedented convergence of crises, needs are massive, urgent and universal. They are calling for a collective and dynamic response to empower everyone to contribute to meeting these challenges. Learning is at the heart of all the transitions that are needed and everyone can play a role.
The seeds of change already exist with thousands of initiatives and innovative solutions flourishing around the world. From schools to universities, online platforms to learning cities, myriads of learning communities are paving the way at different scales.
The #LearningPlanet will inspire and empower learners to contribute by showcasing pioneering programs and social experiments and help amplify their impact.
The #LearningPlanet will facilitate learning, action and leadership at a massive scale to address our most urgent and pressing challenges.
A #LearningPlanet to dream bigger and achieve better together!
The #LearningPlanet Festival promotes a bottom-up approach by encouraging the celebration of learning by individuals and families, by schools and universities, by NGOs and companies, by cities and territories, etc.
The 24th of January, on International Day of Education, everyone, everywhere is invited to reflect on the most significant learnings to their lives and share what they want to learn next.
Online toolkits on how to organise a Festival (talks, workshops, etc.) will be co-designed by participants and proposed to learning communities.
The Festival also features a “#WhatIf?” online campaign to spread a culture of hope and empowerment.
By showcasing effective ways to take care of oneself, others and the planet, the annual #LearningPlanet Festival invites people around the world to meet, join forces and launch meaningful projects for their communities.
The #LearningPlanet is based on a global open source digital campus to empower communities to learn, do research, reflect on their learning path, share their knowledge, promote their know how and cooperate on projects.
The #LearningPlanet is also developing a GPS for knowledge to qualify and recommend resources based on AI and collective intelligence and help learners to find, content, peers and mentors.
The diversity of the CRI's past and present members is the foundation of its richness, creativity and energy. All of these interdisciplinary personalities offer an exceptional potential for networking in view of their multiple trajectories. An advisory board, made up of some fifty alumni, students and fellows, has been set up in order to co-construct the facilitation strategy together. One of the first achievements was the creation of a digital platform dedicated to them, in order to structure themselves internally and strengthen their exchanges, particularly with current students.
The Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation has been a strategic long term partner since CRI was created. CRI is accompanied by a wide range of partners as City of Paris and INSERM. It is also supported by grants from Axa Foundation, European Union, “les programmes d’investissements d’Avenir”, Agence National de la Recherche, MSD Avenir.
Our students are encouraged to broaden their horizons by taking part in student life and activities through student clubs. These meetings foster ideas, projects, and common causes. The creativity and commitment that the clubs foster is one of the school's strong points. To encourage ideas and to give them life, the CRI has set up a policy to foster club development. The goal is to advance student initiative and commitment.
Our clubs are open to the public, even non-students. Some clubs are associations which are housed at the CRI and include some students. The clubs have a special access to resource logistics, equipment, finance and manpower.
Via club membership students are invested/committed to subjects that they're passionate about and develop extra-curricular skills via a natural learning process. They prepare budgets, organise events, work in groups and speak in public. Their role/responsibilities and skills translate academically throughout their studies.
Clubs play another key role: community management. Clubs organize events bringing together students and staff. Clubs also provide an arena to foster meeting points for different programmes where students can meet, exchange and build together. They foster the programme's cross-pollination/borders/ programme networking.
"They trusted me" - Jacques, Do It Green Club!