Launched in 2020 by CRI and UNESCO, #LearningPlanet is a global community of pioneers co-creating new ways of learning, teaching, researching and mobilising collective intelligence.
In a time of great uncertainty, increased by the pandemic and profound transitions, we urgently need new ways of learning, teaching, doing research and mobilizing collective intelligence.
This is why #LearningPlanet was born. Building on a rapidly growing diverse community, #LearningPlanet is a global open alliance of educational stakeholders and learning communities. Its mission is to inspire and empower learners of all ages to take care of oneself, others and the planet, and thus contribute to shaping better futures.
Since its creation in 2019, #LearningPlanet notably gave birth to the following programmes:
It is a middleground for learning. #LearningPlanet connects institutions (governments, multilateral organisations, local authorities…) - the ‘upperground’ - with grassroots players and innovators (universities, NGOs youth movements, social entrepreneurs…) - who are ‘on the ground’ - to discuss, challenge, implement and scale up the most impactful ideas. Together, we co-design collaborative programmes to serve our shared goals, and progressively increase our local and global collective impact, in a way that no organisation alone could achieve.
The CRI’s unique environment, a blend passion, creativity and energy, results from the attitudes and impacts of its past and present community members. Every single CRI member is a source of abundant, interdisciplinary knowledge and experience, and the possibilities are endlessly rich for individuals networking within our broader community. Some fifty alumni, students and fellows form the advisory board that collaborates together to organise the alumni community. Among their first accomplishments together was building an advisory-board digital platform that optimises their internal organisation as well as their communications, namely with regard to current students.
The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation has been a strategic long-term partner since the CRI was created. We also receive support from an array of partners such as Ville de Paris and the INSERM, and we receive grants from the Axa Research Fund, the European Union, the Investments for the Future programme, the French National Research Agency and MSD Avenir.
Our students are encouraged to broaden their horizons by taking part in campus life and activities through student clubs. Meeting with like-minded students to focus on a particular issue fosters new ideas, actions and common causes, and the creativity and passion that grow in these spaces make the CRI the unique learning environment that it is. There’s even a school policy in place to promote the creation of clubs because these are so beneficial for cultivating the CRI’s values of student initiative and engagement.
Our clubs are open to the public, even non-students. Many clubs are in fact associations hosted by the CRI whose members include CRI students. These student organisations enjoy exclusive access to the CRI’s logistical and financial resources as well as any equipment and manpower the school has to offer.
By joining clubs, students not only become invested and engaged in issues they’re passionate about, but clubs also provide a natural learning environment in which students can develop such practical skills as budgeting, event planning, working in groups and public speaking. The roles and responsibilities students take on in these clubs translate wholly to the classroom setting.
Another key benefit of student clubs is that they create a dynamic community. Clubs organise events that bring together students and staff, and within clubs are students from different programmes who can exchange ideas and build together. The very essence of the CRI’s mission of cross-pollination and interdisciplinarity is embodied in student clubs.
"They trusted me" - Jacques, Do It Green Club!