The France Pavilion puts the spotlight on Education

Life of the Pavilion
France has chosen to place the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of its event programme: every fortnight, France Pavilion will throw the spotlight on French initiatives which are helping to address economic-transformation, social, ecological and cultural challenges for our society.

A thematic will be dedicated to Education, to ensure access to education and training for everyone. Several stakeholders will intervene during this fortnight; and at the occasion of the Pre-week « Knowledge and Learning » organized by Expo 2020 Dubai, the France Pavilion introduces you to one of them – the CRI (Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity). 

Echanges entre Erik Linquier et François Taddéi

CRI is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning and digital sciences, in order to address the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs). CRI operates around 4 main areas :

  • Developing and hosting educational programs, from preschool to high school (Savanturiers - École de la Recherche), interdisciplinary Bachelor, Master, and PhD (EURIP Graduate School) as well as lifelong learning degree programs of the Université de Paris.
  • Conducting research within its INSERM-Université de Paris research Collaboratory Unit, advised and guided by a Scientific Advisory Board, composed of prestigious international scientific leaders.
  • Developing the #LearningPlanet initiative in partnership with UNESCO, of which it also holds a Chair, and many other leading organisations such as Agence Français de Développement (AFD), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Community Arts Network (CAN), Climate KIC, Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP), etc., to inspire and empower learners of all ages who wish to identify, develop and amplify the most effective ways to learn how to solve problems together.
  • Building a living campus where innovative makers can set up digital infrastructures for learning communities to help them to resolve global challenges.

Zoom in on the #LearningPlanet Initiative

#LearningPlanet is a long-term initiative launched by CRI and UNESCO on the 24th of January 2020 on the occasion of the International Day of Education.

#LearningPlanet is an open alliance with a cause, dedicated to learning stakeholders and communities. Its mission is to gather these players from around the world in order to identify, celebrate, enhance and scale up innovative educational solutions towards sustainable futures that ensure the respect, well-being and fulfilment of oneself, the others and the planet.