24-25th of January 2021

Under the theme ‘Learning to take care of Oneself, Others and the Planet,’ the #LearningPlanet Festival synchronises the world around the celebration of the International Day of Education.

Organised in partnership with UNESCO and leading organisations across the world, the collective dream of a co-constructed festival to celebrate the International Day of Education has come true, and with incredible energy. In a time when schools, universities and youth are so deeply affected by the pandemic, the 2021 #LearningPlanet Festival invited everyone, everywhere to share and celebrate their most significant learnings to best take care of “oneself, others and the planet”. There were moments for discovering new initiatives, numerous workshops and rich exchanges between actors coming from the worlds of art, science, education, social entrepreneurship, etc.

Read our thank you message here - and see you in 2022!

Experience a selection of partner events

Global Minnesota: International Day of Education Symposium

Hear local and international experts discuss how inclusive, quality education is critical to support the most vulnerable populations post-COVID.

Reboot the Future, Webinar: How can teachers support student action on the climate crisis in lockdown?

This discussion brings together teachers, young people and one of the world’s leading environmentalists to share their ideas on how to inspire, motivate and integrate climate education into remote learning during lockdown.

Community Arts Network, Arts for Education

CAN's conversation with some incredible changemakers from around the world in the arts for education field.

Sound of Care session, in partnership with BBC Action Media, CRI, Exaptive, ISM Berlin, and The Museums for the United Nations.

An unusual transdisciplinary roundtable to explore how sound can be used as an engagement tool, specifically, understanding the “sound of care” and how sound can be a vehicle for collective action at scale.

Explore the programme

You can either access the detailed programme in PDF format and browse the interactive speaker map below.

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