Launch of #LearningPlanet at Unesco headquarters, Paris

International Day of Education, 24 January 2020 “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace”

The world celebrates the International Day of Education on 24 January, a day proclaimed by the UN General Assembly to honour education and its centrality to human well-being and sustainable development.

UNESCO, in partnership with CRI, hosted a conference at its headquarters on January 24, 2020 where 400 participants explored together the many ways learning can empower people, protect the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace.

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Shortlist of 2020 #LP Festivals in France and across the world

For the first edition of the #LEARNINGPLANET Festival, events were held in Frand and globally, notably in Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Quebec and Singapore.

Moreover, the UNESCO global network of Learning Cities – many of which have long been organising learning festivals throughout the year – also chose to synchronise the organisation of a series of celebrations on January 24, notably in Cameroon and Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland and UK as well as in the Philippines.

How to organise an event with my community?

The first set of #LearningPlanet Festival Toolkits is now available to help you organise a local festival, plan some activities to celebrate the International Day of Education with your students, your community and connect with the world. A #LearningPlanet communication toolkit, with logos and social media tips, is also available here

Discover a selection of learning activities:

#LEARNINGPLANET Unesco Launch (24 Jan 2020)
Official launch event of #LEARNINGPLANET Initiative
Festival de l'Apprendre (Sèvres, 25 Jan. 2020)
The Cercle APE celebrates learning on January 25th.
Roundglass Learning Festival (Feb. 19-22, 2020)
A community of thinkers and doers come together in February to promote living for universal wellbeing!
Lyon Festival de l'Apprendre (20-31 Janvier, 2020)
The Festival de l'Apprendre hosted by Maison de l'Apprendre welcomes learners at the end of January!
EDU GAME JAM III (24-26 Jan 2020)
Compétition de création de jeu en équipe
Global Festival of Action (April 1-3, 2020)
The SDGs are taking over Bonn, Germany for a three-day festival in April!
Cork Lifelong Learning Festival (March 29-April 5, 2020)
Cork Lifelong Learning Festival is a Cork Learning City week-long initiative from March 29th until April 5th, 2020
Caen - Le Dôme Fête l'Apprendre (24 JAN 2020)
Le Dôme fête l'apprendre le vendredi 24 janvier à Caen!


Create your own toolkit and share it with the community:

Join the pioneering organisations that are co-designing and sharing toolkits for the #LP Festival: The World Largest Lesson, the Weaving Lab, Designathon, Climate KIC, NetEduProject, CRI, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Maison de l’Apprendre, etc.