Since 2006, the Learning Planet Institute has been dedicated to reinventing learning for all ages (lifelong learning) through collective intelligence in order to build sustainable & inclusive learning societies able to rise to the complex challenges we face. The Institute’s mission is to explore, research and share new ways of learning and cooperating in order to respond to the needs of the youth and the planet. By encouraging and disseminating a culture, methods and tools for empowerment, it transforms organisations. Ultimately, it leads communities and supports “Learning Planetizens” to take care of themselves, others and the planet.
To achieve its goals, the Learning Planet Institute creates research and educational programmes based on interdisciplinarity, diversity and initiative. This relies on the synergies between its activities: R&D, Education, International Alliance, Transformation of Organisations and Digital Ecosystems.
The Learning Planet Institute advocates a large-scale collaboration to co-build a learning society, capable of addressing the complex challenges we face, today and in the future. In this society, the “Learning Planetizens” would learn to take care of themselves, the others and the planet. To achieve these goals, the Institute promotes far-reaching collaborations to build a learning planet and develop new ways of learning and cooperating. It encourages the development of communities working together to find sustainable solutions in the education and health sectors and finding ways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
From the CRI to the Learning Planet Institute
In response to the multiple crises (social, environmental, economic), researchers François Taddei and Ariel Lindner launched the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, CRI) in 2006, to train the next generation of scientists working at a crossroads between life sciences, education, and digital technologies. They are convinced that it is not only necessary but also possible to adopt a new and unique approach to education through research. The CRI then doubled in size every eighteen months: it started out as a small-scale organisation and it became an internationally renowned institute, a global community with several hundreds partners across the world. At the end of 2021, in order to increase its impact and to respond to the global challenges identified by the Sustainable Development Goals, the CRI was transformed into the Learning Planet Institute. This responded to the renewed ambition to co-create a learning society, capable of tackling the complex challenges we face today and in the future.