Presentation of Earth University
Earth University was inaugurated in November 2005 at UNESCO, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations. Six editions have already taken place and have brought together thousands of participants.
Earth University is a European space for reflection, debate, experience, sharing, commitment and transformation, open to all: neophytes, experts, professionals, young people and citizens.
It is a meeting place for knowledge and understanding, for the discovery and deepening of the major challenges that threaten our planet, our living and our society. These challenges inspire us to rethink our progress, our economies, our lifestyles, our consumption, our work, our travel, our food and our cultures.
Earth University is also a meeting place for collective intelligence. The greatest international speakers, scientists and economic leaders, intellectuals and politicians, associations, farmers, artists, activists, and spiritual or religious leaders contribute by sharing their expertise, their experiences, their vision and especially their solutions with the public.
From these exchanges comes the motivation and the desire to act for a better life and an ecological and human harmony. Without awareness and knowledge, there can be no enlightened commitment.
The Junior Earth University
Earth University was originally aimed towards adults. For the first time in 2011, children and teenagers had a program just for them. In 2022, the focus will be on youth.
THE THEMES OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION
- Kids talk to kids !Nature in my school and home.
- Spiders, birds, insects, snakes...
- Is what grown-ups say about them always true?
- There is no age to participate.
- The great apes, the men and the little men of tomorrow.
In 2022, the Earth University graduation ceremony will take place, entitled "Earth Champions".
The purpose of this edition will be to highlight the commitment of young people through projects that they carry out in relation to the objectives of sustainable development (individual, collective, associative or entrepreneurial project). The University of the Earth diplomas will be sponsored by our partners in connection with schools and universities.