24-25th of January 2021
#LearningPlanet #EducationDay

Under the theme Learning to take care of Oneself, Others and the Planet, the #LearningPlanet Festival is designed to synchronise the world around the celebration of the International Day of Education.

In a time when schools, universities and youth are so deeply affected by the pandemic, the #LearningPlanet Festival invites everyone, everywhere to share and celebrate their most significant learnings to take care of “oneself, others and the planet”. Participants will enjoy stimulating learning experiences, meet like-minded people and launch meaningful projects for their communities.

Organised in partnership with UNESCO and leading organisations across the world, the #LearningPlanet Festival 2021 will explore how to inspire and empower learners of all ages to contribute to shaping better futures.

The #LearningPlanet Festival is a grassroots celebration of new ways of learning, teaching, researching and mobilizing collective intelligence to solve the world’s most pressing issues together.

On January 25th, 2021, UNESCO will also celebrate the International Day of Education by organising an online conference on the theme: “Recover and Revitalize Education for the Covid-19 generation.” The UNESCO conference will feature the award ceremony of the “Conversation with The Little Prince” writing contest. Registration for the #LearningPlanet Festival will also give you access to UNESCO’s online conference programme.

You can discover the #LearningPlanet Festival live or on-demand on the Festival Platform. Viewing the event on the platform will allow you to engage during the live sessions and connect with speakers and attendees from around the world!

Register now (via Attendify)

Find all the necessary information and resources to raise awareness of the event via social media or email. This includes logos, pre-made social media posts, email and newsletters communications to simply copy-paste, or customise to your liking.

Access the communication kit

Get Involved

The 2021 online #LearningPlanet Festival is co-constructed with the global education community. We are looking for educators, learners, innovators and creators to speak, debate, and organise activities and events. You can discover various Festival “Tracks” by accessing the provisional programme here, and use the buttons below to apply to join us!

Image Courtesy : Upsala Circus

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:

Design-athon workshop, SDG 7: Tackle Global Warming
By Designathon Works
What World do you want in 2030?
By World's Largest Lesson
EN : Creating a Purpose Ecosystem
By Ikigai Lab
EN : Defend your Cause
By Ikigai Lab
EN_What Is, What If, What Now? Toolkit
By Weaving Lab & Dream a Dream
EN_The climate collage
EN_Pedagogical Guides for Creating Visual Narratives
EN_Making the world a more accessible place
By WeCanAccess


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.

Built by a truly open collective

Would your organisation be interested in helping us amplify the initiative? Contact us

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.

Learn more

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.

#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!