The Earth University was inaugurated in November 2005 at UNESCO, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations. Six events have already taken place and have brought together thousands of participants.
The Earth University is a European space for reflection, debate, experience, sharing, commitment and transformation, open to all: neophytes or 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, the living and our society. These challenges inspire us and challenge us to rethink our progress, our economies, our lifestyles, our consumption, our work, our travel, our food and our cultures.
The Earth University is also a meeting place for collective intelligence. The greatest international witnesses, 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.
UNESCO organizes the French Biosphere Reserve Trophies, which annually identify and reward initiatives by local stakeholders and promote original initiatives in the field of sustainable development. These awards recognize commitments to sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources, and the fight against climate change. The 2022 awards ceremony will take place at UNESCO on November 25th, starting at 11:00 a.m. during the Earth University, and will be hosted by journalist Mathieu Vidard.Earth University website
Earth University program
The UNIVERSITE DE LA TERRE is intended for all audiences from 7 to 77 years old.
Junior University Program
The EARTH UNIVERSITY JUNIOR is for children and their parents.
THE PARLIAMENT OF THE FUTURE is intended for those who act for an economy of social and ecological progress.