Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of Education and Youth, and Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, launched yesterday at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Lumni, a new digital educational platform piloted by France Télévisions and the INA.

Lumni’s ambition is to bring together and make accessible to children and adolescents aged 3 to 18, to education professionals, but also to the various actors of the associative fabric, more than 10,000 educational content related to K-12 curricula, free of charge and without advertising. Lumni, a joint educational offer of public broadcasting accessible from Tuesday 19 November, thus answers a major public service challenge: to offer free and free access to culture and education.

The content is created by audiovisual professionals. They are studied and classified by education professionals by level and subject. This double pilot meets the need of children to learn differently. Expert teaching resources for learning are made available to professionals to prepare and build their interventions. Lumni is complementary to the multilingual European platform Educ'Arte and will be enriched daily.

On the occasion of the launch of this specific offer in line with the future reform of public broadcasting, Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, said: The new Lumni platform offers quality and secure cultural, artistic and educational resources to all. It meets with panache the triple challenge of cultural emancipation, plurality and innovation. Arts and culture are a gateway to the world, to knowledge, to the other, but also a source of fulfillment and emancipation for all.”

For Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of Education and Youth: The Lumni platform is a vector to know about all the time of the child: in class, in support of the teacher’s work, in the family, on extracurricular time - especially as part of the Wednesday plan - and during the holidays. Lumni is a concrete expression of a shared ambition: to transmit to each child a taste for knowledge, a taste for culture and self-confidence.” 

Lumni is piloted and co-published by France Télévisions and INA. In partnership with Radio France, France Médias Monde, TV5MONDE, ARTE, and with the support of La Ligue de l'enseignement, the Clemi and the Canopé network.