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French Campus Ikigaï

Where great minds meet...

Since the 2000s, the number of school dropouts has continued to decrease. But this reduction is still too fragile and nearly 100,000 students still leave school without the slightest diploma. The fight against this phenomenon was made a priority by the Ministry of National Education and was one of the main challenges within the framework of the “Europe 2020 Strategy” program, a program created by the European Union. 

The objective was for France, in 2010, to reduce the school dropout rate below 10% and this objective was validated, this rate was 8.2% in 2019 compared to 12.6% in 2010 The aim was to reduce the school dropout rate, reduce inequalities in access to knowledge, raise the qualification level of students and promote social inclusion. 

The French Campus of Excellence (FCE) is an education label that aims to be innovative and high-end within everyone’s reach. Drawing on the Socratic idea of self-knowledge, and based on the latest advances at the forefront of knowledge in neuroscience, the FCE is a label that offers a global approach to the individual. 

This holistic pedagogy develops on several main axes: knowing how to live, knowing how to be and knowing oneself. The objective of this education is to prepare each student for a future life as a responsible, enterprising and balanced adult, both socio-professionally and morally and emotionally.

Different innovative tools are offered such as the use of meditation (to develop concentration and self-listening, school hours are replaced by meditation for example), sport, individual coaching and taking into account differences (dyslexia, hyperactivity, etc.). The development of Soft Skills is also at the center of FCE teaching. The different Soft Skills which are life skills, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, adaptability and decision-making are at the heart of the FCE philosophy. 

Concerning the professional future of students, the FCE offers various innovative tools:

The FrenchCampusIkigaï aims to offer a concrete and efficient solution to the problems of school dropouts and social inclusion and to support everyone. 


“Good manners” designate the knowledge and practice of the rules of politeness, etiquette, and social customs. It encompasses a set of behaviors, norms, and codes of conduct that allow a person to behave in a respectful, courteous, and appropriate manner in society. Good manners include aspects such as politeness, discretion, kindness towards others, and respect for social norms.

“Professional Skills”

a “Professional Skills” base which takes the form of the establishment of a professional course and a professional immersion of 2 days per month.


“Innov’Lab” a collaborative and evolving platform, but also conferences on various subjects (revolution and adaptability to the digital revolution, advances and discoveries in neuroscience, etc.).

Soft Skills

Soft skills, also known as behavioral skills or interpersonal skills, refer to a set of personal characteristics, character traits, and social skills that influence how a person interacts with others and succeeds in the workplace. and personal. These skills are essential for effective communication, collaboration, problem solving and managing emotions...

Soft skills are increasingly sought after by employers because they contribute to professional success, the creation of high-performance teams and improved job satisfaction. They are often complementary to technical skills (hard skills) and play a crucial role in personal and professional development.


“Social skills” are a set of personal qualities and social skills that reflect the way a person behaves and interacts with others. It is not limited to technical skills, but encompasses aspects such as attitude, communication, management of emotions, tolerance, and respect for social and professional standards. Soft skills are essential for establishing positive interpersonal relationships and succeeding in both personal and professional life.

In short, interpersonal skills are an essential component of personal and professional development, because it positively impacts the quality of human relationships and success in many areas of life.

“Entrepreneurship Module”

an “Entrepreneurship Module” which aims to provide skills and autonomy to school students with regard to the world of work.

The gentleness

Propriety is defined as a set of social rules and standards of conduct that govern human behavior and interactions in a given society. It encompasses what is considered appropriate, respectful and consistent with the customs and values of a specific community or era. Propriety primarily concerns the manners, gestures, words and actions of individuals, with an emphasis on respect for others and social harmony.

In short, decorum plays an essential role in building positive human relationships, preventing conflicts and promoting harmonious coexistence within society.

The FrenchCampusIkigaï aims to offer a concrete and efficient solution to the problems of school dropout and social inclusion andsupport for all. 

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