Freshly graduated from UTC in the elective specialty MPI (Management of Innovative Projects), Hugo Paul, decided to explore the best methods of collective learning to accelerate the ecological and social transition.
Since January, Hugo Paul has been travelling around Europe to meet a variety of learning communities. By immersing himself in ancestral tribes, religious communities or learning companies, his objective is to share how we can learn together to cultivate an ecological society. Convinced that education is essential to accelerate the ecological transition, Hugo has been committed for five years, in parallel to his studies at the UTC, to educating as many people as possible on social and environmental issues.
“After coordinating various initiatives on a national scale, I founded Into the Tribes in order to equip transition actors to develop their own learning communities. The project started in August 2021 while I was still a student at UTC. Looking back on my last years of ecological engagement, I remain convinced that communities are a powerful lever for personal and societal transformation. It is only by bringing citizens together, by helping them to work hand in hand, that we will be able to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” says Hugo Paul, who is passionate about management in general and project management in particular.
Taking the time to be and the time to do
Hugo Paul was able to acquire theoretical knowledge thanks to the MPI course of studies at UTC and then to put it into practice within the rich ecosystem of associations in UTC. “For me, taking the time to explore means and taking the time to be inspired by the pioneers of education and learning communities, to move away from the beaten track by opening myself to worlds that are still unknown. As I am extremely concerned by the deep fragmentation of our society, I want to meet people who are far from ecological or social issues to learn from their way of being and doing things. But above all, I hope to be able to create bridges between these different worlds to lead us collectively towards a just, ecological and social society.”
After spending a month immersed in the Lérins Abbey in one of the oldest monastic communities in France, he is now leaving to meet the Sami, one of the last indigenous peoples of Europe.