THE TOCQUEVILLE PLATFORM
The Foundation is now actively working to expand this base to Europe, North America and beyond through the Tocqueville Platform. The Platform has two complementary parts: a modular curriculum and an inter-university Challenge. The goal is to encourage universities worldwide to provide a ‘best practice’ open source, modular curriculum and pedagogical materials to teach students how to develop and implement their vision of engagement in civil society and how and when to engage in philanthropy and other social initiatives to address global challenges.
The Challenge mobilizes students to address local and global challenges through engagement and innovation in civil society and philanthropy. Challenge participants will be selected, primarily, from Tocqueville Platform course participants, who compete nationally between schools with final prize winners chosen at an international level. The Foundation will support this prize in academic year 2013-2014, but will eventually seek corporate and other philanthropic support for the expansion and development of the prize.