OMNES Education and the SOS Group launch PACT

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OMNES Education and the SOS Group launch PACT: 10,000 students immersed in social, societal and environmental structures

OMNES Education (formerly INSEEC U.), the French leader in private higher education with 12 schools and 30,000 students, and the SOS Group, Europe’s leading social enterprise, are launching the “PACT” program, Citizen Action Program. The objective? To offer 1,000 OMNES Education students an immersion in the heart of the social, societal and environmental work of the SOS Group structures in order to discover this sector and its challenges. By 2025, 100% of the first-time students in OMNES Education schools, or 10,000 students, will be involved in the program each year.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s professionals and therefore play an essential role in our society to meet future social and environmental challenges. They are the new actors of the transition of our economic, ecological, social and environmental models and as such are expected by the companies and organizations of the social and solidarity economy to respond through their actions to all these issues.

For an optimal preparation for active life, these students are looking for keys and experience to transform their desire to help into concrete actions in the service of the general interest.

From January 2022, 1,000 students at the beginning of their studies in four OMNES Education schools, ECE, INSEEC Grande École, HEIP and Sup de Pub, will be offered, in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux, an immersion of several half-days spread over two months, at the heart of the associations and structures of the SOS Group: homeless shelters, reception facilities for exiles, solidarity grocery stores, agro-ecology development associations, integration workshops and work camps…

This partnership aims to be a lever of commitment through local action, for the new generations who wish to get involved in social, environmental and civic issues in favor of the common good. PACT also responds to a desire to transmit values and knowledge between the GROUPE SOS teams, the beneficiaries of the structures, and the students of OMNES Education through job fairs and conferences on the SSE professions.

OMNES Education et le Groupe SOS lancent PACT

Présentation de PACT par Mathias Emmerich (Président exécutif OMNES Education) et Jean-Marc Borello (Président Groupe SOS)

For Jean-Marc Borello, President of the SOS Group, “The PACT program supports our desire to raise awareness of the issues and the day-to-day reality of our teams, who are confronted in the field with new social, societal and environmental challenges. These missions, within the structures of the SOS Group, also meet the expectations of students and their undeniable desire to take part in change. Thanks to our partnership with the OMNES Education Group, students will be able to rub shoulders with actors in the field, to better understand their challenges and missions, and to benefit from their know-how and insight. This program is also an opportunity to showcase the diversity of the social and medico-social professions, and why not, to inspire vocations!”

For Mathias Emmerich, President of the OMNES Education Group, “Young people, and therefore our students, are particularly sensitive to the issues of global warming, social inequalities, and the fight against exclusion… An educational group must not only take this into account and integrate it into all of its teaching, but also accompany its students in understanding the issues and challenges at stake. With the PACT program, our students will live an experience based on our pedagogy of commitment, change their way of seeing the world to have the frameworks of understanding, reflection and tools to act in their professional lives.

About OMNES Education

Created in 1975, OMNES Education is a private group of higher education and multidisciplinary research in management, engineering sciences, communication and political sciences. With offices in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Chambéry, Beaune, Lausanne, London, Geneva, Monaco, San Francisco and Abidjan, OMNES Education trains 30,000 students and 2,000 executives each year. With its 10,000 partner companies and 150,000 alumni, the Group offers its students an educational experience with a clear objective: to develop their employability and build their success.

OMNES Education press contact:

Laure Frugier / 01 47 20 97 91

Stéphanie Masson / 06 84 65 17 34

Judy Ranaivoson / 07 72 55 46 12


The GROUPE SOS, Europe’s leading social enterprise, works primarily for the benefit of the most vulnerable, future generations and the territories.

Today, nearly 2 million people benefit from the actions and innovations of the GROUPE SOS, carried out by its 22,000 employees and its 600 establishments and services in France and abroad.

Since its creation in 1984, during the AIDS years, the GROUPE SOS has been fighting all forms of exclusion, carrying out actions in the field to promote access for all to the essentials, and innovating to revive links in the face of society’s challenges.

The GROUPE SOS thus responds to urgent social, societal and environmental issues.

Press contact SOS Group :

Mathilde Pieraut – – 06 81 66 91 94

Updated 31 January 2022