Lifelong Learning Festival 2022

Fèile Foghlama Chorcaì

A chairde, Fáilte romhaibh go léir chuig Féile Foghlama 2022. I am very pleased to welcome you this year’s Lifelong Learning Festival in Cork as it returns as a key event in the city’s learning calendar. Since 2004 Cork Education and Training Board is proud to be a lead partner in the Festival, which has been recognised internationally as a model of best practice. I have seen many great examples of how collaboration between the community, state and private sectors contribute to the experience of lifelong learning for people in Cork. This year the recently launched CETB Cork College of Further Education and Training will host a variety of events in our various campuses, building on the engagement of our programmes, tutors trainers and learners with the Festival over many years. The Lifelong Learning Festival is a unique event, one that has captured the imagination of people both in the city and beyond and continues to grow and develop. Lifelong Learning builds the capacity of us all to adapt to an ever changing society and economy. I want to thank the organising committee, in particular the chairperson Willie McAuliffe, the Learning City co-ordinator Denis Barrett, Siubhán McCarthy the festival co-ordinator and all the people from the voluntary, community, state and private sectors who contribute to this ongoing success in so many ways. Denis Leamy Chief Executive, Cork Education and Training Board

On behalf of all our Cork Learning City partners, welcome to the 2022 Lifelong Learning Festival. After our experiences of the last two years the Festival is such a welcome return - it is an opportunity to celebrate all that is best about our city and the value that we place on education and lifelong learning. The festival is a vitally important expression of our city as a Learning City. It is a festival that is recognised globally, and more importantly locally, as a fantastic annual opportunity for people of all interests, ages and abilities to develop new learning pathways, to celebrate all that’s best in lifelong learning and to connect together. We hope your involvement in the Festival, whether as an event host or as a participant, (or both) is enjoyable and inspiring. Thank you all for making the festival what it is! Willie McAuliffe Co-Chair Cork Learning City and GLLiC Growing Lifelong Learning in Cork “ Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival is an annual showcase for the joy of celebrating learning opportunities for all. At UIL we very much welcome it’s return this year. – MESSAGE FROM RAÚL VALDES COTERA, UNESCO INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING



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