CORK LEARNING CITY
The All Ireland Network of Learning Cities
The Irish Network of Learning Cities, formed originally in Cork in November 2018, is an all-island network for support, inspiration, know-how and sharing good practice, based on the principles of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. The members of the Network are Limerick, Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Cork to date. In 2019 the Mayors of each of these cities signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding committing them to work together as Learning Cities, support each other and share information and the Network has grown from strength to strength since then. Progress: Quarterly Meetings The Network has been meeting quarterly, each city hosting in turn, with the next network meeting planned for Cork during Lifelong Learning Festival week. Learning Festivals co-ordinators support and exchange of good practice Festival co-ordinators meet fortnightly since 2020. Each Learning City supports other Learning City’s events each year, by providing guest speakers or presenting case studies. Shared Festival Planning Dublin will hold their Learning Festival in the same week as the Cork Festival, while Limerick will hold their Learning Festival in May. Derry-Strabane were the first Learning City to host an online Festival in 2020 and will have their first ‘face-to-face’ Festival in late April this year. Shared events are being planned to feature in each festival.
CORK LIFELONG LEARNING FESTIVAL MON 4TH - SUN 10TH APRIL
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