Lifelong Learning Festival 2022

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Joint Activities and Events Irish Learning City Day 2019, 2020 and 2021

Each Learning City hosts or promotes Lifelong Learning jointly on this day each September. The Mayors of each city contributed to a joint video message of support for activities of the Irish Learning Cities Network in 2021 and were part of events hosted across the island online. Global Learning Festival 2020 & 2021 (online) featured a joint presentation given by the Irish Network of Learning, represented by each of the five cities. UNESCO Joint Video Messages from Mayors of all five cities The Network have collaborated in the creation of a joint message on behalf of the Irish Network of Learning Cities in support of UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning’s 70th anniversary in 2022. UNESCO policy framework for Learning City Networks The members of the Irish Network of Learning City are committed to the implementation of UNESCO Learning City policies, in particular : • The Beijing Declaration on Learning Cities, the Mexico Statement on Building Sustainable Learning Cities, and the Medellin Manifesto on Learning Cities; • The Cork Call to Action on Learning Cities: • To implement lifelong learning strategies pertaining to the social, environmental and economic dimensions of the SDGs that promote:

• Equitable and inclusive learning and living environments; • Green and Healthy learning and living environments; • Opportunities for decent work and entrepreneurship; • The UNESCO Key Features of Learning Cities: To effectively mobilize resources in every sector to: • Promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education; • Revitalize learning in families and communities; • Facilitate learning for and in the workplace; • Extend the use of modern learning technologies; • Enhance quality and excellence in learning, and • Foster a culture of learning throughout life.



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