The first meeting of the all-Ireland Network of Learning Cities (Limerick, Cork, Belfast, Dublin and Derry-Strabane Learning City-Regions) was held in Cork as part of the Cork Nov 21st Learning Cities Conversations event. Cork Learning City has brought this group together and all of the City-Regions have adopted the UNESCO Guidelines for Building Learning Cities.

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On November 21st, Cork Learning City hosted a ‘Learning Cities Conversations’ event. Learning Limerick Chairperson, Eimear Brophy and Lifelong Learning Facilitator, Yvonne Lane, participated in panel discussions on perspectives from Learning Cities with Cork and Belfast Learning Cities. The themes discussed were how Learning Festivals make cities make cities more green and healthy, equitable and

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Our Networking Meeting held on the 8th November 2018 brought together our partners that are involved in the Lifelong Learning Festival. This event has become a firm favourite with partners, as it provides the opportunity for the different groups to network and to discuss partnering and possibly collaborating for Lifelong Learning Festival events. Participant brainstormed

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Dr Maeve Liston, Mary Immaculate College, and a member of our Learning Limerick Steering Group, presented at the both the Learning Cities Summer School and Symposium events in Larissa, Greece last June 2018. The theme of the Symposium was ‘Building a Learning City “Innovative methods & projects” and the presenters provided an evaluation of successful

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Limerick and Cork hosted a dual location event using the tag lines ‘Equitable and Inclusive Learning Regions’ and ‘Leave No one Behind’ during their festivals last March. Belfast and Bristol Learning City representatives were invited as guest speakers. A round table discussion was held in Limerick with Community, Local Development and Education and Training Board

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