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Limerick wants to become a Learning City-Region

The Irish city has launched a portal to facilitate lifelong learners

  • June 25, 2019 14:30
  • Author Aseniya Dimitrova
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Limerick has just launched a new website dedicated to lifelong learners. It provides information on the availability of courses and learning opportunities in the area of Limerick. LearningLimerick.ie wants to reinforce the digital presence of the Irish city while promoting the presence of Learning Limerick, which is seen as a strategic priority and has the objective to integrate the latter with the Limerick City and County Council’s Digital Strategy.

At its launch, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Adam Teskey confirmed that the website will have an important role for the promotion of the city as a Learning City-Region which goes beyond national borders. It is also essential for promoting the cooperation with UNESCO and the members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities as it also enables the city to share the knowledge acquired over the years.

Eimear Brophy, Chairperson of Learning Limerick, for his part was convinced that the portal will enable citizens to adapt to the societal changes and help Learning Limerick to reach its communication goals. Among them - to show that learning is already taking place in communities and colleges, but also at the workplace and is in accordance with other regional and national policies in place. The website facilitates collaboration between all parties concerned with improving the access to lifelong learning.

Limerick itself has received the Learning City Award given out by UNESCO in 2017 and builds on its image with the Learning Limerick Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022 (Helping to Grow Limerick as a Learning Region).” In addition, Learning Limerick organises the yearly Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival which will turn 10 next year.

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