Defined by UNESCO as 'a city which effectively mobilizes its resources across all sectors to maximise the opportunities for lifelong learning for all its citizens'.
A learning city has developed the following elements:
Put simply, we believe that a Learning City IS what a Learning City DOES.
Cork City has a vibrant, inclusive, quality infrastructure of education from basic to higher education and is home to enthusiastic, involved and committed learning communities.
Through Corks Lifelong Learning Festival, our Learning Neighborhoods and other Learning Events we are committed to developing Cork as a Learning City for all its citizens - all ways and for all.
Cork is one of only 12 cities worldwide have achieved this Award to date, one of just three in Europe and the only Irish city. The Award was presented at the Second International Conference on Learning Cities in Mexico in 2015.