Date: 30 Sep 2021
Category: City regeneration and development
Belfast has joined four other cities across Ireland to mark Irish Network of Learning Cities Day.
The aim of the Irish Network of Learning Cities is to ensure a shared dedication to strengthening friendly relations and enhancing cooperation and this year the theme is focused on a ‘Celebration of Learning’.
Lord Mayor Councillor Kate Nicholl said: “At the heart of a vision of a learning city is the commitment to use learning to improve the lives of all citizens, regardless of age or background and I am delighted that Belfast is part of this vision.
“Being part of this network strengthens and enhances Belfast as a city and enables us to grow and prosper. By collectively working with the other four cities we can celebrate learning, highlight what’s on offer across the city regions and celebrate our achievements.
“It is widely recognised that learning throughout all stages of life contributes positively to health and wellbeing as well as to employment and skills- ultimately building a stronger society for the future of Belfast.”
In 2019 the Lord Mayors of Belfast, Cork, Dublin and the Mayors of Limerick and Derry City and Strabane region signed a formal agreement to commit to work together and provide mutual support to help deliver on the vision of a learning city.
For more information on Belfast Learning City visit https://www.makinglifebettertogether.com/