International Conference on Learning Cities
Learning Cities play a central role in promoting lifelong learning at local levels, thereby stimulating sustainable development. The third International Conference on Learning Cities will take place in Cork, Ireland from 18 to 20 September 2017. The conference comes at a critical time in global development with countries working towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to which cities have a significant contribution to make.
The conference will provide a platform for cities to share knowledge, exchange ideas and compare strategies and approaches that can be used to further develop or initiate development of learning cities. Participants will discuss the development of learning cities in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the local implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.
This is the first time that such a major international conference in this field is to be held in Europe. The open, vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cork offers an excellent setting for the conference. Known as the gateway to the south of Ireland, Cork is a destination to experience the best of traditional Irish culture and a warm welcome from the people. Cork city is also ideally located for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside of County Cork.