DEPUTY Mayor Tom Ruddle has signed an agreement renewing Limerick’s commitment to promote learning across the five cities and city regions in the Irish Network of Learning Cities.
He was joined in ratifying a Memorandum of Understanding in Belfast City Hall by other members of the Learning Network from Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Strabane.
Belfast Lord Mayor Michael Long, who hosted the event, said he hoped it would reaffirm the network’s joint pledge to work together to share best practice on all things related to lifelong and life-wide learning.
The Limerick Deputy Mayor spoke about how the agreement would encourage each city in the network to work together and provide support to one another. He also expressed the belief that it will help deliver the vision of a Learning City for all.
”I am delighted to be signing this agreement with our Learning City friends in the Irish Network of Learning Cities. We look forward to our fruitful collaborations and we commit to actively supporting the work of the network over the next five years,” Cllr Ruddle added.
All five cities in the Irish Network of Learning are part of UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, which has over 200 cities from around the world in its network. The aim of the network is to use learning improve the lives of citizens and have creative solutions and ideas in addressing key concerns that impact society.