About Dublin Learning City


Dublin Learning City is a cross-institutional consortium, comprising IADT, Marino Institute of Education, NCAD, TCD & UCD. Dublin Learning City in collaboration with Dublin City Council and other education and community stakeholders in the city will deliver and co-ordinate the Dublin Learning City Concept across the city, including a week long Learning Festival and a Creative Arts Summer School. The overarching aim of this initiative is to establish sustainable intergenerational learning communities in the city and to work towards developing a strategy to attain the award of UNESCOLearning City for Dublin.

Why Dublin?

Dublin is committed to creating inclusive lifelong learning opportunities for individuals to participate in learning socially, culturally and economically to create a more equal society and celebrate learning for its citizens.

Investigating, Learning and Belonging in Dublin, Ireland’s capital with a population of about 1.2 million. Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature and it has lifelong learning in its blood.

Dublin Learning City will be an amplification of existing community outreach initiatives by using our citywide network, and retaining an inclusive and inter-generational focus as a core operational tenet. In doing so, Dublin’s citizens will benefit from enhanced individual empowerment, employability and social inclusion, economic development, cultural prosperity, and sustainable development.

Why Learning?

Lifelong learning is key in creating Dublin as a sustainable city and society. Lifelong learning and education in an ever changing economic landscape, therefore, becomes a main driver in developing the resources necessary for people to achieve sustainable environmental and social and economic advancement. Dublin has enormous potential to stimulate and support learning among its citizens in ways that can help tackle existing issues, strengthen social cohesion and solidarity, and transform the prospects of communities for the better.

Dublin Learning City: Enabling, Fostering, Exploring and Celebrating Everyday Conversations about Learning and Opportunities for Dublin’s Citizens