Belfast Learning City and The NI Impact Forum on Adult Learning have collaborated to produce a very timely report on the links between learning and health and wellbeing.
The “Learn Well, Live Well” report has six thematic chapters written by a wide range of contributors, including academics and practitioners, and is illustrated by sixteen case studies from across Northern Ireland and beyond. Collectively they show the impact that adult learning has on health and wellbeing, both directly a [...]
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In 2019 the Lord Mayors of Belfast, Cork and Dublin and the Mayors of Limerick and Derry City and Strabane Region formally signed an agreement to commit all five learning cities in Ireland to work together and provide mutual support to help deliver on the vision of a Learning City for all citizens.
The Memorandum of Unde [...]
Welcome to the fifth annual Belfast Festival of Learning running March 23-29.
The Belfast Festival of Learning is a key feature in the city’s plan to build Belfast as a learning city for all, in line with the commitments made to UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), when Belfast became a member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities in 2018.
The festival helps to deliver on the key commitments we made to celebrate and promote learning, to ma [...]
We would like to hear from organisations who would like to host an event at the Belfast Festival of Learning which will run from 4-10 March 2019.
The festival aims to engage Belfast citizens in learning and to inspire interest and enjoyment through a week-long programme of interactive learning events and workshops. It also aims to showcase the range of learning opportunities that exist in the city.
Once again, we particularly wish to promote events that encourage the participation of grou [...]
Whatever age we are, learning something new can give us greater confidence and self-esteem, better mental health and wellbeing and a better quality of life.
That’s why the Belfast Festival of Learning has lined up a week long programme of free events themed learning through education, learning for life, learning to live together and learning for and in work – which will showcase the first class learning network and opportunities which exist in the city from Monday, 5 March until Sunda [...]
Belfast Festival of Learning would like to hear from organisations who would like to host an event at its festival on 5th to 11th March 2018.
The Festival aims to engage Belfast citizens in learning and to inspire interest and enjoyment through a week-long programme of interactive learning events and workshops. It also aims to showcase the range of learning opportunities that exist in the city.
Once again, we particularly wish to promote events that encourage the participation of gr [...]
Belfast Festival of Learning 2017
Save the Date: 20-26 March 2017
Following the first Belfast Festival of Learning in March this year, the Belfast Strategic Partnership (BSP) would like to build on all the positive energy, creativity and collaboration which was generated across the city, and BSP will co-ordinate a second Belfast Festival of Learning in 2017.
We encourage the many groups and organisations in the city who provide learning opportunities to pl [...]
Press Release| Monday 7 March 2016
Be part of putting people at the heart of learning
The Belfast Strategic Partnership’s (BSP’s) Lifelong Learning Thematic Group has launched its first Belfast Festival of Learning today. This unique festival aims to demonstrate learning in all its forms across Belfast, covering:
Learning through education
Learning for life
Learning to live together
Learning for and in work
The theme of t [...]
Following the launch in 2015 of Belfast Strategic Partnership’s “Belfast a Learning City” and the Learning Charter for Belfast, BSP’s Lifelong Learning Thematic Group is hosting Belfast’s first Festival of Learning in 2016.
This unique festival aims to engage Belfast citizens in learning, and inspire interest and enjoyment, through a week long programme of interactive learning events and workshops.
During the week of 7- 13 March 2016 organisations will be showcasing a diverse ran [...]
Our Lifelong Learning Thematic Group launched Belfast a Learning City and Learning Charter in February 2015.
We are encouraging organisations to commit to the Learning Charter’s guiding principles which will help ensure all Belfast citizens have equal access to learning opportunities, at all levels and across all ages.
The four Lifelong Learning principles are:
Creating a learning culture for the city of Belfast that recognises and values all forms of learning.
Developing an [...]