Cork celebrates Lifelong Learning in 2021


16th March 2021

Cork Learning City and Cork City Council are delighted to announce that  Lifelong Learning will be celebrated in a new way for 2021 and we would like everyone to be involved.  As Cork’s internationally acclaimed, inspirational and inclusive event, Cork Lifelong Learning Festival cannot unfortunately take place this year due to ongoing government restrictions, we will instead use the week of the Festival 22nd – 26th to launch this new initiative. 


During this week a series of lunchtime webinars will take place to introduce our new Learning Cities Awards, which celebrate learning across early years, primary and secondary school, further education, higher education  and adult education (community and workplace learning) as well as highlighting exceptional and inspirational learning. 


It will be an opportunity for the people of Cork to nominate individuals and projects that have inspired them by their innovation, endeavour and resilience through their Lifelong Learning actions over the past year.  These awards are a celebration of how lifelong learning enables people to change their lives and how learning has become a way to improvement in life, work and community.


Free tickets for the weeks Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Lunchtime events are available now on Eventbrite.  Join us to find out how to nominate exceptional individuals or projects in your area and to see some examples of best practice from other Learning Cities.


Register today for our launch series of meetings planned for 22nd – 26th March with information on nominations and invited speakers:

Monday - 22nd March 2021

  • Adult Education: Community Education Award   
  • Early Years Award 

Tuesday - 23rd March 2021

  • Primary Level Award 
  • Active Retired  Award 

Wednesday - 24th March 2021

  • Secondary School Award 
  • Youth & Community Learning   

Thursday - 25th March 2021

  • Higher Education Award 
  • Further Education Award 

Friday - 26th March 2021

  • Exceptional Endeavour Award 
  • Adult Education: Workplace Learning Award