Applications open for hosting events as part of the Dublin Learning City Festival 2021!

Dublin Learning City have announced that their Dublin Learning City Festival will run virtually from the 22nd to 24th March 2021 to celebrate and promote learning for all, through fun and creative events. The Festival will focus on new and existing community-based initiatives to promote learning among a variety of different groups in Dublin city and the greater Dublin area.

In order to create a diverse programme that includes a range of subjects of traditional and non-traditional learning, Dublin Learning City are inviting individuals, organisations and companies from all over Dublin to take part in this year’s festival. Dublin City Learning welcomes all types of events, including virtual workshops, webinars, tutorials, podcasts and much more!

If you have an event that has learning as its focus, is free, open to all audiences and can take place during the festival week, get in touch by completing this host application form. The deadline for submission of events is 5pm, Monday 15th March 2021.

Denise McMorrow, Co-Chair of Dublin Learning City stated, “The Dublin Learning City Project is a collaborative project between six Higher Education Institutions, Dublin City Council and Education and Training Boards to promote Access to Education for All.  In these challenging times, we need some positivity. Learning happens everywhere, every day for everyone – in homes, communities, workplaces and in leisure and social settings. Learning Can Be Fun. Dublin’s Learning City Festival has something for everyone – wherever you live, whatever your age and whatever interests you have. We look forward to celebrating our learning together.”

Holly Foley, Co-Chair of Dublin Learning City continued, “After having to postpone Dublin Learning City 2020 due to COVID-19, we are delighted to be able to go ahead with the festival this year, in order to promote lifelong learning among various different groups and to establish Dublin as a learning city for all ages and interests. We hope that our event will help people from all backgrounds to see the fun in learning and the many diverse and different ways there are to learn.”

Dublin was established as a Learning City as defined by UNESCO in 2019. In collaboration with Dublin City Council and other educational and community stakeholders, Dublin Learning City aims to deliver and co-ordinate the programmes concept across Dublin city, including the Dublin City Learning Festival promoting learning for all.

The project is fully funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Access Initiative that brings together people and organisations including the main education providers (UCD, TCD, NCAD, Marino Institute, IADT & RCSI) to work targeting socially disadvantaged learners and encourage and support them to take up learning opportunities at all stages of their lives. It has a strong partnership with Dublin City Council and the Education and Training Boards. Dublin joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities in 2019. UNESCO GNLC support and improve the practice of lifelong learning in the world’s cities and recognise progress made in building learning cities.

For more information on the Dublin Learning City Festival, visit:

To submit an event to the Dublin City Learning Festival, please fill in this form:

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