In 2019, the civic leaders of Derry and Strabane, Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Limerick formally signed an agreement to commit each city to work together and provide mutual support to help deliver on the vision of a Learning City for all citizens. The Memorandum of Understanding between the cities “a shared dedication to strengthening friendly relations and enhancing cooperation between the peoples of the cities and city-regions… to carry out Learning City exchanges focused on the principles of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.”
Mayor Alderman Graham Warke
Derry City & Strabane District Council
The Irish Learning City Network meets several times a year to share knowledge, experience and support each other on their learning city journey.
Padraig Canavan, Learning City Chairperson, pictured receiving the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ from Denis Barrett, Cork Learning City, at the official Derry City and Strabane Launch in January 2020