The city of Heraklion, Greece, encourages active citizenship in an effort to increase education and lifelong learning in communities. The decision was reached during a three-day workshop that was held in the city from 3 to 6 March 2017 with the aim of developing new ways of implementing lifelong learning.
Espoo, Finland, has taken the initiative in enhancing cooperation between learning cities in Europe.
Three visiting scholars at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) spent June 2016 conducting research into learning cities and how the corresponding lifelong learning strategies work at local level.
Regional meeting spearheaded by the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development