Swansea, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • City population: 
  • City/Urban area: 
  • Population Density: 
    Less than 300 inhabitants per km²
  • GDP – city: 
    More than USD 25,000
  • GDP - country: 
    USD 43,930
  • Average number of years of schooling: 

Develop an entrepreneurial learning city

Enterprise education improves engagement and motivation, and raises aspirations. That is why Swansea Bay Region is building an entrepreneurial learning city.

Vision and Motivation

The overarching vision of the Swansea Bay Learning City Region is to create an entrepreneurial culture that develops the regional economy and create a sustainable quality of life for all.

Challenges and Goals

The biggest challenges for Swansea Bay Learning City are to boost investment and create jobs in the region while developing a model of economic growth that ensures everyone, including residents in disadvantaged communities, benefit from enhanced prosperity. By joining the UNESCO GNLC, Swansea will address barriers to participation, narrow the gap between rich and poor, enhance social cohesion and develop a thriving knowledge economy.

Plan and Implementation

Swansea Bay Learning City is pursuing the following five actions:

  1. Providing professional development opportunities for educators and trainers so that entrepreneurial learning can be embedded into both formal and informal learning.
  2. Enhancing the capacity for innovation through entrepreneurial leadership by private and public sector leaders.
  3. Increasing experiential learning opportunities available for young people to explore entrepreneurship, and embedding the development of entrepreneurial skills and attitudes within the formal learning provision.
  4. Providing support for new start-up businesses and regional companies with growth potential.
  5. Developing innovative, robust and transparent ways to measure success that include factors such as quality of life, sustainability and economic factors.

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