How to celebrate learning in your city

Making learning activities enjoyable can foster a positive attitude towards learning and encourage people to take part. Holding regular events and festivals get more partners on board, creating new opportunities that will help maintain the public’s interest and enthusiasm for learning. Such festivities tend to bring the whole city to life and encourage people to discover the lifelong learning opportunities that are all around them.

The video tutorial on ‘How to celebrate learning’ will provide answers to the following questions:

  • What celebratory events can be organized?
  • How to organize a celebratory event?
  • How to get the message spread in your city?

In addition to the tutorial, complementary videos, compiled and developed by members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, provide insights into real practice in cities.

Remember: Building a learning city is a collective and continuing journey. It requires a concrete action plan with strong political leadership and steadfast commitment; a structured dialogue and consensus involving all stakeholders; diverse celebratory events charged with enthusiasm and inspiration; easy accessibility and enjoyable experiences for all citizens; a proper monitoring and evaluation of progress; and sustainable and secure funding. You can find detailed instructions on these action tips in our Guidelines for Building Learning Cities and the complementary video tutorials.