8-11 November 2021
The Global Learning Festival is returning in 2021!
Register your interest in hosting an event now!
In the meantime, head to the events page of this website to enjoy a selection of pre-recorded videos that were a part of the 2020 celebration.
About the Global Learning Festival
The Global Learning Festival seeks to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world.
By participating in learning events on a wide variety of topics, across time zones and languages, you can experience first hand the benefits that lifelong learning can bring to you.
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Lifelong Learning Events for All Ages
What is Lifelong Learning and why is it Important?
In simple terms, lifelong learning can be explained as the ongoing pursuit of knowledge both inside and outside of formal education institutions. Lifelong learning puts an emphasis on the concept that learning is done everywhere, everyday, by people of all ages, abilities and interests.
The learning activities a person undertakes might be for professional or personal development, but can always enhance that person's social inclusion, employability, active citizenship, competitiveness, self-sustainability, adaptability, resilience, ability to take advantage of opportunities and more.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
As part of a global network of learning cities, Global Learning Festival events seek to address as many of the 17 SDG’s as possible to improve the lives of global citizens no matter their age, ability, interest or socio-economic status.