Learning City

The European Commission uses the umbrella term 'Learning Region' to cover towns and cities as well as regions. The two ELLI/EC Definitions are repeated here for convenience

‘A Learning city, town or region goes beyond its statutory duty to provide education and training for those who require it and instead creates a vibrant, participative, culturally aware and economically buoyant human environment through the provision, justification and active promotion of learning opportunities to enhance the potential of all its citizens.’

‘A learning city, town or region recognizes and understands the key role of learning in the development of basic prosperity, social stability and personal fulfilment, and mobilizes all its human, physical and financial resources creatively and sensitively to develop the full human potential of all its citizens It provides both a structural and a mental framework which allows its citizens to understand and react positively to change’