http://uil.unesco.org/uploads/media/Instutute.plus.flags.pngOn 26 April 2013, the Commission for Education, Youth, Culture and Research (EDUC Commission) of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions held the International Conference on Pioneering Europe 2020 Smart Regions, in Espoo, Finland. The purpose of the Conference was for experts from city authorities, universities and industry to discuss how research and innovation can foster the development of ‘smart regions’ in Europe. About 80 members of the EDUC Commission (all of them members of city/regional councils in Europe) participated in the Conference. Moreover, experts from industry and universities exchanged knowledge about instruments and projects for developing smart regions. Given the relevance of the International Platform for Learning Cities (IPLC) to the promotion of smart regions in Europe, UIL was invited to participate in the Conference.
In his presentation on Lifelong Learning and Learning Cities, Mr Jin Yang showed that learning cities have become effective instruments in promoting lifelong learning for all in the international community. In addition, he explained how UIL, in collaboration with interested national, regional and international organisations as well as the private sector, took the initiative to establish the IPLC. All presentations at Conference are available at: http://euparl.net/. Read more...