UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities: Key 2021 Dates
The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) is an international policy-oriented network providing inspiration, know-how and best practice in lifelong learning at urban level. In 2021, the following dates are key to the work of the network.
UNESCO Learning City Award 2021
|25 June 2021: Submission of application by the applicant city to the UNESCO National Commissions in the respective country.|
16 July 2021: National Commissions submit applications of maximum of two cities per country.
1 September 2021: Announcement of Awardees
27 October 2021: Award ceremony at the Fifth International Conference on Learning Cities in Yeonsu-gu, Republic of Korea.
The UNESCO Learning City Award honours UNESCO learning cities which have made outstanding progress in promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Learn more
UNESCO learning cities’ progress reports
|20 August to 31 October 2021: UNESCO learning cities submit their progress reports|
8 November 2021 to 10 January 2022: Review of progress reports
31 January 2022: Announcement of evaluation results
GNLC members are required to submit a progress report on their learning city project every two years. This is a requirement to renew membership. The online report form will be available here.
Membership application period
Cities from around the world with a commitment to lifelong learning are invited to apply for membership in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. Learn more
Fifth International Conference on Learning Cities
GNLC member Yeonsu-gu, Republic of Korea, will host the fifth International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC 5), which will take place from 27 to 30 October 2021. The event will gather education experts and representatives of the 229 members of the UNESCO GNLC around the conference theme ‘Global health education and emergency response’. Learn more