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Future Living Skills community education programme 

The Future Living Skills community education programme went free online on September 28.

Future Living Skills is the new name and look for the Sustainable Living Programme, earlier versions of which have run in participating councils for many years. Future Living Skills supports lifestyles that generate less carbon to the air, less waste to landfills and less pollution to rivers. 

Lifelong learning and ageing: evidence from Singapore

Lifelong learning and ageing: evidence from Singapore, in this article posted earlier this year the authors note that globalisation and new technology are creating endless changes in the way we live work and learn – and this means that everyone, older people included, must be prepared to constantly learn and relearn.

Learning Cities Awards 2019

UNESCO gave awards to 10 learning cities this year. 

According to the Learning City Award Jury, these cities have shown exemplary progress and commitment to promote education and lifelong learning at the local level. 

UNESCO Media Information and Literacy Week – and courses

24 to 31 October 2019 is UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week. The theme - Media and Information Literate Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered.

UNESCO says that education for all must include media information and literacy for everyone. Informal education is important – but classes are important too.

Smart villages and community action on climate change and sustainability

In a recent article, Smart Villages and transition: climate change action as a driver for community-led innovation,  Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director of ECOLISE, (the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability) notes that the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2018), calls for rapid and far-reaching transitions or transformation on a massive scale, affecting all aspects of our economy and society. O’Hara writes that: