26 November 2019 → A Delegation from South Korea Visited Minsk as Part of the Implementation of the Concept of Learning Cities
The Minsk leadership and representatives of the capital’s education system met with a delegation from South Korea at the Minsk City Hall on November 26, the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency reports.
The event was held as part of the implementation of the concept of learning cities of UNESCO. The main goal of the "learning city" is to provide people with the opportunity to gain new knowledge throughout their lives.
Minsk plans to enter the Global Network of Learning Cities of UNESCO in the future and is preparing to submit an appropriate application. And now they are studying the experience of other countries and their own capabilities. Specialists of the Minsk City Institute of Education Development are working out a concept of lifelong education that can be implemented in the capital.
How to make the city learn is known in South Korea. In this country, it is believed that continuing education of people, including the adult population, directly affects the quality of life.
The Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Artem Tsuran welcomed the guests:
"The main goal of the social and economic development of Minsk is to increase people’s well-being and improve their living conditions. We base this growth on increasing the competitiveness of the economy, enhancing market institutions and innovative development, ensuring social stability of the society," A. Tsuran emphasized.
He outlined the priorities for the development of metropolitan education. First of all, it is accessibility, quality and its effectiveness. In recent years, a number of steps have been taken in Minsk to promote the idea of people’s lifelong education.
"We are ready to exchange experiences and best practices, including in the field of formal and non-formal adult education. I believe that the entry of the capital into the Global Network of Learning Cities of UNESCO will strengthen the positive image of Belarus as a region in which all the necessary conditions and opportunities are created for the continuous acquisition of new knowledge. And this is crucial for further improving the quality of life of society," A. Tsuran said.
He presented gifts to the mayors of the South Korean cities.The guests also presented their souvenirs.