Connecting Creative, Smart and Inclusive Dimensions of Urban Developments Responses from Learning Cities and Regions

Online Format Conference on 23rd September 2021

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House of Civic Communities in Pécs (CKH – 7624 Pécs, Szent István tér 17.)
in Association with the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities,
PASCAL International Observatory,
ASEM LLL HUB Research Network on Learning Cities,
the University of Pécs,
MELLearN and
EPALE Hungary

Planned programme (CET – time zone):

09.40 – 12.30  Keynote presentations from distinguished experts from Learning Cities and Regions

Welcome words by:

  • Mr. Csaba Ruzsa - Deputy Mayor of Pécs
  • Dr. István Tarrósy – Director for International Affairs, University of Pécs
  • Dr. Balázs Németh - Global Learning City Pécs – Senior Advisor

Guest speakers: 10.00          

  • Harri Rinta-aho/Deputy Mayor of Espoo (FI):
    Espoo as a sustainable and inclusive learning city
  • Catherine Lido/Associate Director of Urban Big Data Centre/Deputy-director of PASCAL Europe at the University of Glasgow (UK):
    Innovation in evaluation: Digital & data empowerment in researching Learning Cities creatively 
  • Simona Sava/Prof. of Adult Education at West University Timisoara (RO):
    Synergies, partnerships, contributions of educational institutions to the process for being Timisoara the European Capital of Culture in 2023


  • Denis Barrett/ Global Learning City Cork (IE):
    Cork Learning Access Network – exploring a multi-agency, cross-sectoral, partnership approach to tackle educational disadvantage and deliver on SDG 4 in a Learning City
  • Ivana Rastović/Museum educator and curator of the Gallery of Matica srpska in Novi Sad (SRB):
    Towards the new Gallery square
  • Jumbo Klercq/ Learn for Life (NL):
    The way forward - Dutch experiences
  • Katalin Getto/Architectural critic, aesthetic, translator, Janus Pannonius Museum Pécs (HU)
    Victor Vasarely’s heritage in the context of contemporary art - JPM’s university collaboration project

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 16.00 Workshops on:

  1. Learning cities for sustainable development, well-being and social inclusion to promote learning through accessible and equitable formations
    Venue: House of Civic Communities - Room 1
  2. Smart and creative cities focusing on art, architecture/design and digital technologies
    Venue: House of Civic Communities - Room 2


May we kindly ask you to register to this event at latest by Wednesday, 15th September 2021 at this Registration form