The online format allows you to cover any distance. So, yesterday, January 20, representatives of learning cities from different parts of the world met online: South Korea, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and Germany. The event was organized by DVV International in partnership with the Korean Adult Education Association.
Most of the participants met earlier within the framework of a study visit to Korea as well as a return visit of Korean colleagues to Belarus, Ukraine and Germany. And now, a year later, a new meeting took place but this time in an online format:
- more than 60 participants;
- 3 working languages: Korean, German and Russian;
- almost 3 hours of effective communication.
Within the framework of the event participants from different cities that have already become or are planning to become learning ones talked and exchanged experiences and also analyzed what a positive effect the trip to Korea had for the development of the movement of learning cities in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.
Representatives of local authorities and initiative groups of learning cities of Gomel, Vitebsk and Minsk shared their experience on behalf of Belarus. Welcoming remarks were made by Natalya Schasnovich, Executive Secretary of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, and Galina Veramejchyk, Head of the DVV International Representative Office in Belarus. In addition, the meeting was attended by representatives of the initiative groups of Smorgon, Zelva and Korma and representatives of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
The main result of the meeting was the strengthening of business and friendly ties as well as an agreement to continue cooperation and exchange of experience in the future.