My name is Liadán, I’m 22 and from Cork, Ireland. My Bachelor degree is in Hispanic and German Studies; as part of this course, I spent an Erasmus year in Leipzig, Germany, where I developed an interest for global and urban issues.
Before starting GLOCAL, I spent several months in Hamburg, where I was working for the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. There, I was working with learning cities across the globe to develop their cultures of learning as a means of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as organising the third International Conference on Learning Cities, which took place in September 2017 in Cork.
I’m very excited to participate in the GLOCAL programme, particularly to learn about the processes that shape our world today and to gain experiences from living in three different global cities across Europe. I’m a bit of a language junkie, having also studied Italian, Irish, and now French, and look forward to improving these skills in the next two years as well!
I would hope that the GLOCAL programme will inspire some ideas about career possibilities for the future and perhaps provide an entry into creative industry. I am an avid musician and would love to utilise my passion for the creative arts, perhaps by working on the development of Creative Cities in the future.