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The Project Launch

finnlordmayor_v3.jpgCouncillor Eibhlin Byrne, Lord Mayor of Dublin welcomed the partners from Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Latvia and Slovenia warmly on November 18th at Mansion House in Dublin to officially launch the project TPBLeap - Creative Futures.

In her opening speech the Lord Mayor emphasised the importance of international cooperation on all levels and officially launched the project start.

"We have to keep moving on if we want to keep progressing in society", said the Lord Mayor at the official opening of the project TpbLeap – Creative Futures, a project of the Life Long Learning Initiative, Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the EU. The Project Promoter, Deputy Principal Martin Finn of Inchicore College of Further Education presented the project TpbLeap – Creative Futures to interested parties and members of the press.

Giving Shape to Future Learning ...

The Lord Mayor said, that Dublin as a Viking city has always been a meeting point for peoples of many different cultures and social customs and it is this
combination of cultures that makes the city as it is today. She commented that "Dublin is at the heart of the creative knowledge industry, the creative knowledge city ... and we have to keep moving on if we want to keep progressing in society."

European projects such as TpbLeap – Creative Futures, she said "can only be hopeful for the future of Europe, because we are competing globally and Europe has to progress and has to find new ways of creating the creative economies, the creative knowledge cities that we want from its future. Projects like these are very important to it.

But I think even more important than all the details of your project is the fact, that so many professionals from so many different contries of your project are coming together to pool and share ideas." Quoting the 1st President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde - ‘Land has no borders, Water has no boundaries, It is the hearts and minds of people that are divided’ - the Lord Mayor concluded: "When people come together to share ideas and pool their knowledge, we can only benefit from it..."