EcCoWell is about integrating strategies across ecology & economy (Ec), community & culture (Co) well-being & lifelong learning (Well). The concept has been developed by the OECD & PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) on lifelong learning. The approach provides a platform for integrating strategies such as Healthy City, Green City, Learning City and Sustainable Economic Development to create a blueprint that fosters quality of life and wellbeing for people in the Cork region.
An EcCoWell Cork leadership group has been working on ways of applying this concept to the Cork City region. Peter Kearns, who formulated the concept, was the keynote speaker at a seminar organised in Cork as part of the 10th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, in March 2013.