Helsinki Education Week programme published

Helsinki Education Week will be held from 4 to 8 November 2019. The number of events has more than doubled from last year: Helsinki’s day care centres, schools and educational institutions will be organising over 200 events related to learning around the city.

The event week programme emphasises the voice of the learner, well-being and comprehensive learning. The week promises to filled with a wide variety of events organised by learners, such as workshops and discussion sessions, focusing on topics such as coming up with ways to increase participation, showcasing people’s own enterprises, relaxing the body and mind and coming up with ideas for and preparing new school lunches. Many of the events also will involve learning with the help of new technologies, such as robotics and game platforms.

Helsinki Education Week events are all free of charge. The events are aimed at groups of children and pupils, teachers, principals, parents and guardians as well as companies – i.e. anyone interested in learning and the development thereof. The target audience also includes international education experts.

Another related event being held in the same week is the HundrED Innovation Summit, which will include the announcement of one hundred interesting education innovations for 2020. The event will bring together approximately 250 education experts, innovators and funders from around the world, as well as over 100 other education sector professionals interested in Finnish education from the Netherlands and Mexico, among other countries. Last year, the event was attended by visitors from 37 different countries.

The main organiser of the event week is the City of Helsinki and the City’s Education Division. HundrED is the event’s official cooperation partner.

Helsinki Education Week is an official side event for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.