CleverCompetence – why and how

Workshop in Reykjavik on the Future of Education for all.

October 10, 2019

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Education liberates the intellect, unlocks the imagination and is fundamental for self-respect. It is the key to prosperity and opens a world of opportunities, making it possible for each of us to contribute to a progressive, healthy society. Learning benefits every human being and should be available to all.” (

By 2030 the Nordic countries aim to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development in all areas of their lives.

Join us in Reykjavik to think together on the why’s and how’s in a creative and fun way. 

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. It is up to us to build a better future for everyone. 

In this workshop we want to hear your opinion on how to change things. We will focus on World goal 4.7 and work on Nordic solutions to make these aspirations part of our daily lives.


  • By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

The workshop will actively involve all participants. Together we will share our vision for education in the future to policy makers and practitioners. Tell them how we can educate for sustainable development and global citizenship.

The themes preliminary defined are based on UN world goal 4,7:

  • Sustainability
  • Global Citizenship
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Learning for the future

Date and place

October 10 from 10:00-17:00 in Reykjavik City Theatre and study visit to CCP Reykjavik
CCP is one of the biggest company in Iceland and a leading independent game developer such as in EVEOnline. They will show us their virtual democratic communities and knowledge-based work environment.

Who can apply to participate:

Young adults (age 18-30). We seek those who choose to do things in a different and untraditional way.  Those that have participated or are participating in all kinds of learning, informal and formal learning, young entrepreneurs, active or not active on the labour market.

The seminar will be in English, Icelandic and other Scandinavian languages. Spoken English is an important skill for participation.

The workshop is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The participation is free of charge, and there is a possibility to apply for the travel support. Please, contact of you need support.

The conference can have a maximum of 60 participants.

In case we receive more registrations than the number of places, a waiting list will be established. You will receive an electronic confirmation immediately after the registration, but your final participation will be confirmed September 20. 

Agenda – more details in September

10:00 Bus from hotel to CCP Games

10:30-12:00 Study visit at CCP

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-17:00 Workshop in Reykjavik City Theatre

You can read more and contribute to shaping the content of the workshop here:

More information about UN Goals:

Un Sustainable Development Goals