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Trending topics at Dare to Learn festival 2019

minn Markus Palmén
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The annual learning festival Dare to Learn took place in September 2019 for the third time in the Finnish capital Helsinki. The largest international learning event in Northern Europe proclaims to be a meeting place for educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, tech experts and students to reflect on the future of learning together.

EPALE approached Dare to Learn attendees with one question: what insight or idea will they be taking home from the event?

What topics were trending at the event in 2019? Based on the interviews, attendees seemed to share a sense of the importance of soft skills and meta-skills related to learning itself.


Dare to Learn is organized by a Finnish student-run non-profit association, in partnership with various public and private organizations and for-profit companies.

Markus Palmen is a journalist, writer and audiovisual producer, and a freelancer. Since August 2017 he has been EPALE's Thematic Coordinator for Policy. For eight years Markus was the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief for the European Lifelong Learning Magazine.

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