Upcoming events

Helsinki get-together 30.5 14.00 @ D122 Exactum Building, Kumpula Campus, Helsinki


To mark the beginning of the et.lakes actions, the project will kick-off in Kitee, at the Folk Evangelical School, one of our partners. While the official program starts on the 3rd of March, attendants are welcome to book a couple of nights at the school and make use of its accommodation facilities during the weekend. edtech research group, in fact, will arrive on the 2nd and leave on the 4th. If you want to be part of the planning, research, and ideation activities contact et.lakes for more information.

Researchers, entrepreneurs and public officials have already confirmed their presence. You can confirm your presence by filling up the registration form

Tentative Program

  • 11.30 Welcoming words and lunch

Professor Erkki Sutinen, Director of edTech research group

  • 12.30 et.lakes roadmap and timeline

et.lakes team

  • 13.00 Creating an e-learning app

Antti Vikman, Kasauma Education

Melissa Plath and Kajsa Ekross, FinCEAL program

  • 14.00 The rise and decline of the Finnish Giant

Mikko Rajala, Confidante and Chief Consultant at QPR

  • 14.30 Open Education Challenge

Montse Delgado, Manager Open Education Challenge (via Skype)

  • 15.00 Group work

  • 16.30 Cocktail-Buffet

About the Evangelical Folk High School of Kitee

As residential school, folk high school fosters a sense of community and wants to offer a viable alternative to help individuals fulfill their potential. The important principles in the learning process include promoting sustainable development, international and cultural awareness, equal rights with equal respect and open interaction.

Folk High School offers a wide range of accommodation services and a modern sauna with pool. The school offer 1-2 persons rooms for a fair price. And their home-made food represents the best of Karelian cuisine.

Contact them (toimisto@kiteenkansanopisto.fi) if you wish to stay overnight for a quotation.

Travel information

From Joensuu


For those willing to arrive on Sunday to Kitee, car transportation from Joensuu or Kitee train station can be arranged.

et.lakes will provide bus transportation from Joensuu on Monday.


A bus will depart after the buffet to Joensuu. Car transportation can be arranged if staying overnight until Tuesday.

From Helsinki

There are direct train connections between Kitee and Helsinki. Please inform the et.lakes team of your arrival time to arrange a lift from the station to the school. Some participants may come by car and sharing the ride is a possibility as well.

Place Evangelical Folk High School of Kitee
Date 2014-03-03

For further info contact the team: