Allinge, bornholm
STAK at Folkemødet 2017
The People's Political Festival on Bornholm is a yearly reminder that the open Danish democracy is something that shall be appreciated and be taking care of. Political parties, organizations, companies and private organizers arrange debates, speeches, workshops, seminars and other events that help strengthen dialogue and democracy in Denmark.
STAK had the opportunity to arrange an event in cooperation with the Danish University Colleges, under the palm trees in their event tent Strandbaren.

For our event, we had invited a number of politicians, media people, unionists and rectors. Our event consisted of our game STAKåndet - in a jazz age, where the purpose was for the participants to experience the confusion and insecurity students in today's Denmark feel daily. Participants would be pressured, confused and partially annoyed to emphasize the point that, as students, there must be room for creativity and immersion in the subjects.

We wanted to create an event that allowed participants to reflect on what it's like to be students and hopefully contribute to a continued debate about the education system.

In addition to contributing with our own event, we were also responsible for recording a video to be used for the marketing of Strandbaren. In this connection we interviewed amongst other Mia Lyhne and Søren Pind about their participation in The People's Political Festival and their experience of the Strandbaren.

The People's Political Festival is in our optics one of Denmark's best events, and we warmly recommend you to take a trip to "The Rock Island" to the 2018 People's Meeting – hope to see you there!
One of our participants, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, said in an interview after the game:

What did you get out of the game?

"I heard the students' points quite clearly, and I think they are right. It's not because I'm sorry for students, which they even told us that we shouldn't have, but we have to hear the signal that there must be room for creativity and immersion. The culture may have been somewhat uneven and uniform, and I also take the responsibility for pushing on. But that is also something we have done to take care of the education sector, says Sofie Carsten Nielsen, adding that it is time to get up with that culture.

"We must now make room for creative, critical thinking and the opportunity to do things in a slightly different way. Progress reform has probably reached the goals it should, and we have to provide room for leave, entrepreneurs and research years. Because it is important that the students get the break that is needed in some cases so they complete their study, she says.

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