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National Assemblies Continue in Iceland

The first National Assembly was held in Iceland in November last year, where around 1,400 people from all parts of the country met to discuss what kind of a community should emerge from the crisis.

From the first National Assembly on November 14, 2009. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

Now national assemblies are being held in different parts of the country to gather ideas from the inhabitants on how to stimulate the local employment market and create a community based on the uniqueness of each region, reports.

The third regional national assembly was held in Saudárkrókur in north Iceland on Saturday, which was attended by approximately 80 people.

Items such as nature, history and culture were discussed in relation to the employment market with the purpose of launching projects that might lead to new jobs being created.

Furthermore, a national assembly on education was held on Saturday, which engineer Hekla Arnardóttir discussed during the political chat program Silfur Egils on RÚV on Sunday.

She explained that it was a follow-up to the original National Assembly, where attendees had expressed considerable interest in education.

The topic of Saturday’s assembly was education policies at kindergartens and elementary schools. Attendees came to the conclusion that respect, joy and creativity were the most important values during these levels of education.

Then goals and actions were discussed. The conclusion was to look better into the education of teachers, connection between schools and the community, creativity at schools, teaching students how to function in society, teaching methods and material.

The conclusions were posted on the assembly’s website (in Icelandic).

Click here to read more about the first National Assembly.

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