Deurbanisation of Education

Presentation by Nadezda Jevdikomova

“Deurbanisation of Education”


Saturday 19 May 2024 · 1 hour

“Creating Learning Communities in Rural Areas”



The workshop focuses on the role of education in rural areas. We believe that fostering sustainable communities forms the foundation for Peace, both in  the realms of relationships between nature and humanity, as well as among people themselves.

Learning how to form and sustain communities includes peace building skills like awareness, dialogue, consensus, climate literacy and collective action.

Nadežda is currently establishing the very first Folk High School in the least densely populated are of Lithuania – the Zarasai region. Due to increasing organization, many of the rural communities of the region are declining, schools are closing and infrastructure is not developing with too few new investments coming in.

The youth and young adults are not receiving a lot of cultural and educational opportunities, which often results in radical polarization of society when it comes to political choices.

What does it mean to run non-formal adult education? Bring new forms of it? Work in rural communities? Join and learn more about the topic and debate on the future perspectives in the region of Eastern Europe and the Europe at large.



Nadežda Jevdokimova

Nadežda Jevdokimova

Head of the Innovative School at Innovators' Valley

Nadežda Jevdikomova is a DNS graduate and spent several years teaching there before heading home to Lithuania to participate in the foundation of the country’s first Scandinavian style Folk High School at the Innovators Valley in rural Lithuania.