Schedule for StarT 2018-2019

StarT is organized annually every academic year. The schedule below describes the annual distribution of StarT. You can of course carry out projects according to your own schedule but many features of StarT take place at a specific time, so it is good to keep the schedule in mind if you want to participate in StarT.


The registration for the upcoming StarT season opens in May. Registration is optional but recommended: those who have registered as StarT learning communities can be offered extra support and latest news of the current season.

Registration for StarT 2018–2019 is open until 30.11.2018 

Register here to receive information and support!


StarT projects (and of course best educational practices) are carried out in learning communities.

We hope that every StarT learning community shares the joy of learning in their own community by organizing a StarT Day: this way children and youngsters get to present their work for example to their parents.

18.11.2018: the last day to sign up for the second StarT MOOC on project-based learning. Participate here!

17.2.2018: Deadline for reporting projects and best practices! 

Reporting opens on the 19th of November 2018. You can report your work and participate in the StarT competition through filling in an online form with links to your videos and learning diaries. Make sure you have reported your projects and best practices by 17.2.2019


During spring time the joy of learning is shared through StarT Festivals and the international public voting on our Youtube channel to find out the public’s favourites.

Late May–early June

The StarT season culminates at the International StarT Gala, where the best projects and best educational practices of the year are awarded!  

5.-7.6.2018: Winners of the awards are released at the International LUMA StarT Gala 2019 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The gala is a part of the International LUMAT Symposium.