Education questions in Helsinki, especially size and number of schools, are in headlines of newspapers almost every day. In times like this it is crucial to focus on big picture: what is the direction for development in the education, and what are the steps the City of Helsinki will take in the coming three and ten years. What are the most important phenomena in the education field and what happens in surroundings, how does City react and proact? MDI held a workshop for leading politicians and civil servants in the end of April 2014. Workshop launched a strategy process that will take place in Education department in becoming years.