Folkbildning’s Direction & Intent

Senast uppdaterad: 2014-01-31

The document Folkbildning's Direction & Intent focuses on the role and tasks of Swedish study associations and folk high schools in current and future society.

About the document

A collaboration between the Swedish Adult Education Association (Folkbildningsförbundet), the Interest Organisation for Popular Movement Folk High Schools (RIO – Rörelsefolkhögskolornas intresseorganisation), the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL – Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting) and the Swedish National Council of Adult Education (Folkbildningsrådet).

Folkbildning as a whole has a very comprehensive agenda. This makes it necessary to focus on overarching priorities. Each folk high school and study association has its own specific orientations and operational goals.

Folkbildning is willing and able to deepen and develop activities from which citizens can gather strength to meet new social challenges. Based on five folkbildning perspectives, we prioritise the following:

  • Enlightenment & context
  • Accessibility & inclusion
  • Citizens & civil society
  • Working life & life-long learning
  • Culture & creativity