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Nordic Folk High School Summit

Date and time

Thursday 11. April 2024 at 12:00 to Friday 12. April 2024 at 12:30

Registration Deadline

Monday 1. April 2024 at 13:00


Sundsgårdens Folkhögskola, Örbyvägen 10, 257 30 Rydebäck, Sweden Sundsgårdens Folkhögskola
Örbyvägen 10
257 30 Rydebäck

Nordic Folk High School Summit

Young people's equal and active participation in democracy

- rethinking the democratic spaces in education 


What is the conference about? 
The current war in Europe and multiple threats to democracy—polarization, disengagement, gender imbalance, and climate crises—highlight the urgent need for democratic education and training of the civil society, particularly for the youth. They are both central in crafting solutions and most impacted by weakening democratic values.
In addition, emerging societal landscapes pose new challenges like exclusion from political processes, declining mental health, and rising performance pressures. A reevaluation of our educational strategies becomes imperative.
The conference will be in English.

Nordic Educational Solutions
Our conference reexamines Nordic democratic education, focusing on folk high schools. Through discussions, workshops, and speakers, we seek to equip educators to empower students in comprehending, questioning, and actively engaging in democratic aspects spanning politics, media, civil society, economics, and the legal system.
Come, share your experiences at this crucial conference! As educators, we play a vital role in shaping democratic solutions to the current threats. Join us, researchers, decision-makers, and stakeholders, in laying the groundwork for future initiatives. Together, we can pave the way for a democratic future.
The Nordic Folk High School Council (NFR) - NFR is a political body that, through national folk high school associations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, represents more than 350 folk high schools. The purpose of NFR is to ensure the vitality of folk high schools in their efforts towards democratic and sustainable societal development in the Nordic region.
Can be directed at Daniel Aleksander Kern, FFD,, Mobile: +4520270881
About the location
The conference is located at the Sundsgårdens folkhögskola, close to both Malmö and Helsingborg. At the conference you'll enjoy complete catering provided by Sundsgården's kitchen, including a three-course dinner on Thursday evening. Hilsen fra Sundsgårdens rektor:

”På Sundsgården gläder vi oss åt att denna konferens för Nordens alla folkhögskolor äger rum hos oss. Vi hoppas att vi ska få ett par fina dagar som ger inspiration för fortsatt folkbildningsarbete, med god mat, gott umgänge och en fantastisk utsikt över Öresund.” Anna Cronberg, rektor

Event Location

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Organizer Contact Information

Folkehøjskolernes Forening i DK
Phone: +45 3336 4040

Organizer Contact Information

Folkehøjskolernes Forening i DK
Phone: +45 3336 4040