We are Sweden’s leading adult education association. We offer non-formal adult educations in study associations and study circles. “Folkbildning” is a Swedish democratic concept, which it is based on voluntary participation and a will to learn together. ABF facilitates study circles, lectures, events and other activities that encourages sharing of knowledge without profit.
What to do at ABF:
Start a study circle
Our main tool is the study circle. You can start a study circle in your organisation, in your network or in your neighborhood. The study circle is both simple and democratic. Study circles have been crucial in the fight for democracy in Sweden, and have contributed making our popular adult education movement among the strongest in the world.
The study circle is one way to develop you and/or your association. We are here to help you and your association/organisation develop and gain skills where needed.
There are, in short, two ways of facilitating a study circle at ABF:
- The classic study circle. Free to participate in, and your engagement as a leader is volunteer based. This type of study circle is held with friends, an association or the general public. You learn together. You as a leader doesn't have to have special knowledge about the subject, your role is to facilitate the group. Over 90 % of all study circles at ABF fall under this category.
- A paid study circle. This is for the general public. The participants pay a fee, and you as a leader are paid. You as a facilitator have special knowledge on the subject.
ABF Malmö's volunteer- and leader pool
If you want to facilitate a study circle in your area, fill in this application form: http://bit.ly/ABF-volontarpool. We'll contact you if an opportunity arises! Do you already have a group of participants? Go ahead and start your study circle here.
Leader/facilitator training on different levels
The study circle leader/facilitator is a key person in any study circle. That’s why ABF offers several different levels of leader/facilitator training courses throughout the year.
Contact us at ABF Malmö to start your own study circle or if your are interested in taking our free of charge facilitator course.
Office phone: +4640 35 24 00
Office mail: firstname.lastname@example.org