Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund ABF

Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (the Workers' Educational Association) ABF is Sweden's largest adult liberal education association and has 100 years of experience in liberal adult education with different target groups and a wide range of topics.

Democracy, diversity, justice and equality are the foundations of the ABF's operations. Our goal is for people to study together and form an opinion on key social issues.

The ABF provides liberal adult education in all municipalities in Sweden. Many of our activities are study-related collaborations with our affiliated organizations. We have 52 local and regional branches and a national Secretariat. The Secretariat works in the fields of culture, integration, health, trade unions, politics, international studies and disabled issues.

ABF's own transnational project Exchange for empowerment aims to develop the methodology and the practical working methods for inclusion and empowerment and to produce guidelines for how these methods can be used across Europe. The aim is also to form a network of European organizations working with the same methods and to influence European integration policy. The target group are immigrants who live in deprived areas with high rates of unemployment and poverty. 

Exchange for empowerment project duration: 16/1/2017-31/12/2019