One of the goals of forming ABF Norden was to work towards achieving shared objectives in the international arena. We are proud to announce that as of June 26th 2019 ABF Norden is a new associate member of EAEA – The European Association for the Education of Adults. Our vice president Monica Widman Lundmark from Sweden was elected to serve on the board along with Gro Svennebye from Norway. Both of them representing the national umbrella organisation for the study associations of respective country.
ABF Norden has also been accepted as an associative member of IFWEA – The International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations which broadens our international engagement to a global perspective.
The executive committee met up in Copenhagen to attend the EAEA general assembly and to discuss upcoming activities for ABF Norden.
EAEA president Per Paludan Hansen opens the general assembly in Vartov, Copenhagen.
Gro Svennebye introducing herself as a candidate to the board of EAEA.
Tove Johansen recieves the membership ceritificate of behalf of ABF Norden.
The executive board of ABF Norden. From the left: Tove Johansen of AOF Norway, John Meinert Jacobsen of AOF Denmark, Monica Widman Lundmark of ABF Sweden and Katri Söder on behalf of TSL Finland.
Monica Widman Lundmark introducing herself as a candidate to the board of EAEA.
The ABF Norden board met up in Helsinki in late January 2019 to discuss shared objectives and plan activities for the future. The fourth year of the Nordenskolan (run by ABF Norden) were also visiting the finnish capital to take part in the SAMAK General meeting and learn more about the nordic model.