The Association of Folk High Schools in Denmark (FFD)

 

 

The Danish folk high schools are organised in an association known as 'FFD', seated in Copenhagen.

FFD is short for "Folkehøjskolernes Forening i Danmark": The Association of folk high schools in Denmark.

FFD is the national organising body of approximately 70 folk high schools. Each school is an independent, non-governmental institution with 50 to 200 adult students. FFD develops and maintains political and professional relations with the Government and partners, both at national and international levels.

The purpose of FFD is to work for the idea of the Folk High School and to create good and free conditions for the development of this type of school.

The highest authority of FFD is the General Meeting each spring. The association is run by a chairman and eight members of the committee. The posts are open for election every second year.

Other areas of action:
Ethnic minorities at the folk high schools (EMPH)
Education partners
The Nordic, European and International dimension
Democratic education
The future of the folk high schools


What is a Folk High School?

The Danish folk high schools offer non-formal adult education. You sleep, eat, study and spend your spare time at the school. There are no academic requirements for admittance and there are no exams - but you will get a diploma as a proof of your attendance. Read more at www.danishfolkhighschools.com

Target groups at Folk High Schools: 

At long courses: Mainly young people between 18-24 years old. 
At short courses: People between 0-100.


Main activities of the Association of Folk High Schools:

  • Policy making and political lobbying
  • Advice and guidance on legal and organisational matters
  • External information and marketing of the folk high schools
  • Development projects and school innovation
  • Ethnic minorities at the folk high schools (EMPH)
  • Education partners
  • The Nordic, European and International dimension
  • Democratic education
  • The future of the folk high schools

Size of the organisation:

- Number of active members: 700
- Number of local departments: 68
- Number of schools: 70
- Number of courses per year: 200 long courses/1400 short courses
- Number of learners/students per year: 8405 at long cources/40.000 at short courses

Email: kontor@ffd.dk  

Website in English:
 Pilhttp://www.danishfolkhighschools.com/

 

For more information about The Association of Folk High Schools in Denmark (FFD) go to www.ffd.dk