The overall aim of Interfolk is to promote humanistic and democratic learning capacities in a civil society context.

Interfolk is a non-profit organisation based on individuals sharing an interest in the Nordic Grundtvigian tradition of liberal adult education as well as the wider European pedagogical traditions of Bildung and Enlightenment.

The activities include research, surveys and development projects, seminars and debate, and other cultural activities in a Danish, Nordic, and European context.


The partners of cooperation are primarily from the area of liberal adult education, voluntary associations and culture activities in the civil society, and secondary from the area of public educatioon and culture.


A handout presenting Interfolk kan be downloaded here.

Miro: The Wall of the Moon, 1958

Václav Havel

"It is growing ever more evident that what human beings need in order to behave fully sensible on this planet is precisely education, education in the widest sense of the word, education as a lifelong maturation as a reflexion of the World (..) as a lifelong journey to wisdom."

Havel, Video Geeting to the opening of Nordic - European Academy, October 2005


See and hear Havels video greeting here.

Jürgen Habermas

"The liberation from hunger and hardship does not necessarily imply liberation from bondage and degradation, because there exists no automatically development between labour and interaction."

Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns, 1981