Nordisk Folkeoplysnings- og Voksenundervisningssamarbejde (FOVU)

Coopération nordique en matière d'éducation des adultes
Nordic Adult Education Cooperation
Aikuiskasvatuksen ja Kansansivistystyön Pohjoismainen Yhteistyö

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1976, as a cooperation body of D-XD4238 - Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), based on T-XT7163 - Nordic Cultural Cooperation and subsequently updated. Also referred to in English as: Steering Committee for Nordic Cooperation on Adult and General Education; Steering Group for Adult Education; Steering group for Folkeoplysning and Adult Education. Other titles occurring in published literature: Nordiske Folkeoplysningssamarbejdsorganisationer -- Nordisk Samarbejde vedrørende Voksenundervisning og Folkeoplysning -- Aikuiskasvatuksen ja Sivistystyön Pohjoismainen Yhteistyö.


Stimulate and develop understanding of diversity and shared features of popular and adult education in the Nordic region and reinforce the Nordic dimension in an international context; advise the NMR in related matters; promote Nordic education policy development in the field.


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Steering Group of 8 persons - one representative of the Ministry of Education of each Nordic country and one representative of each of 3 autonomous areas - plus a deputy for each Nordic country and (ex officio) Adviser and Secretary from NMR. Reference Group (meeting once or twice a year) comprises representatives of study associations, popular and adult education high schools, trade unions and research. Advisory working groups.


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