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Genèveskolan – en nordisk folkhögskola

Genèveskolan – en nordisk folkhögskola

vänder sig till aktiva i fackföreningar och folkrörelser i alla nordiska länder, för kulturellt utbyte och bättre språkförståelse inom Norden.



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vänder sig till aktiva i fackföreningar och folkrörelser i alla nordiska länder, för kulturellt utbyte och bättre språkförståelse inom Norden.

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Tidsramar för kursen 2017

Datum för Genèveskolan 2017

  • 30 mars - 2 april

Del 1: Förkurs på Runö Kursgård, Sverige

  • April - maj:

Del 2: Elektronisk nätkurs på distans: Cirka 30 timmar

  • 1-19 juni

Del 3: Huvudkurs i Genève, Schweiz

Observera att deltagande i samtliga kursdelar är obligatoriskt för alla kursdeltagare.



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The Nordic Folk School in Geneva - Nordiska Folkhögskolan i Genève

The Nordic Folk School in Geneva has been operated since 1931. It is an annual course for members of Nordic trade unions, with students from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The main purpose of the school is to work towards a better understanding of international co-operation, focusing on the work of the International Labour Organisation - ILO with particular interest in following up on the International Labour Conference – ILC in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the conference, the students follow the work of a conference representative in Workers’ Groups and choose different working committees in accordance to ILC agenda. At the conference, there are also lectures being held on the work of ILO as well as other international organizations within the UN as well as NGOs. The preparation of the school’s agenda during the stay in Geneva is worked in cooperation with ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities – ACTRAV.

Additional aims of the school are:

  • to increase the participants’ awareness of social, cultural, political and trade union conditions in different Nordic countries,
  • to give insights into the role of NGOs in the international system,
  • to spread awareness of the International Labour Conference among the North European popular movements.

The school is divided into three sessions. During the first session, which lasts for four days, the students meet at Runö in Sweden, two months prior to the ILC, where the structure and work procedures of the conference and curriculum of the school is introduced to the students. Emphasis on group dynamic is important since all assignments in Geneva are based on group work. The students choose a committee according to ILC agenda, that they are going to follow during ILC and have time to start preparing project work during their stay in Runö.

The second session consists of 30 hours of Internet work, where the groups are to gather information on the subject they have chosen. The aim of this is to train the students in working on the ILO and other international organizations’ websites and prepare for working in committees in Geneva.

The third and main session is a three-week stay in Switzerland that is divided into two sections. During the first two weeks, the students stay in Geneva where the ILC takes place. Representatives from ACTRAV, along with other representatives from ILO and other organizations, hold lectures according to the committee subjects as well as on the diverse work that ILO does outside the conference.

During the last week of the third session, the students stay in Rolle, a village that is located about 40 kilometres outside of Geneva. During this stay the students work on their final presentations, confer with each other and lastly present the results. This is very important, as upon their return home, the students serve as a kind of ambassadors for ILO and ILC.

The Nordic Folk School in Geneva is founded on the ideology of the Nordic “folkbildning” study associations in the form of courses, study circles and cultural activities. “Folkbildning” is a part of the liberal non-formal educational system.