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Bilda

National Network: 
Sweden
Address: 
Box 79 125 22 Älvsjö
Stockholm
Sweden
Telephone: 
+46 8-7271710 (Magnus)
Telephone (other): 
+46 70-6727471 (Magnus)
Mobile Phone: 
070-6727471
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1947
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Bilda has 52 member organisations, mostly churches and Christian organisations. Is a one of ten Swedish study association, organising study circles, seminars, cultural programs and education.
Number of staff: 200.
Budget per year: 300 million SEK, mostly funded by government grants
The organisation has eight regional branches and has activities in almost the whole country.

Mission and Objectives: 

The key to understanding is people coming together learning from each other. What matters is the desire to learn rather than demands set by others.Be it music, reading, cooking, talking –it could be almost anything!
Interpretation of life in broad sense is the overall profile of Bilda. We want to create free zones where different perspectives will meet. We offer activities for culture and liberal adult education.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Organising study circles, seminars, cultural programs and education.
With our study centre in Jerusalem as a resource we also conduct study tours to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We have a national program and regional branches and are eager to cooperate with other organisations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We would like join the network to be in touch with other organisations working with education, culture and exchange of ideas, in Sweden but also on an international level.