The Swedish National Council of Adult Education is a non-profit association with certain authoritative tasks delegated by the government and the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament).

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The Council distributes government grants to study associations and folk high schools, submits budgetary documentation and annual reports to the government and follows up and evaluates folkbildning activities.

The Swedish National Council of Adult Education has three members:

  • The Swedish National Federation of Study Associations
  • the Interest Organisation for Popular Movement Folk High Schools
  • the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.

The National Council of Adult Education's office is located in Stockholm, at which nearly twentyfive people are employed.