Welcome to FOF’s website

FOF’s object is through insistence on and immersion into the Christian-humanitarian cultural tradition to advance knowledge about people and society and to contribute to qualifying and developing the individual person, thereby providing the possibility for a richer life as an individual and as member of society.
  • FOF’s mission is to expand the individual person’s level of insight, broadness of outlook and quality of life.
  • FOF’s vision is to provide adult liberal education that includes both learning and experiences.
  • FOF’s logo is: The spiral – the ever continuing development that knows its own point of departure.

FOF is working with non-formal adult education. And FOF’s goal is to ensure the best possible conditions for non-formal adult learning. We consider it an objective of non-formal adult education to contribute to education of all individuals and to improve active commitment of every citizen in the development of a society of freedom, responsibility and democracy.

About FOF 

FOF is Denmark’s largest provider of adult liberal education. Each year more than 200,000 people acquire insight, knowledge and experiences through one of FOF’s courses, lectures or excursions. FOF’s activities are for everyone – regardless of sex, race or religion.  

FOF strengthens qualifications

FOF’s courses enable participants to improve their specific skills (languages, IT, etc.), social competences (collaboration, empathy) creativity (imagination, expression), motorics and suppleness (motor-function courses).

Healthier, cleverer and happier

FOF makes the Danes want to learn. A majority of evening-class participants say that their course has: strengthened them in terms of their working lives, made them want to learn more and led to personal development.

FOF makes the participants healthier 

FOF is an important actor with respect to public health. FOF contributes to persuading people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Thousands of people in Denmark are improving their bodies and health at one of FOF’s motor-function courses. An active life is a better life. And a good life is a healthier life. 

The participants themselves pay most of the costs. The Danish municipalities subsidise evening classes. There are large differences between the municipal levels of subsidising. The participants themselves pay by far the greater part of course fees. FOF has 45 local schools around the country. Each local school is an independent unit with its own budget and board of directors. FOF's 39 local schools have activities in 82 municipalities. FOF teaches foreigners Danish language and culture. FOF, the adult education association, was founded in 1947.