The Swedish government has decided to allocate 415,000 kronor for adult education initiatives aimed at enhancing knowledge about Jewish culture and life in Sweden.
“We are in a concerning time when many witness and experience antisemitism daily. To combat antisemitism, we need to increase awareness of Jewish culture and life among adults in Sweden. Adult education centers play a crucial role in this effort. Therefore, the government urges them to intensify their initiatives,” says Minister of Education Mats Persson.
The Sewdish government’s efforts against antisemitism focus on multiple areas, including strengthening educational initiatives and knowledge about the Jewish minority. Adult education centers, with their broad target audience and flexible approaches, are vital contributors to this work.
As part of the anti-antisemitism efforts, the government has allocated funds within the framework of the grant for popular education to adult education initiatives that enhance knowledge about Jewish culture and life in Sweden. An amount of 415,000 kronor is designated for this purpose, and the funds will be distributed by the Folkbildningsrådet (Swedish National Council of Adult Education).