Svenska Folkhögskolans Lärarförbund (SFHL)

The Swedish Union for Folk High School Teachers

Ordinary Member

Ms. Ingela Zetterberg

Box 12229

102 26 Stockholm, Sweden

Tel.: (0046) 08 73 767 00

sfhl (at)


Mission statement

The Swedish Union for Folk High School Teachers, SFHL, is a teachers union. SFHL also organizes those students who aim to become teachers within the folk high school. SFHL was started in 1902 and has since 1920 published the magazine FOLKHÖGSKOLAN. The main task for SFHL is to represent its members and secure their union rights at the workplace. SFHL also aims to develop the folk high school enterprise and protect the distinctive character of each folk high school. The members of SFHL are all, with few exceptions, active teachers or headmasters/principals at a folk high school. This means that the members have a strong and common professional identity.

Main activities

Organizing folk high school teachers in Sweden. Has some 2 300 members.

International projects

Supporting Swedish folk high schools in cooperation with Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania, and supporting a lot of other projects in Africa and Asia.


The magazine Folkhögskolan comes eight times a year. The history of SFHL and the Swedish Folk High Schools in Från rektorsförening till fackförbund, 2002.