New name: Global Meeting Place

Global Bildung Day has a new name: A Global Meeting Place for What it Means to Be Human. We had great success with the title What it Means to Be Human on Global Bildung Day, March 21, 2024, which was named after the book What it Means to Be Human. We also decided right away that What it means to … Read More

October 10-11: The Future of Bildung in the Nordics

Nordiskt Sivistys Netverkið / Nordic Bildung Network The Future of Bildung in the Nordics / Bildningens Framtid i Norden / Dannelsens Fremtid i Norden / Danningens Fremtid i Norden For Nordic educators, policy makers, researchers, and bildung professionals, semi-professionals, and volunteers of all kinds. October 10-11, 2024, på Nordiska Folkhögskolan i Kungälv, just north of Gothenburg, Sverige Read more about … Read More

Nordic Bildung Network

Together with bildung people from across the Nordics, we are now working towards establishing a Nordic network that focuses on bildung in the Nordics. The agenda is two-fold: To strengthen bildung in the Nordics today, including strengthening the awareness about our bildung history and bildung tradition. And to share knowledge about bildung and bildung methods with educators and decision makers … Read More

European Bildung Manifesto

and an Ode to Joy! Europe needs an agenda for bildung, and at the European Bildung Day 2024 in Rotterdam we launched the European Bildung Manifesto! We also sang for the very first time ever Lene Rachel Andersen’s English translation of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode an die Freude. We hope that this singable version will help more Europeans appreciate the song.

The Nordic Secret: New Edition!

By Lene Rachel AndersenNew Edition coming out on January 30th, 2024 This book is a must read for anybody who wants peace,well-being for all, and a meaningful future. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations 2012–2016 Stay tuned for more info…

Nordic Bildung Network June 2024

Together with other Nordic bildung organizations we will establish a Nordic Bildung Network in Helsinki on June 13. Read more about it here: And sign up here:

European Bildung Day 2024 May 7-9

European Bildung Day 2024 will be in Rotterdam May 7-8, and you can now sign up and buy your ticket here:!

Global Bildung Day 2023 September 21

Join us for another trip around the globe on Global Bildung Day on September 21st: Education and AI; Bildung to the Rescue? UPDATE October 26: All videos from the event are now online here: and here: