Co-creation in arts, culture and heritage


Interfolk is a Danish non-profit and non-governmental association and private research institute, founded in 2008. The association is based on individuals sharing an interest to promote democratic learning capacities in a civil society context.

The conceptual basis of Interfolk is based on the Nordic Grundtvigian tradition of liberal adult education and the wider European humanistic traditions of Enlightenment and Bildung  – where the main emphasis is on freedom of mind, personal autonomy, active citizenship, cultural diversity in the context of a strong civil society, a free public debate and a living democracy. 

The main objectives are

  • to promote liberal adult education and cultural learning that focus on personal autonomy, active citizenship, social inclusion, and cultural cohesion,
  • to create partnerships with Nordic and European associations within liberal adult education, NGO-activities and the spheres of voluntary art and culture,
  • to ensure that the objectives of lifelong learning adhered to by the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers also continues the best of the intentions of the Nordic-European tradition of Enlightenment and Bildung.

The activities of Interfolk 

include research, development projects, courses and debate activities as well as other cultural activities - in a Danish, Nordic and European context.

Interfolk is a member association of

  • the Baltic Sea NGO Network Denmark
  • the International Platform for Citizen Participation (IPCP)
  • the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities (Amateo).


Capacity for the project

Interfolk has expertise in surveys and reporting as well as curricula and course planning in the field of

arts and culture learning; and furthermore core competences in management of international pro-jects. Interfolk will as applicant organisation take care of legal matters and the financial management and account.

The key person involved will be Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard, Head of Institute, Cand. Phil and Mag. Art. (History of ideas).

Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society

Skovgade 25

5500 Middelfart



Tel.:  (+45) 51 300 320


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