Nordic Bildung

Because we all come from somewhere

and need to know where we want to go

Let’s create a future worth living in.

What is bildung?

Bildung is a combination of the education and knowledge necessary to thrive in your society, and the moral and emotional maturity to be both a team player and have personal autonomy. Bildung is also knowing your roots and being able to imagine the future.

What is metamodernity?

Imagine a world where you can enjoy the best from the past, the present, and the future. It is a world with meaningful relationships, liberties, and human rights, combined with global collaboration and solid local roots. It could also include a 10 hour work week.

What is the Nordic secret?

The Nordic countries generally dominate international surveys of good country qualities, such as happiest peoples, best for business, equality, most livable cities, environmentally conscious, high levels of trust, etc. We’re here to share with you the Nordic secret.

What is Nordic Bildung?

We are a future studies think tank that thinks rather than forecasts based on historical data. We are also bildung activists, and you can join the bildung movement.

And we are Nordic, of course, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with an all Scandinavian board.

What are the challenges?

Nordic Bildung president Lene Rachel Andersen sums up the biggest challenges we face as a species–and how we might best address them.

LRA has explored the structural challenges to our civilization for more than 20 years.

Join the bildung movement

Nordic Bildung is currently working on three continents facilitating the creation of bildung networks in order to connect bildung profesionals and activists and to promote bildung locally.

The European Bildung Network has existed since 2019, and you can read more about it here:

North American Bildung Network is currently in the making; read more about it here:

Latin American Bildung Network is starting up; read more about it here:

Some of Our Projects at Nordic Bildung

European Bildung Day; Nordic Bildung has been the main co-organizer of the annual European Bildung Day on Europe Day May 9th since 2019. In 2021, the theme is: Bildung: Unlocking the Spirit

The European Association for Education for Adults organizes an Erasmus+ project on Bildung i nine European countries; Nordic Bildung delivers the theoretical foundation.

Grundtvig 2030: Danish theologian NFS Grundtvig came up with the concept of folk-bildung in the 1840s when Europe was struggling with major changes. Nordic Bildung brings together past, present, and future.

Books from Nordic Bildung

How do we develop and keep our freedoms as we keep inventing still more advanced surveillance technologies and Artificial Intelligence?

Did you ever wonder why the Nordic countries are so prosperous, peaceful, good for business, and happy?

They have a secret and it was invented in Denmark: folk-bildung.

Go to the English version: Bildung: Keep Growing

The world is changing and becoming more complex. Metamodernity provides us with a framework for understanding ourselves and our societies in a more complex way that matches our circumstances.

Go to the English version: Metamodernity: Meaning and Hope in a Complex World

Aurora borealis photo: Stein Egil Liland