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.

Bildung is a German concept that combines moral and emotional development with education, but it was a Danish pastor and a teacher who democratized it, invented folk-high-schools and laid the foundation for some of the most successful countries in the world.

Bildung; Keep Growing tells the story of this Danish invention and suggests a path towards global folk-bildung and a wiser, more meaningful, happier future.

A report to the Club of Rome

The book has been accepted as a Report to the Club of Rome.

The two co-presidents, Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Mamphela Ramphele, write in their foreword:

This book is a thoughtful and thought-provoking guide to enable humanity to re-focus on what is essential and to understand life-long learning, education and thinking as a unifying force.

Bildung: Keep Growing

Author: Lene Rachel Andersen
Pages: 171
ISBN: 978-87-93791-08-4
E-book ISBN: 978-87-93791-10-7
Publication date: June 25th, 2020
(c) Lene Rachel Andersen & Nordic Bildung, 2020
Paperback: 15 USD / 13 Euro / 12 GBP
E-book: 8 USD / 7 Euro / 6 GBP

Available via DBK distribution in Denmark

The video was originally made for our Kickstarter campaign; we reached our campaign goal and got enough money to print the book.

Generous Sponsors at Kickstarter

Two people contributed very generously to our Kickstarter campaign and we thank them deeply:

Ron Folman

Søren Skjold Andersen

Lene Rachel Andersen

Lene Rachel Andersen is an economist, author, futurist, and bildung activist.

Since 2005, she has written 16 books and has received two Danish democracy awards: Ebbe Kløvedal- Reich Democracy Baton (2007) and Døssing Prisen, the Danish librarians’ democracy prize (2012). Among her books are The Nordic Secret (Fri Tanke, 2017), co-written by Tomas Björkman, and Metamodernity (2019).

Andersen is a full member of the Club of Rome and one of the co-founders of Nordic Bildung.

She is also one of the initiators of European Bildung Day and the European Bildung Network.

Entry about Lene Rachel Andersen on Wikipedia.