LOF in English
LOF is a nationwide adult education association. Our work is based on highly skilled teachers and voluntary committee members. We consist of around 70 different local branches situated in almost every Danish municipality.
Within the context of lifelong learning, public enlightenment and respect for the individual LOF offers non-formal adult education and cultural activities.
What we offer
LOF gives all adults the opportunity to acquire new skills and explore their talents. We offer a wide selection of courses, lectures, debates and experiences that provide our participants with new knowledge and enlightenment.
Our participants can choose between a wide variety of activities such as language courses, sports, it and computers, outdoor life, creative subjects and health education. We also offers single lectures and debating activities on different subjects e.g. history, opera, politics, the media and current issues that has a particular public interest such as the Arab Spring, Denmark´s involvement in Afghanistan, the EU and other topics of relevance to society.
We have a special focus on health education such as yoga, healthy diet and lifestyle diseases. Many of our health activities and our work to promote public health take place in partnership with local governments and patients' associations.
Besides the non-formal education LOF also offers education for people with reading and writing disabilities and preparatory education for adults.
It is possible to join our courses throughout the year. However, most of our classes begin in September or in January. We also have weekend courses, daytrips and short courses.
Democracy and citizenship
Through our courses, debates, lectures and other activities, we provide our participant with the knowledge and insight they need in order to be able to take responsibility for their own life and to participate in society. LOF brings education, personal development and reflection to the general public. We foster dialogue between different groups in society and bring about the conditions for an active citizenship for the individual.
LOF want to be the best adult education association in Denmark
Our aim is to ensure that people are at the forefront of future challenges in relation to developments in society, the job market as well as in their private lives. We want to offer everybody the opportunity of learning in binding community with others.
Respect and responsibility for people among us, for society and for the task we undertake in respect of the individual human being.
Formed in September 1945 by Venstre (The Liberal Party of Denmark) and Venstre’s kvinder, LOF is part of the liberal familiy. However, we are not involved in policy making or in political decisions of any kind.
LOF contribute to promote and strengthen multiparty democracy in developing countries through The Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP). DLDP currently works in Kenya and Zambia on building the capacity of political parties, across the political spectrum.