Department for International Cooperation
More than 50 projects in vocational and adult education, integration policy and empowerment.
Who we are
Department for International Cooperation (Folkuniversitetet, Uppsala) was established in 1998 in order to make a Folkuniversitetet active in European affairs concerning education, training, labour market initiatives and civic society actions.
Our mission is to act as agent for transfer of innovation between Folkuniversitetet and cross boarder bodies by initiating own projects or participating in transnational activities coordinated by others.
Since the creation of the department, Folkuniversitetet has successfully initiated and completed more than 30 different projects in vocational and adult education, integration policy and empowerment. Furthermore, the department has participated in more than 20 projects as a partner in the field of education, integration, and age management.
Main areas for cooperation are:
- Vocational/professional education (new competences, quality assurance, competence mapping)
- Labour market initiatives (efficiency, policy development)
- Liberal adult education (integration of minority groups, gender equality)
- Civic society development
- Regional development
Our team consists of 5 people, different not only by their origin and personality, but by their professional experience and expertise. Together we make the team that can overcome any difficulties and will move mountains on the way to the stars! The head of the department is Ali Rashidi.
Professional portfolio of our department consists of over 50 different self-initiated projects in vocational and adult education, integration policy and empowerment. Furthermore, we were partners in more than 20 projects in education, integration, and age management.