Arbetarnas bildningsförbund

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Arbetarnas bildningsförbund
The upper case letters A, B and F, coloured white, enclosed by a white oval, all placed in the lower portion of an upright, red rectangle
A version of the ABF logo
Formation November 16, 1912; 105 years ago (1912-11-16)
Purpose Workers' Educational Association
Headquarters Olof Palmes gata 9
101 30 Stockholm
Coordinates 59°20′10″N 18°03′40″E / 59.336032°N 18.061195°E / 59.336032; 18.061195
Region served
Federal Chair
Helén Pettersson[1]
Federal Secretary
Annika Nilsson[1]
Affiliations Swedish labour movement
Website (in Swedish)

Arbetarnas bildningsförbund (ABF) (the Workers' Educational Association) is the educational section of the Swedish labour movement. ABF conducts seminars, classes and study circles on a variety of subjects, including workshops, languages and music.[2]


ABF was founded on 16 November 1912, by the Swedish Social Democratic Party and some of the trade unions.[2][3] Today, the main members of ABF are the Social Democrats and the Left Party.

There are ABF locations in almost every Swedish town and several in the major cities. Its headquarters are on Olof Palmes gata, near Sveavägen street in Stockholm.[1] In Gothenburg, the ABF building is on Olof Palmes Plats, near Järntorget square.[4]

Moa Award[edit]

The Moa Award (Swedish: Moa-priset) is an annual literary prize awarded jointly by ABF and the Moa Martinson Society to a person who writes in the spirit of Moa Martinson.[5] The prize has been awarded since 1989.[6]



  1. ^ a b c "ABF – Contacts". ABF. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Johansson, Inge. "ABF". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "ABF – History". ABF. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "ABF – Göteborg". ABF. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kristina Sandberg vinner Moa-priset" [Kristina Sandberg wins the Moa Award]. Svenska Dagbladet. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Förteckning över Moastipendiater" [List of Moa stipends]. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 

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