News | 14 November 2022

The free school reform celebrates 30 years

We will celebrate the anniversary of the free school movement with a seminar on the rise of independent schools and future school development this Thursday, November 17th, at IES Östersund.


• Anders Johnson, one of the authors of the book A Window Was Opened (Ett fönster öppnades) talks about the history and development of independent schools.

• Panel discussion on future school development and the role of independent schools.
– Anna Sörelius Nordenborg, CEO, Internationella Engelska Skolan
– Effie Kourlos (C), 1st vice-chairman of the municipal board, Östersund
– Maria Göransdotter Hammar, chairman of the Swedish Association of School Nurses
– Moderator: Annika Renestam, Swedish Association of Independent Schools (Friskolornas Riksförbund)

• Host for the event: Mika Reunanen, principal, IES Östersund

• Mingle and snacks.

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Date: November 17th
Time: 5:00–7:00 pm

IES Östersund
Tegelbruksvägen 36
831 48 Östersund

Arranged in collaboration with the Swedish Association of Independent Schools