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The Swedish Academy for Children’s Books

http: / / www.barnboksakademin.com / huvudframe / our_english_summary / index.htm

SvenskaBarnboksakademin The Swedish Academy for Children’s Books is an association dedicated to the promotion of good literature for children and young people. It strives to influence politicians, institutions, and public opinion in the area of children`s literature. The Academy has 18 members, who are all authors and illustrators of books for children and young people. They [ ... ]  

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Swedish Arts Council

http: / / www.kulturradet.se / sv / Toppmeny / English /

StatensKulturrådet The Swedish Arts Council is a government authority whose principal task is to implement national cultural policy determined by the Parliament. It is responsible for the allocation of state cultural funding. It provides the Swedish government with the basic data it needs to make cultural policy decisions and also provides information about culture and cultural [ ... ]  

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Swedish Book Foundation

http: / / www.bokenisverige.se / stiftelse.php?sida=om

The “Stiftelsen Boken i Sverige“ (Swedish Book Foundation) is an institution aimed at the promotion of reading, located in Stockholm. Its tasks include literacy research and conducting reading projects. The foundation consists of actors from the “Garantiföreningen för Svenska Bokhandlare“ and the Swedish association of book sellers, “Svenska Bokhandlareföreningen“. From 2002 until 2007 the foundation’s main focus was placed on the “En Bok åt alla“ (A Book for Every Child) campaign. 

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“Nationellt centrum för språk-, läs- och skrivutveckling / Skolverket” - National Centre for Language, Reading and Writing Development in Sweden

http: / / www.skolverket.se / 2.3894 / in_english

The Swedish “Nationellt centrum för språk-, läs- och skrivutveckling” (National Centre for Language, Reading and Writing Development) – Skolverket – is an administrative organ representing the objectives and interests of the national Swedish school system. “Skolverket” aims to practically implement the directives signed by the Swedish education system. “Skolverket” wants to serve as a link between the government and educational practice, putting the directives of the Swedish government to their [ ... ]  

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“Svenska barnboksinstitutet” - Swedish Children’s Book Institut

http: / / www.sbi.kb.se /

Logo-Svenska-barnboksinstitutetSvenska barnboksinstitutet (Swedish Children’s Book Institut) in Stockholm is a public children and youth literature library focusing on research, collection of child and youth literature, information brokerage, supporting researchers working in the field of child and youth literature, and acting as a [ ... ]  

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More Information

Total population
9 119 423

Swedish (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99%
Male: 99%
Female: 99%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 97%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 91%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 77%
School life expectancy: 15.9 years

Government expenditure
13.4% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia