Helén Pettersson




  • President of ABF Sweden since 2012
  • MP for the Swedish Labour party since 2006
  • Member of IFWEA Executive Committee since 2012
  • Formerly employed by LO, the Swedish trade union confederation for blue collar workers from 1998 to 2006.


I have been a member of the IFWEA Executive Committee and have served as Vice President since 2012. ABF Sweden have a long history of international commitment, and IFWEA is a very important organisation for us.

I would like to serve as a candidate to be able to continue, and be a part of, all the important work that IFWEA does now and will do in the future. With the networks that ABF has, I think we can continue to build popular education in the world together.