Name of organisation



The Netherlands

Type of Organisation

Associate Member

Short note on organisation background

Founded in 1928, the Afûk is the organisation in Fryslân that promotes the Frisian language and culture. It has an important role in the cultural network of Fryslân and works closely together with the Province of Fryslân to implement language and cultural policy in the region.

The Afûk offers and develops Frisian language courses for adults, develops educational programmes, publishes (e-)books, apps and magazines in Frisian and about Fryslân for all ages and purposes, gives advice to companies and public organisations about language policy and creates and implements a range of projects concerning language promotion.

The Afûk is funded by Province of Fryslân and several local governments.


Mirjam Vellinga, head of language promotion division and head of international projects


Telephone: +31 (0)58 234 30 70


Bûterhoeke 3, 8911 DH Ljouwert/Leeuwarden (The Netherlands)

PO Box 53, 8900 AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden (The Netherlands)

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