Many of the country's folk high schools have a strained economy, and several have had to cancel courses and lay off staff, according to the Movement People's High Schools association.

In recent years, Brunnsvik in Ludvika has reduced the number of staff and the number of people studying at the school.

"The government grants are not really enough for all salaries, all premises costs, and all the overheads that exist," says Sussane Smed.

She believes that a major problem is that benefits have not increased in line with inflation.

"Basically, we simply need to keep up with the index increases.

Recently, the government proposed that folk high schools should be allocated one hundred million extra annually, starting in 2024.

In the video: How folk high school students and courses are affected by the economic situation.