Läromedelsföretagen, The Swedish Association of Educational Publishers, is the trade association for Swedish publishers of teaching and learning materials.
The sixteen publishers of the association provide printed and digital textbooks and other teaching and learning materials for kindergartens, primary, secondary and upper secondary schools, universities and professionals.
There are some 20 educational publishers in Sweden. The market for K-12 materials was worth SEK 842 millions in 2017 (Euro 84 millions).
Educational publishers’ materials correspond to curricula and present scientific knowledge with pedagogical method, which is assured by collaborating with teachers as authors. All materials are hallmarked by the publishers’ skills in presenting and making knowledge accessible. Using publishers’ materials, whether printed or digital, from kindergarten, to secondary school and university, ensures equity and a coherent progress of knowledge.
The mission of the association is to assist publishers in developing and providing high quality tools for teachers and students and explaining the value of high quality educational resources as a means of enhancing stundent equity.
The Swedish association of Educational Publishers engages in dialogue with the Ministry of Education, the national agency for education, local school boards and other principal actors. We further the business of publishers by representation in the Swedish reproduction rights organization (RRO) Bonus Copyright Access and by providing market statistics and business intelligence.
Important questions for Svenska Läromedel are
- Adequate provision to teachers and students of printed and digital textbooks and other educational publishers’ materials
- Adequate allowances for university students to acquire textbooks
- Strong copyright protection
The Swedish Association of Educational Publishers is represented in the Educational Publishers Forum EPF within International Publishers Association IPA.
The association is also represented in Federation of European Publishers FEP.
Läromedelsföretagens kvalitetspolicy är ett verktyg för lärare att välja läromedel med hög kvalitet.
Branschorganisationen Svenska Läromedel byter namn till Läromedelsföretagen.