EUDEC estimates that there are more than 70 democratic schools in Europe and hundreds more that are striving to maximise student voice and self-directed learning, on their way to being democratic schools. The oldest and most famous of these is Summerhill School, which opened in 1921. New schools are being founded every year.
Schools join EUDEC to connect with other schools and promote democratic education in Europe. The community gives students, teachers and families many opportunities to meet and share experiences: such as annual meetings, conferences, the student and teacher exchange programme and school partnerships.
For more information about the schools, see their information chart on their page below:
(See also Other Schools of Interest.)
Sudbury School Gent
Det frie Gymnasium
Feeniks-koulu (Phoenix School)
Demokratische Schule X
Freie aktive Schule auf den Fildern
Freie Humanistische Schule
Freie Schule Frankfurt
Freie Schule Heckenbeck
Freie Schule Leipzig
Infinita - Grenzenlos Lernen
LEONARDO Freie Ganztagsschule in Jena
Neue Schule Hamburg
Selbstbestimmt Lernen e.V.
Sudbury School Ammersee?
Unabhängige Schule Göttingen e.V.?
Bucharest Free School
Holistic Education School
Permaculture Children's House
"AIST" (Stork) Family School?
EUDEC also represents Start Up groups, which has its own comprehensive list.