EUDEC organizes once a year an “EUDEC Conference“. In 2021, this event will be online, because of Corona (like in 2020)… It will start on Friday 18 June afternoon, and end on Sunday 20 June evening.

There are 3 big parts in an “EUDEC Conference“:

  • A General Meeting (GM). It is the circle with the highest authority in EUDEC, where strategic decisions are taken.
  • Elections of Council, Auditors and Oversight Committee
  • Workshops and animation

The GM will take place in 2 parts:

  • Saturday 19 June : 8:00 – 11:00 UTC => 10:00 – 13:00 CET (Paris, Berlin…) => 11:00 – 14:00 EET (Athens, Bucarest…)
  • Sunday 20 June : 8:00 – 11:00 UTC => 10:00 – 13:00 CET (Paris, Berlin…) => 11:00 – 14:00 EET (Athens, Bucarest…)

Election of Council is going to be a little bit different than the previous years, because we voted in GM in March 2021 the “New structure pilot” (we try it for one year). Here are the seats open for elections:

  • Coordinator “Finance”
  • Coordinator “Community animation”
  • Coordinator “Governance”
  • Coordinator “Support to school and start-up”
  • Coordinator “External communication and lobbying”
  • Coordinator “Research and theory generation”
  • Coordinator “EUDEC meetings”
  • Auditor (2 seats)
  • Official officers (3 seats: Chair, Vice-chair, Treasurer)

If you want to candidate, please send a message to council (at)

Oversight Committee (3 seats) will not be elected, because it has been elected in December 2020 until 2022…


To participate to the General Meeting and Workshops, it’s free, and it’s open to anyone, also people who are not members of EUDEC. To get connection data, please subscribe on the Open Space Organizer.

There will be 3 different Zoom rooms :

“Agora” Zoom-room

During the whole Conference, an “Agora room” will be available: for informal conversation, and for people who have questions regarding Conference organisation:

Zoom Id: 320 304 8388
Pass: EJL06

“Open space” Zoom-room (OS1)

Anyone can add a workshop at any time! Please see the OS1 schedule on the Open Space Organizer (right column “OS1”)

“EUDEC Hall” Zoom-room – Friday 18-6-2021

Please beware, it’s UTC time!

13:30 UTC Opening welcome
EUDEC council

14:00 UTC Talk, Q&A
Charlie Moreno-Romero, Dorianne de Groot, Guilain Omont
What is democratic Education, how is EUDEC involved in promoting and supporting it, what is the new structure Pillot 2021-2022 ?

15:30 UTC Workshop
Baudy Wiechers – Deciding together, talk and experience the C.O.N.S.E.N.T method

17:00 UTC Discussion
Democratic education in nature, Facilitator: Gabriel Groiss

18:00 UTC Workshop
“Be the change”An active citizenship workshop. Hellenic Union for promoting Rhetoric in Education

19:30 UTC Documentary screening
“School circles, every voice matters”

“EUDEC Hall” Zoom-room – Saturday 19-6-2021

Please beware, it’s UTC time!

8:00 UTC GM Part I
1. OC Report
2. Council Report
3. Community Report
4. Financial Report 2020
5. Auditors’ Report 2020 (reported to a future GM: auditors didn’t received a proper financial report on time)
6. Budget 2022 presentation (reported to a future GM: we’re waiting for more visibility about covid)
10. Presentation of council candidates
11. Spontaneous candidatures for council
12. Questions to council candidates
20. Presentation of auditors candidates
21. Spontaneous candidatures for auditors
22. Questions to auditors candidates
30. Presentation of official officers candidates
31. Spontaneous candidatures for official officers
32. Questions to official officers candidates

11:00 UTC Workshop
Screen time in Democratic Education

12:00 UTC Talk, Q&A
Joseph Rathinam Holistic Transformative Education

13:00 UTC Workshop
Behaviour and boundaries: First steps towards a democratic classroom in a national curriculum school. Sympraxis team

14:00 UTC Presentation/discussion
John Loflin – Advancing the development of national movements of democratic education that is diverse according to culture, race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, and age

15:00 UTC Workshop/panel
The school meeting as students see it

17:00 UTC Talk, Q&A
Christiana Moschou, Politics and Emotion: Can Democracy Include the self?

18:00 UTC Live concert
Jem Hannam with his guitar will rock and jam us for an hour (maybe more) with his own originals as well as all time classic songs

“EUDEC Hall” Zoom-room – Sunday 20-6-2021

Please beware, it’s UTC time!

8:00 UTC GM Part II
Discussions and votes on proposals. If you have a proposal, please send it before Friday 18-6-2021 22:00 UTC to council {at}

11:00 UTC Talk, Q&A
Pepi Papadimitriou, Refugee education. Access to refugee children to schools. Theoretical framework and reality

12:00 UTC Presentation/discussion
Marko Koskinen – Official online school

13:00 UTC Workshop
start ups – challenges discussion

14:30 UTC Presentation/discussion
Henry Readhead will present Summerhill Festival of Childhood which will host EUDEC -IDEC 2022 conferences

15:30 UTC Talk, Q&A
Derry Hannam – Books about Democratic Education

16:30 UTC Talk, Q&A
Teachers panel

17:30 UTC Live piano concert
Simon Bauke, alumni of democratic school “Ruimte Soest” will ‘talk” to us through music, an universal language everyone understands

18:30 UTC Closing discussion
Share experiences and make plans for IDEC2021, Summerhill Festival of Childhood 2021 online and of course EUDEC-IDEC2022