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)
Aktive Schule Dresden
Demokratische Schule X
Freie aktive Schule auf den Fildern
Freie Humanistische Schule
Freie Schule Frankfurt
Freie Schule Gleichen
Freie Schule Heckenbeck
Freie Schule Leipzig
Freie Schule Leben und Lernen
Infinita - Grenzenlos Lernen
LEONARDO Freie Ganztagsschule in Jena
Neue Schule Hamburg
Selbstbestimmt Lernen e.V.
Sudbury School Ammersee
Wicklow Sudbury School
De Ruimte Soest
De Vrije Ruimte
Democratisch Onderwijs Eindhoven
Democratisch Voortgezet Onderwijs de Vallei
Newschool.nu - Sudbury school Harderwijk
Vivere Democratisch Onderwijs Rotterdam
Bucharest Free School
Riverstone Village, Johannesburg
Holistic Education School
Permaculture Children's House
EUDEC also represents Start Up groups, which has its own comprehensive list.