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EUDEC estimates that there are more than 100 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.

This page also lists groups and organisations that have joined EUDEC as a start-up group. They are planning to found new democratic schools. The Council has created a useful Start Up Pack for member start-up groups.

Click here to learn more about membership.

This page also lists “Other Schools and Projects of Interest”. We hope this list will continue to grow as we hear about more schools and projects in Europe and worldwide that put principles of democratic education into practice in unique and wonderful ways. If you know of a school or a project that should be added to this list, please contact us at info (at) eudec.org.


Austria

Member School Start-Ups
Selbstbestimmt Lernen e.V.

Other Schools and Projects of Interest
SchülerInnenschule

Belgium

Member School Start-Ups
Orvita

Member Schools
Sudbury School Gent

Bulgaria

Member Schools
Many Colours School

Member School Start-Ups
Community for Democratic Education

Croatia

Member Schools
Nova Škola primary school

Member School Start-Ups
Slobodna skola-Drustvo za pormicanje demokratskog obrazovanja
Demokratska-skola-u-Zagrebu

Czech Republic

Member Schools
Da Vinci Grammar School, Primary School and Kindergarten
Donum Felix
ZŠ Ježek bez klece
Liberecká Sudbury School

Member School Start-Ups
Svobodná škola Praha
Osvobozená škola

Denmark

Member Schools
Det frie Gymnasium

Estonia

Member Schools
Village School of Inventors

Member School Start-Ups
Magical School

Finland

Member Schools
Feeniks-koulu (Phoenix School)

France

France has a very aktiv Regional Chapter. This map lists all French Member Schools and Start-Ups.

Member Schools
Au village des enfants
L’atelier des possibles (école démocratique d’inspiration Sudbury)
Collège de Grivery
COLYCOLAM, Collège-Lycée Expérimental et Autogéré
L’école Dé-couverte
Ecole de la Croisée des Chemins
École Démocratique de Paris
L’École Dynamique
Ecole Créactive
L’école les (H)êtres
L’École à l’ère libre
L’école d’à côté
L’École Buissonnante
École Horizons
École Démocratique “Ecolien”
École de la Liberté
Le Carré libre
École Mahana
Ecole Nikola Tesla
École Pétillante
École Sudbury lilloise
L’Envolée, école des apprentissages autonomes
École démocratique du bassin stéphanois
École du Hêtre Bienveillant
École Démocratique du Tarn
Ecole Pleine Nature
Ecolline, école démocratique
Champ libre
De Chenille à Papillon
L’école Yvonne Guégan
Ecolieu Terr’Azïl
Sequana-La Maison des Enfants
École NovAgora
École Rhizomes
La Fabrique Démocratique
Le Point d’O
Noèsis
Palotchka
Respire – Ecole démocratique
Skholè (école Sudbury)
Terre d’Eveil – Ecole de la vallée du Madet
Upaya – l’école par nature
Village de Pourgues

Member School Start-Ups
Eschole sans frOntières
A Mon Rythme
College-atelier coopératif
École Democratique d’Annecy
Défi School
L’Ecole de l’Enfance Libre
Ecole de la Terre à la Lune (école démocratique)
L’École Inspirée
« À l’orée de soi » – École Démocratique du Mont-Libre
École Démocratique de l’Ouest Parisien (inspiration Sudbury)
École Active
Ecole démocratique Source de Liberté
École Phœnix – EDPR
Au Plaisir de Jouer Apprendre Créer
Entre Deux Merveilles
Oasis démocratique L’autre chemin
Ecole Vive, Ecole démocratique de Toulouse
Les Apprentis sages
Esprit des bois
A Mon Rythme
E.L.A.N – Espace Libre des Apprentissages Naturels
École démocratique de la Côtière
L’Ecole des 2 mains
École Agile
Club “Libres enfants des Corbières”
Ecole de la Montagnette
Les Entrelacs
Imaginarium
École des Possibles – école démocratique de Moselle

Other Schools and Projects of Interest
Campus des ages

Germany

See also EUDEC Regional Group Bavaria and Facebook Group EUDEC Deutschland.

Member Schools
Aktive Schule Dresden
Demokratische Schule X
Drachenschule Odenwald
Demokratische Schule FleKs
Freie aktive Schule auf den Fildern
Freie Humanistische Schule
Freie Schule Frankfurt
Freie Schule Gleichen
Freie Schule Heckenbeck
Freie Schule Leben und Lernen
Freie Schule Leipzig
FREIWÄRTS Demokratische Schule
Infinita – Grenzenlos Lernen
Kapriole
Methodos e.V.
Netzwerk-Schule
Neue Schule Hamburg
Selbstbestimmt Lernen e.V.
Sudbury School Ammersee

Member School Start-Ups
Aktive Schule Leipzig – Oberschule
Bildung inklusive e. V.
Demokratische Schule Düsseldorf e. V.
Demokratische Schule Ingolstadt
Demokratische Schule München
Demokratische Schule NeckarAlb
Demokratische Schule für Regensburg
Demokratische Schule Pfalz
eigenaktiv e.V. (Augsburg)
Entfaltungspunkte e.V.
Freie demokratische Schule Franken
Freie Schule Frohnatur
Demokratische Schule Velbert
Luana Schule Augsburg
Raum für natürliches Lernen
Sudbury München e.V.
Sudbury Schule Kassel

Other Schools and Projects of Interest
Demokratische Schule Frankfurt
Schule für Erwachsenenbildung (Berlin)
LEONARDO Freie Ganztagsschule in Jena
Bildungsschule Harzberg

Greece

Member School Start-Ups
EN

Hungary

Member School Start-Ups
Kavalkád – Egri Demokratikus Tanulóközösség

Ireland

Member Schools
Wicklow Sudbury School

Member School Start-Ups
Sligo Sudbury School

Italy

Member Schools
Flow ALC
I Saltafossi
kiskanu-Kether
LUNE STORTE
Scuola Poggio D’oro

Lithuania

Member Schools
Demokratine mokykla
Primary School ŽINIUKAS

Member School Start-Ups
KAUNO KAZIO GRINIAUS PROGIMNAZIJA

Netherlands

Member Schools
De Vallei
De Ruimte Soest
De Vrije Ruimte
Democratisch Onderwijs Eindhoven
Democratisch Voortgezet Onderwijs de Vallei
Newschool.nu – Sudbury school Harderwijk
Vivere Democratisch Onderwijs Rotterdam

Peru

Member Schools
Escuela Democrática de Huamachuco

Poland

Member Schools
Bullerbyn
Granada Free
Horyzont – Wolna Szkola
Pestka – Języki Obce
Szkoła Podstawowa PRACOWNIA
Wolna Szkoła Ogórkowa

Member School Start-Ups
Przyjazna Szkoła
Teal Tower
Trójmiejska Szkoła Demokratyczna
Pestka – języki obce

Portugal

Member School Start-Ups
Cherry Tree School/Escola das Cerejeiras

Romania

Member Schools
Bucharest Free School

Member School Start-Ups
Bucharest Democratic School

South Africa

Member Schools
Riverstone Village, Johannesburg

Member School Start-Ups
Riverstone Village

Spain

Member Schools
Escuela Activa Savia
Los niños del mango
OJO DE AGUA
Playa Escuela El Médano

Member School Start-Ups
La Rosa de los Vientos

Sri Lanka

Member School Start-Ups
A Sri Lankan Dream

Switzerland

Member Schools
Demokratische Schule Fokus
Lindenschule
Waldkinder Bern
École Vivante

Member School Start-Ups
Verein LäbeLärneLache

Taiwan

Member Schools
Holistic Education School

Thailand

Member Schools
Permaculture Children’s House

Ukraine

Member Schools
AIST (Stork) Family School
Alternative school EveRRest

United Kingdom

Member Schools
Hebden Bridge School
Sands School
Summerhill School

Member School Start-Ups
Alexandra Park Children’s Learning Community
East Kent Sudbury School

Other Schools and Projects of Interest
Bealings
Self Managed Learning College (Brighton)
Small Acres School

USA

Member Schools
Houston Sudbury School
The Highland School