The International Democratic Education Conferences (IDECs) have been held every year since 1993, each time in a different country. They attract up to around 500 participants from more than thirty different countries, and usually last for a week.

Conferences are run by schools or other organisations, and are sometimes almost entirely organised by students. There is an emphasis on participation rather than formal lectures, and they are open to anyone interested in democratic education.


Conference fees and board and lodging are kept as low as possible. Travel is usually the most expensive item for participants.
Since 2010 regional conferences have also sprung up. These include EUDEC in Europe, ADEC in Australia and JDEC in Japan, among others.



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(Asia Pacific Democratic Education Conference)

It has been decided by the participants of the first ever InDEC that The International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) and Asia-Pacific Democratic Education Conference (APDEC) will be held in Bengaluru (Karnataka), INDIA from 17.11.2018 - 21.11.2018. (


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AERO Conference 2018

June 28th-July 1st | LIU Post Campus

The Spectrum Of Democratic Education



EUDEC 2018

In Greece

The dates for the Greek EUDEC Conference are 1-7 August 2018 (arrival evening 31 July or morning of 1 August, departure 7 August). The location will be Astritsi, a picturesque small village in Crete. Registration will open in the next couple days. More information will be posted here ( and on Facebook as it becomes available.



EUDEC - Hungary Conference 2018

marc 4, Budapest



Freedom to Learn Forum

Will take place in 2019 on the 6th-8th April at Summerhill School in Suffolk!




Contact details

Peter Foti
Veltlinerstrasse 1/30
2353 Austria



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