EUDEC - Hungary Conference 2018

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EUDEC 2018 (Greece)

1-7 August 2018 (arrival evening 31 July or morning of 1 August, departure 7 August). At Astritsi in Crete.(



IDEC/APDEC (International/Asia Pacific Democratic Education Conference)
November 17th to 21st 2018

The 2018 APDEC will be held in Bengaluru (Karnataka), INDIA




Freedom to Learn Forum

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



IDEN stands for International Democratic Education Network. The site offers lists of democratic schools, educational organisations and interested individuals around the world, with links to any relevant web sites, and up to date information about the IDECs (International Democratic Education Conferences) that take place in different continents each year.


1. IDEC  2017 will take place in Israel, between March 28 - April 3.

2. EUDEC 2017 is to be held in France, 19th -27thAugust.

For the first time the annual EUDEC will be in Paris. For eight days this summer, from the 19th to 27th August, we invite you to experience democratic education through open workshops, informal sharing and debate.

3. APDEC - Asia Pacific Democratic Education Conference,  August 1st to 5th 2017 in Tokyo.

(Seems that the page is not ready yet!)

4. AERO  - Alternative Education Resource Organisation Conference.

This conference will be held in New York between August the 2nd and 7th 2017 ( )

5. LatinAmérica: Alternative Education in 2017, report from German Doin. 

2017 is going to be a very active year for alternative education networks throughout Latin America.

It started on Febrary in Costa Rica with an invitation to diferent alternatives for higher education organizations from all over the world to attend the Ecoversities Reunion. The reuion was  hosted by EARTH University between the 17th to the 23rd. 
From May 17th to 20th, the sixth Peruvian meeting of alternative schools will be hosted by the Democratic School of Huamachuco, in the north of Perú. The name of the event is Kuska Risunchis which means "we go toghether".
More info at:

Every two years since 2013, members of  CONANE ( National Conference of Alternatives for a New Education) have gathered in in Brazil. At the first meeting they  presented a Manifesto to the Minister of Education; the 2015 program was coorganized with the National Ministry of Education in Sao Paulo. This year, in June, CONANE returns to its origins in Brasilia where it will be organized by educators and schools there. More info at:

A few days before the national conference, CONANE  will also host the 4th ENA (Encounter of Nuestra América), an international meeting of alternative education and social organizations from Latin America, which has already held  meetings in Puerto Rico, Bolivia and San Salvador. 
More info at:

Ecuador will hold their 4th  national Mushuk Away  meeting in the region of Mindo. Mushuk Away means "new fabric" and  refers to the growing and changing networks of organizations. 
More info at:

In September, Uruguay will have its second national convention for transformative education. Since its first meeting in 2016, alternative schools have been gathering to make the network stronger and are organizing this second event. 
More info at:

In October, Argentinian alternative schools will meet in Entre Rios, for the 7th EPEP,  (Plural Encounter of Possible Schools) which has been growing in members since its first meeting in 2014.

We already have dates and programmes for some of these events but will have to wait for the rest. Reevo, the Latin American education network will keep updating the information on these events and sharing information at

6. Summerhill: Democratic Summer Camp in Spain

I was not able to find a date/dates for the camp



IDEN Facebook Page is updated – Join to the group!

Summerhill inspection:
Summerhill continues to be the most famous alternative school in the UK and perhaps in the world. 

The school was inspected in November 2016 by the Independent School Inspectorate.  I cite only two key findings from the report:

The quality of the pupils' academic and other achievement is good.
The quality of the pupil's personal development is excellent.

Herewith a link to the rest of the report which makes interesting reading:

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Vienna, 2017 March

Peter Foti

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