Dear readers,

Welcome to another EUDEC Newsletter. There is a lot of going on in the world of Democratic Education, so we have an extra bit of news for you: EUDEC is co-organising the

Educational Alternatives Summer Gathering 2016 (EVAE 2016)

23 to 28 August, Toledo, Spain!

That's only one month away, time to book your tickets ; )

EVAE is a space where Summerhill, Sudbury Valley schools, Free schools, Anarchists, Home Educators, Unschoolers, Creatives, Activists for change to school and Dreamers will get together in celebration.

We already have more than two hundred people coming from Finland, Holland, Portugal, Germany, England, Ireland, Poland, Russia, France and all over Spain!

Full links http://encuentroalternativaseducativas.blogspot.de/2016/07/educational-alternatives.html here .

Special guests:
Michael Newman, teacher at Summerhill School, activist for children’s rights
Leslie Barson: The Otherwise Club
Derry Hannam: Student Voice and the democratic decision-making process
Daragh McInerney: Without community there is no liberation
Marko Koskinen: Democratic distance-learning, from Finland to Pakistan
Alex Newby and Chloe Watson, living without school, England
Christel Bakker-Hartkamp: Pedagogy of trust
Peter Hartkamp: Beyond coercive education, book presentation. Workshop: Dealing with governments-Experience of a Sudbury school in the Netherlands
Stefanie Mohsennia: Talk: Learning naturally. Presentation of German Home Educators’ book and the Schulfrei-community
Lena Kraus: How to Prevent Apathy in Democratic Schools... and whether we should
Simone Haenen: Life after Sudbury Valley School and promoting educational change
Jon Igelmo Zaldivar, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the University of Deusto. Book presentation: Deschooling life: Ivan Illich and criticism of educational institutions.
Dra. Sandra Girbés Peco, Department of Pedagogy, University Rovira i Virgili: Learning communities
Madalen Goiria, Doctor of Civil Law, University of the Basque Country. The future of Home Education
EUDEC (and the EUDEC Diploma)
Ani Perez: Libertarian Education in Spain
Representatives of various free/active/democratic schools in Spain (Full programme in Spanish)

There will be a lot of time and the freedom to organize spontaneous talks, workshops and happenings in the Open Space format.

There will also be: Life-coaching, theatre, creative workshops, experiences with Montessori methods in Spanish schools, Biodance, the Alexander Technique, Ecstatic Dance, sports, variety show, fancy dress, circus workshop, outdoor swimming pool, board games workshop, and whatever else strikes our collective fancy...

A lot to look forward to!

Information on reservations

If you have any questions, please e-mail encuentroalted at gmail.com or contact Daragh (0034/722349019). You can also reply to this e-mail.

We hope to see you there,

EUDEC Council and the EVAE organisers

Video EVAE 2015
Passage on EVAE 2015 by Peter Hartkamp, board member, EUDEC
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