European Democratic Education Community annual conference - Greece 2018

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My family is located in the southern part of Greece, in Laconia region of the Peloponnese and we just love this place! Natural beauty, unspoiled beaches and fabulous food (by the way we follow a plant based diet). Since homeschooling/unschooling is considered illegal in Greece, we decided to follow a more nomadic life by taking a year off from schooling to travel around Europe. Now we are back in our base and to tell you the truth we miss like minded families who can appreciate all that this superb location has to offer and that’s why we make every attempt possible to connect. We even organised the first Worldschoolers summit in January 2016 and we had a great time with our visitors. For the moment I am gaining valuable insights into homeschooling/unschooling from our visitors, since we started organising events here at out Porto Grana worldschoolers hub. It is a fascinating experience to talk with so many different but like minded parents and meeting the children. Personally I follow a secular free thinking attitude towards learning through living our life.

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Astritsi, Greece

For ten years now, hundreds of students, teachers, parents and “experts” in the field of education gather as equals at the European Democratic Education Conference, searching for ways to improve the quality of learning and school life in general. In a warm, friendly, open environment, each one of us can bring whatever they may want to share. This can be an experiential workshop in Non-Violent Communication, a circle discussion titled “Learning from our mistakes”, a panel of speakers on “What is Democracy?”, a giant game of hide and seek… Join us to laugh, sing, philosophize, ponder, question, get inspired, change and create together.

Let’s live together in a temporary democratic community, where children and adults can ask ourselves what type of education we want, exchanging useful practices with people who have a lot of experience in free and democratic educational settings. With the power of solidarity:

The conference will take place at the very hospitable village Astritsi in Crete, 1-7 of August! The speeches, workshops, games and warm conversations of the community will be surrounded by a traditional Greek scenery of unique natural beauty.

One of the highlights of this year’s conference will be a daytrip to Tsoutsouros (the beach in the photo above) on the 7th of August, the departure day.

Country Greece
State/Province IraklioIraklio
distance: 2,902 Kilometers
Address Astritsi, Greece