The project “Free to Speak - Safe to Learn” Democratic Schools for All has a European, national and regional dimension. It involves:

  Schools in Council of Europe member states

First and foremost, the project Free to Speak-Safe to Learn Democratic Schools for All involves schools.

The project wishes to give voice to teachers, students, parents and school leaders and make known the work they do to develop democratic and inclusive schools.

Information about good practices will be made available on the campaign website, providing opportunities for direct contacts between schools. See here how you can get involved.

 National Project Teams

These teams are the first point of contact for schools. Their role is to:

  • Liaise between the European and national and local levels of the campaign;
  • Promote project tools and resources;
  • Initiate or organise school-based activities at national or local level;
  • Provide guidance for stakeholders and campaigners at national, local and municipal levels;
  • Help collect local resources to be shared on the European project platform.

National project teams comprise representatives from national, regional and/or local public authorities and elected bodies, local and community-based civil society associations and professional networks, as well as from participating schools, the media and media organisations, teachers’ unions, parents’ associations and children’s ombudspersons.

 Educational Policy Advisors Network (EPAN)

The aim of the network is to contribute to effective reforms in the 50 States which have ratified the European Cultural Convention, in the field of education for democracy and human rights, in accordance with the objectives of the Council of Europe’s Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, in particular by encouraging integration of the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture.

 The Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE)

The Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE) oversees the Council of Europe’s programmes in the field of education and advises the Organisation’s Committee of Ministers on education issues. The Campaign Steering Group, under the authority of the CDPPE, is dealing with the education project.

 Education Department of the Council of Europe

The Education Department of the Council of Europe will be coordinating the Project “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn" Democratic Schools for All at the European level.