The project “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn - Democratic Schools for All” (2018-2022) supported schools across Europe in building and maintaining democratic culture.

On the whole, the project aimed to:

  • Identify successful democratic practices to show how schools move from theory and policy to practice.
  • Promote the sharing of expertise and provide networking opportunities for schools.
  • Help schools implement projects and initiatives that favour inclusion and freedom of speech in safe learning environments.
  • Further develop the democratic engagement and competences of children and young people.
  • Support the use of the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture in practice.
  • Empower schools to tackle key challenges in the classroom using both existing and new tools.
  • Establish a network of democratic schools recognised by the Council of Europe.
  • Highlight the benefits to society of human rights and citizenship education in building inclusive and sustainable democracies.

Discover some schools’ projects on the “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn - Democratic Schools for All” website