Where is Homeschooling Legal in the EU?

Homeschooling is legal (though often over-regulated) in every country in the EU and in Europe generally except

Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania

Of these, as far as we know, only Germany persecutes and prosecutes homeschoolers. The only other two countries where homeschooling is semi-legal (i.e. virtually impossible) are

Holland & Greece

We are not aware of the homeschooling laws in the former Yugoslavia and Albania.

Homeschooling is therefore legal in Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic (up to the age of 12 only - the government recently tried to make it illegal), Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, San Marino, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Andorra .....and Sweden (unless a new law is passed banning it in 2010).

Currently Great Britain is trying to make homeschooling more difficult (see the Badman Report) and Sweden is trying to make it illegal. Both of these are socialist government initiatives. 

ALL COUNTRIES ARE POTENTIALLY IN DANGER - THEREFORE VIGILANCE AND CONSTANT POLITICAL ACTION IS NEEDED!

See the HSLDA International Register of Homeschooling.



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