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Frans Ebskamp, Treasurer

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has extend­ed the man­date of the ET 2020 Work­ing Group on Schools. ECSWE is look­ing for­ward to con­tribut­ing.

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Advocacy

What we work for

more freedom in education

More freedom in education, because pupils and parents want a choice

FREEDOM IN EDUCATION
age-appropriate media education

Digital media in education? Yes, just age-appropriate!

MEDIA EDUCATION
diversity in assessment

Diversity in assessment: less standardisation, more personalisation

DIVERSITY IN ASSESSMENT
et 2020 working group schools

ET 2020 Working Group: our contribution to the EU expert group

ET 2020 WORKING GROUP

Advocacy

What we work for

more freedom in education

More free­dom in edu­ca­tion, because pupils and par­ents want a choice

FREEDOM IN EDUCATION
age-appropriate media education

Dig­i­tal media in edu­ca­tion? Yes, just age-appro­pri­ate!

MEDIA EDUCATION
diversity in assessment

Diver­si­ty in assess­ment: less stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, more per­son­al­i­sa­tion

DIVERSITY IN ASSESSMENT
et 2020 working group schools

ET 2020: our con­tri­bu­tion to the EU expert group on schools

ET 2020 WORKING GROUP

Steiner Waldorf education in Europe

See who we represent

174,055 pupils

Some 174,055 pupils are enrolled in Wal­dorf schools across ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. Most are in pri­ma­ry and low­er sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.

121,000 families

Around 121,000 fam­i­lies in Europe send their chil­dren to a Wal­dorf school. Most of them live in Ger­many and the Nether­lands.

16,270 teachers

Approx­i­mate­ly 16,270 teach­ers cur­rent­ly work in Euro­pean Wal­dorf schools, most of which cov­er pri­ma­ry and low­er sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.

757 schools

There are 757 Wal­dorf schools in Europe; 317 include upper sec­ondary lev­el, deliv­er­ing the Stein­er Wal­dorf cur­ricu­lum from start to fin­ish.

1,290 kindergartens

There are 1,290 kinder­gartens and day care cen­tres across ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. They are rep­re­sent­ed by our part­ner, IASWECE.

102 teacher trainings

There are 102 teacher train­ings in ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. 38 offer full-time teacher train­ing, 60 offer part-time teacher train­ing, and 4 offer both.
Key num­bers

Steiner Waldorf education in Europe

See who we represent

Some 174,055 pupils are enrolled in Wal­dorf schools in ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. Most are in pri­ma­ry and low­er sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.

There are 757 Wal­dorf schools in Europe; 317 include upper sec­ondary lev­el, deliv­er­ing the Stein­er Wal­dorf cur­ricu­lum from start to fin­ish.

Around 121,000 fam­i­lies in Europe send their chil­dren to a Wal­dorf school. Most of them live in Ger­many and the Nether­lands.
Approx­i­mate­ly 16,270 teach­ers are cur­rent­ly work­ing in Euro­pean Wal­dorf schools, most of which cov­er pri­ma­ry and low­er sec­ondary edu­ca­tion.
There are 1,290 kinder­gartens and day care cen­tres across ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. They are rep­re­sent­ed by our part­ner, IASWECE.
There are 102 teacher train­ings in ECSWE mem­ber coun­tries. 38 offer full-time teacher train­ing, 60 offer part-time teacher train­ing, and 4 offer both.
Key num­bers

26 member organisations in 28 countries

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ECSWE is an umbrella organisation representing
26 members with schools in 28 countries.

Mem­ber Organ­i­sa­tions

26 member organisations in 28 countries

Meet our members

Frans Ebskamp, Treasurer

ECSWE is an umbrel­la organ­i­sa­tion rep­re­sent­ing 26 mem­bers with schools in 28 coun­tries.

Mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions

Board and Managing Director

Get to know us

Frans Ebskamp, Treasurer
Margareta Van Raemdonck, Board Secretary
Iztok Kordis, Vice President
Richard Landl, President
Frederikke Larsson, Vice Treasurer
Georg Jürgens, Managing Director

Our Board and Managing Director are from the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Germany, and Denmark.

About Us

We are ECSWE

Get to know us

Frans Ebskamp, Treasurer

Our Board and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor are from the Nether­lands, Bel­gium, Slove­nia, Ger­many, and Den­mark.

About us