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Partners we work with
Alliance for Childhood Europe
The Alliance for Childhood European Network Group is a foundation that envisions European societies placing the quality of childhood in the centre of all their activities and thoroughly assessing the effects of their decisions on children. Its mission is to increase the respect for childhood as a basis for human development. ECSWE is one of its co-founders and an active contributor to the work of the Alliance.
The European Alliance of Initiatives for Applied Anthroposophy — ELIANT represents initiatives of applied anthroposophy from diverse fields of work and calls for diversity and the freedom of choice in the areas of parenting, education, health, forms of therapy, medicine and agriculture. ECSWE is a full member and actively contributes to the regular ELIANT meetings.
The European Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents — ENSWaP is a forum for the mutual support of parents all over the world through the exchange of ideas and personal experiences concerning Steiner Waldorf education. ENSWaP is a permanent guest in ECSWE represented by Márti Domokos.
Eurochild is a network that advocates for children’s rights and well-being to be at the heart of policymaking, striving for a society that respects and fully implements the rights of children. Its work is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. ECSWE is its full member.
Friends of Waldorf Education
The Friends of Waldorf Education support Steiner Waldorf associations, teacher training institutes, schools, kindergartens and curative education initiatives all over the world since 1976. They coordinate an international voluntary service for young people and provide rehabilitative emergency education programs in conflict areas. The Friends of Waldorf Education have permanent guest status in ECSWE and represented by Nana Göbel, Claudio Jax and Sara Hamm.
The International Council for Steiner Waldorf Education — Hague Circle provides space for Waldorf teachers from all over the world to agree on common core concerns and minimum standards, to protect the specific quality of Steiner Waldorf pedagogy and to continue to develop it in the awareness of its methods and principles. The Hague Circle is a permanent guest in ECSWE represented by Philipp Reubke and Constanza Kaliks.
The International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education represents nearly 2000 Waldorf kindergartens, home programs, child care centers, and pre-schools in 40 countries on 6 continents. IASWECE is a permanent guest in ECSWE represented by Lourdes Tormes.
The International Network for Academic Steiner Teacher Education provides space for collaboration among European universities and educational institutes offering academic accreditation for their Steiner Waldorf teacher education programs. INASTE is a permanent guest in ECSWE represented by Niels Schieman.
Learning for Well-being Foundation
The Learning for Well-being Foundation promotes inclusive and supportive societies where children, young people and adults respect each other as competent partners and learn how to realise their unique potential throughout their lives. It gathers like-minded organisations in the Learning for Well-being Community that ECSWE is a member of.
Lifelong Learning Platform
The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 42 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth. The Platform aims to voice citizen’s concerns about learning opportunities and promotes a holistic vision of lifelong learning. ECSWE is one of its founding members and takes an active role in the platform’s working groups and policy development in Brussels.
Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum
The Pedagogical Section is part of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum and is connected to all educational centres which work on the basis of anthroposophy. Tasks of the Pedagogical Section are educational research and the support of anthroposophically inspired pedagogy, such as Steiner Waldorf pedagogy. The Pedagogical Section is a permanent guest in ECSWE represented by Philipp Reubke and Constanza Kaliks.