IDEN stands for International Democratic Education Network.
It is a network of schools, organisations and individuals all round the world that uphold such ideals as:
- respect and trust for children
- equality of status of children and adults
- shared responsibility
- freedom of choice of activity
- democratic governance by children and staff together, without reference to any supposedly superior guide or system.
Members are self-selected. Their names and addresses and a minimal description appear in a data-base on this web site, and they receive two or three newsletters a year, mainly giving information about recent and future IDECs.