Know your rights

Everyone has the right to education and to have access to vocational and continuing training.

This right includes the possibility to receive free compulsory education.

The freedom to found educational establishments with due respect for democratic principles and the right of parents to ensure the education and teaching of their children in conformity with their religious, philosophical and pedagogical convictions shall be respected, in accordance with the national laws governing the exercise of such freedom and right.

This right is enshrined in article 14 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

What to do if your rights have been breached

The authorities of EU countries are bound to comply with the Charter of Fundamental Rights only when implementing EU law. Fundamental rights are protected by your country's constitution.

How to report a breach of your rights

How to report a breach of your rights

Addressing your complaint to the relevant national authority, government, national courts or a specialised human rights body.

Chapter 2 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is on freedoms. This chapter also contains the following rights