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History and meetings

Since 2003 we work together with Prof. Jan de Groof and his organisations. We published the past years many publications related to Education Law and Policy.

At this page you will find some of the most important meetings that we organised together with ELA. If you want to look at all the events that were organised please go to the ELA-website.


25 November 2004: World Conference on the Right to and Rights in Education

In 2004 the European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA) organised together with us the first World Conference on Education Law and Policy in Amsterdam and Tilburg in The Netherlands.

There was a big group of ministers, academics, students and other professionals from all around the world. This conference was the starting point of many interesting meetings that we had the past 16 years.

Together with our partner ELA we organised since 2004 many conferences and meetings all around the world. Professor Jan de Groof and Gracienne Lauwers have been our partners for many years and we are privileged that we can produce with them very interesting materials on Education Law and Policy. 

Together with their team we publish the International Journal on Education Law and Policy (IJELP).

To find more events and gatherings please click here and you will see all the events of this wonderful organisation.

Find below one of our first publications that we presented at the conference.


9 February 2012: "Islam (Instruction) in Education" conference organised by Wolf and ELA

Everyone has the right to live as a free man, for development and protection. That is the core of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948. Everyone is also entitled to education. Right to education can be interpreted as access to education. This will also enable other human rights such as the right to expression and the practice of one's own religion.
On 9 February we organised a meeting in collaboration with the European Association for Education Law and Policy (ELA) and the University of Antwerp. In the morning the theme was 'education in war zones', the afternoon ended with a very topical theme namely 'Islam (Instruction) in Education'. Special target group of this meeting are policy makers and professionals in the field.


8-10 November 2012: 2nd World Conference on the Right to Education and Rights in Education

In 2004 we organised the 1st World Conference on Education Law and now there is the 2nd World Conference on the Right to Education and Rights in Education in Brussels. From Strasbourg we could go straight to Brussels! We were able to present a unique collection. In recent years, Charles Glenn and Jan De Groof have been working with 65 other authors to update their publication published in 2004-2005. A beautiful 4-piece collection 'Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education', published by Wolf Legal Publishers, is the result. For three days we were allowed to participate in this international congress, made friends for life and put the publishing house even more on the map!