What we do

The Spring Academy consists of annual, monthly and weekly events of various durations with visiting and local facilitators of all ages. The digital versions of all these can be used autonomously or in combination with events happening locally:

Spring Academy promotes and supports the right to choose, to differ, tο self-direct and self-determine in life as a whole for all ages.

It “… guarantees to everyone the inviolability of freedom of conscience and the right to develop their personality freely in all aspects that compose it.” (Article 5 paragraph 1 of the Greek Constitution).

Τhe UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is fully realised.

The Convention states, among many other things, that children (people under the age of 18) have a right:

  • to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development
  • to express views freely in all matters that affect them, their views being given due weight
  • to freedom of expression; to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers
  • to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • to access to information from a diversity of cultural, national and international sources, especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual and moral well-being and physical and mental health
  • to effective access to  education, training, health care services, rehabilitation services, preparation for employment and recreation opportunities in a manner conducive to the child’s achieving the fullest possible social integration and individual development, including his or her cultural and spiritual development
  • to access to scientific and technical knowledge and modern teaching methods
  • to education directed to:
    • The development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential;
    • The development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;
    • The development of respect for the child’s parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values and for civilizations different from his or her own;
    • The preparation of the child for responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin;
    • The development of respect for the natural environment.
  • to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practise his or her own religion, or to use his or her own language (in the case of ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities or persons of indigenous origin);
  • to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts
  • to participate fully in cultural and artistic life with provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.