666. Right to education and freedom of the arts and sciences.

The EU Charter provides that everyone has the right to education and to have access to vocational and continuing training1, and that this right includes the possibility to receive free compulsory education2. This goes further than the right to education guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights, which is expressed in the negative sense that no-one is to be denied the right to education3. The Charter further provides that 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