About us

Our history

At the start of the 21st Century, various initiatives to found a European Montessori movement were started. These led to the official foundation of Montessori Europe in 2003. 

Montessori Europe was set up as an organisation ‘to enable and encourage Montessori pedagogy at political, social and educational levels throughout Europe’.

We have come a long way since our inception and continue our work, engaging at all levels throughout Europe and beyond. Our aim continues to be to ensure that Montessori pedagogy engages with the political, social and educational challenges of our times in order to be able to support the child of today, preparing them for the world of tomorrow.

The current board has turned its attention to extend the network function of Montessori Europe, facilitating the connection of Montessorians across Europe and beyond to critically engage with Montessori values and practice in the service of the child. Together, we are stronger, as we work together to face the global challenges that confront us. In this context, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the challenges of our time and provide a blueprint for peace aligned to Montessori’s work.

For a more detailed review of Montessori Europe’s history, we invite you to read through this overview of Montessori Europe as it celebrated 10 years of existence in 2014.