The group that launched the idea of this Freedom in Education Day in 2006 is composed of parents who have chosen for many different reasons home education for their children.
It was observed that families were encountering increasing difficulties (with administrations and government) and lacked visibility : too few people know about home education.
So the idea of this event emerged alongside other actions on the part of national, Europeen and international associations (national and international colloquiums, letters and e-mails sent to different ministries, etc...).
At first, these parents were mostly members of the French association "Les Enfants d'Abord". Then German, British and American parents joined the organisational group.
The aim of this event is to reach as many people as possible and join together to defend freedom in education.