Casagrande case

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In 1974, the European Court of Justice ruled that the prohibitions against discrimination covered by the European Communities' treaties extended to persons in the education system. The Casagrande case (9/74) held that under Regulation 1612/68 (on the Freedom of movement for workers),[1] Art. 12 must be interpreted as giving the children of migrant workers access to education (and provisions therefore) on the same basis as host country nationals. The court's interpretation included not only access, but also 'general measures intended to facilitate educational attendance' (para. 9).[2]


  1. ^ EUR-Lex. Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 of the Council of 15 October 1968 on freedom of movement for workers within the Community. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Gori, Towards an EU Right to Education, 26-27