This short report provides information on home education polices for primary and lower secondary level of education. It is structured in two parts: a comparative overview followed by national descriptions. The analysis shows that home education at the request of families is possible in a majority of educational systems. In many cases, parents have to ask for authorisation from top level or local authorities. The educators’ qualification or their minimum educational level is defined in half of the countries. Students’ progress is monitored almost everywhere and examinations are organised in... many cases. This report covers all countries participating in the Eurydice network.