NO - As EU citizens, your children are entitled to attend school in any EU country under the same conditions as nationals of that country. They have the right to be placed in a class with their own age group, at the equivalent level to their class in your country of origin, regardless of their language level.
If you are an EU national moving to another EU country for work, your children are entitled under EU law to receive free language tuition in your new home country to help them adapt to the school system there.
YES - The relevant authorities are entitled to ask you to take a language test. However, such rules should be applied in a proportionate manner and exceptions should be possible, in order to take account of individual circumstances - for example, if you have lived or worked in a country using that language.
NO - EU law doesn't exempt you from tuition fees! What it does say is that you must be treated the same as a national from the country you want to study in. In this case, if German students have to pay tuition fees, you have to as well.
YES - Under EU law, all EU nationals are entitled to use a host country's education system on the same terms as its own nationals. In this case, this means that French nationals should be treated the same as Irish students as regards tuition fees.
NO - As this concerns the relationship between the United Kingdom and its own nationals, it is a purely internal situation and has no connection with European law.
The British authorities - EU governments have to give the same support to foreign nationals (EU citizens) who are permanent residents as they do to their own nationals. Permanent residence means 5 years' continuous residence.
So if you've been living in the UK for 5 years or more on the date your course starts, you'll be eligible for the same maintenance grant as British students.
MAYBE - EU governments aren't obliged to provide grants or loans to students from other EU countries. Likewise, they aren't obliged to support their own nationals if they choose to study abroad.
These decisions are entirely at the discretion of the governments concerned: some countries' maintenance grants restrict their citizens' ability to study abroad.
Contact the authorities in both countries to find out what help they're willing to give you.
POSSIBLY - Your government can choose whether to give you a maintenance grant if you go abroad to study: ask them what their rules are on that.
However, if your government does give support, it must ensure the eligibility rules don't create an unjustified restriction on your freedom of movement.
POSSIBLY - Recognition of academic qualifications is the exclusive responsibility of national governments. The European Commission can only intervene if:
The ENIC-NARIC centre in the host country (a Europe-wide academic recognition network) may be able to help by contacting its counterpart in your country.
NO - The programme is open to everyone. You'll also receive specific training before you go.
NO - Unless a basic knowledge is specifically required for the tasks that need to be done. Linguistic support will be available to you during your project, so you'll certainly learn some Spanish while you're there.
If you volunteer, you are entitled to specific free insurance. Ask your sending organisation for the details.
Participating in a volunteering project does not exempt you from following national visa regulations. Make sure you do your research!
If your situation is very difficult and your problems can't be solved, there are ways of terminating your volunteering agreement - as a last resort.
NO - Participation is free for the volunteer.