The article presents basic information about the operation and results of the civil association Friends the engaged learning - PAU: the teachers and education partners voluntary self-education network. It is searching for the resources and the means of school innovation based first of all on the ground-up line, i.e. on teachcrs themselves. It is interested in the PAU’s influence on the educational practice as well as on particular steps in school system. The importance of educational liberty with respect to education improvement is stressed.