Read the selected insights, thoughts and experiences of our staff and partners.

My visit to Uhm-el-Fahm

Published April 30, 2012

Uhm-el-Fahm is an Arab Israeli town near Nazareth, with 40,000 inhabitants. It is geographically located in what is called “The Triangle”, the area near Nazareth, which consists predominantly of Arab-Israeli… Read more

My two days in LEGO...LAND!

Published April 25, 2012

When I heard I was flying to Billund to attend the LEGO conference, I could not imagine I was actually travelling to literally, LEGO land. Billund, a tiny Danish town… Read more

Bnei Brak

Published April 25, 2012

Monday I had two meetings in Bnei Brak in Israel, a city of some 165,000 exclusively ultra-orthodox Jewish inhabitants. The main purpose was to meet with two agencies that the… Read more

In a meeting today in the JDC

Published April 16, 2012

In a meeting today in the JDC (one of our partners in Israel), 5 Jewish Israeli persons (all female) participated and one Arab Israeli person (male) who is the coordinator… Read more

The Brighter Futures Programme in Birmingham – An inspiring initiative with good results and failures.…

Published April 2, 2012

In 2006 a National legislation came into force emphasising that Every child matters and better outcomes for children. This encompassed a restructuring of the system merging the education and social… Read more

Hopes and aspirations of Subhadra Sabara....

Published March 16, 2012

Subhadra Sabara is a five year old girl from B.Nuasahi village in Sorada block of Ganjam district in Odisha, the eastern state in India. What endears everyone to Subhadra is… Read more

The European Commission addresses Quality of Child Care

Published March 14, 2012

Yesterday the CORE study has been presented by Prof. Michel Vanden Broeck, Prof. Paul Leseman and Anke van Keulen. The CORE study is the first European study commissioned by the… Read more

BvLF responds to Netherlands national strategy for Roma inclusion

Published March 12, 2012

On 5 April 2011, the European Commission invited all member states to present a strategy for Roma inclusion, as part of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up… Read more

Addressing the Alliance for Childhood at the European Parliament

Published March 8, 2012

At Bernard van Leer Foundation we believe that young children are everybody’s business. To achieve change for children we focus on opportunities that show the greatest potential for impact. Today… Read more

Getting acquanted with groups working on Roma minority rights in South Belfast

Published February 27, 2012

As part of getting acquainted with the field of Roma children’s environments, in my new position at BvLF, I visited Belfast on 17 February. My very full and extremely rich… Read more