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The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Journalists to gather in New York for course on early childhood

Published February 22, 2017
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Next month, 45 journalists from 28 countries will attend a four-day course on "Early Childhood Experience and the Developing Brain", hosted by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at… Read more

The Lancet on ECD: Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish summaries

Published February 9, 2017
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An eight-page executive summary of The Lancet's 2016 series Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale is now available in pdf in Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Read more

Cities4kids conference starts in New Delhi

Published February 1, 2017
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On February 2 and 3 in New Delhi, the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Confederation of Indian Industry will together host Cities4Kids-Urban95, an international conference which aims to deepen understanding… Read more

Michael Feigelson participates in panel discussion at Davos

Published January 16, 2017
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BvLF's Executive Director, Michael Feigelson, will participate in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 17th, on the topic "Human Development Is Economic Development: A… Read more

Happy holidays! (head office closed)

Published December 23, 2016
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Please note that the Bernard van Leer Foundation office will be closed during the Holiday season. We are back in the office again on Monday January 2nd, 2017. Read more

Job vacancy: Programme Manager - Urban95

Published December 13, 2016
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We are currently recruiting a Programme Manager for the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 programme based in Bhubaneshwar, India. See the job description (pdf). The deadline for applications is 25… Read more

Blog: Habitat III: outcomes and future opportunities for children

Published November 22, 2016
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Joyati Das, who co-chaired the General Assembly of Partners’ Children and Youth Constituent Group for Habitat III, shares her reflections on what the conference in Ecuador means for children growing… Read more

Blog: Helping parents in the Netherlands to keep all their plates spinning

Published November 17, 2016
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Parents in countries like the Netherlands often feel like Chinese acrobats performing the tradition of plate-spinning. Read a new blog about an SER report on how parents can be helped… Read more

Foundation's Turkey Representative wins Zero to Three Fellowship

Published November 9, 2016
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Yigit Aksakoglu, the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Turkey Representative, has won a place in the Zero to Three Fellowship Program - a prestigious, three-year course to nurture and support professionals… Read more

Text of the inaugural Rien van Gendt Lecture

Published November 8, 2016

Read the text of Foundations and Society: Sliding Panels, the inaugural Rien van Gendt Lecture - an event created by Fonds 1818 on the occasion of Rien's retirement from their… Read more