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

Conference on educational inequality in Israel

Published November 16, 2017
Conference on educational inequality in Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Daniella Ben-Attar, the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Israel Representative, will participate in a conference organised by the Taub Center next Monday entitled Educational Inequality in Israel: From Cradle to University. Read more

BvLF Programme Director speaks at SUN Global Gathering

Published November 15, 2017

Bernard van Leer Foundation Programme Director Cecilia Vaca Jones (pictured to the right of UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake) spoke last week at the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering… Read more

Urban95 walking tour comes to London

Published November 3, 2017

The Urban95 initiative continues to get the message out around the world about making cities healthy and vibrant places where babies, toddlers and their families can thrive. Earlier this week,… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a new Programme Support Officer for Israel

Published October 26, 2017

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a new Programme Support Officer for Israel, to provide administrative support to the Israel Country Representative, perform research and writing tasks on her… Read more

Children’s book launched to mark Istanbul Biennial

Published October 25, 2017
Children’s book launched to mark Istanbul Biennial - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Last week the Foundation launched a children’s book to mark the Istanbul Biennial, a contemporary art exhibition held every two years in Istanbul. We published The Song of the Neighbourhood… Read more

New publication on how to engage young citizens and families in city building

Published October 20, 2017

8 80 Cities set out to compile pioneering examples of inclusive civic engagement processes with families and caregivers with young children; proven strategies to include the perspectives of young children,… Read more

São Paulo Basics brings parenting messages to Brazil’s biggest city

Published October 16, 2017
Sao Paulo Basics

Messages to encourage parents to talk, sing and play with their young children appeared last week on digital advertising hoardings across São Paulo. The messages are adapted from those developed… Read more

Can preschool teachers become parenting coaches?

Published October 13, 2017
Can preschool teachers become parenting coaches? - Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

BvLF has launched an experimental project in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Education to explore this idea. Foundation partner the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education will initially… Read more

BvLF puts children on agenda of Amsterdam "placemaking week"

Published October 12, 2017
Amsterdam Placemaking Week 2017 - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Foundation is sponsoring Placemaking Week, a five-day event organised by the Project for Public Spaces which is currently happening in Amsterdam, to put young children on the agenda. Next… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation brings the perspective of young children and their caregivers to CityLab Paris

Published October 6, 2017
CityLab Paris 2017 - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation will join a community of leading thinkers in Paris for CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges later this month. In partnership with the Aspen Institute,… Read more