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

Photographers: apply for assignment for exhibition in global health event (closed)

Published October 15, 2018

We are looking for three to five photographers who will be available next month (November) to arrange and shoot a series of photographs on a day in the life of… Read more

Apolitical launches newsfeed on Smart Cities and Urban Planning

Published October 2, 2018

Apolitical has launched a newsfeed on Smart Cities and Urban Planning with BvLF's support. It features case studies, analyses and opinion pieces on what’s working around the world as cities… Read more

São Paulo invites families’ feedback on early childhood plan

Published October 1, 2018
São Paulo invites families’ feedback on early childhood plan - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Last week the city of São Paulo held events across the city to get input from parents and children into the design of a municipal plan for early childhood. The… Read more

Criança Feliz state coordinators graduate from capacity-building course

Published September 27, 2018

Coordinators of the Criança Feliz (Happy Child) programme from 23 of Brazil’s 26 states have graduated from a five-month course in early childhood public policy and management at Insper. Read more

'Promising Start' action programme invests in the first 1000 days in The Netherlands

Published September 12, 2018
actieprogramma Kansrijke Start - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Every child deserves the best possible start of his or her life and an optimal chance of a good future. The first 1000 days are crucial for a good start. Read more

Urban95 partnership launches in Boa Vista, Brazil

Published August 30, 2018

Teresa Surita, the mayor of Boa Vista, has publicly launched our Urban95 partnership in the city. You can read more about the event in the media outlets Globo and Roraima… Read more

ISSA publishes new study on urban spaces to support parents

Published August 29, 2018

“Comparative Global Study of Urban Spaces to Support Parents” is a new report by the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), commissioned and funded by BvLF to inform our Urban95… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Representative for Brazil (closed)

Published August 23, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Representative for Brazil who serves as the Foundation’s primary point of contact in the country for partnership development and advocacy by consistently expanding… Read more

Journalists: apply for three-day course on children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Amman, Jordan

Published August 15, 2018

Are you a journalist interested in learning more about the consequences of the refugee crisis for young children’s brain development, emotional and cognitive growth, academic potential, and economic trajectory, as… Read more

CityLab kicks off series of articles on raising families in the city

Published August 9, 2018

Over the coming year BvLF is funding the Atlantic Group’s CityLab, one of the world’s leading media outlets covering urban issues, to produce an in-depth series of 10 articles under… Read more