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

Bernard van Leer Foundation at the World Urban Forum 2020 – Abu Dhabi, 8–13 February

Published February 7, 2020

The Bernard van Leer Foundation will be at the World Urban Forum next week to share knowledge and ideas around designing cities that help rather than hinder a child’s development. Read more

New publications in Turkish on low-cost healthy eating for families

Published February 6, 2020

More than 200,000 copies of a seven-part Nutrition Guide for Pregnant Women, Newborns and Babies are being distributed to families in the cities of Istanbul and Izmir. Commissioned by the… Read more

Leadership changes at the Van Leer Group

Published February 5, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Van Leer Group, I am delighted to announce that as of December 1st, 2019, Michael Feigelson has been appointed as the… Read more

Hiring: We're seeking an Assistant to Executive Director (CLOSED)

Published January 31, 2020

Are you a client orientated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills and at least three years of work experience? Are you interested in working for an organisation is… Read more

The publication 'Playground Ideas for 0–3 years' is now available in Spanish

Published January 15, 2020

This guide shares practical ideas for designing playgrounds that work for children aged 0-3 and their caregivers. It outlines the functions play equipment should serve, such as providing places to… Read more

Hiring: We’re seeking our new Knowledge for Policy Director (CLOSED)

Published January 14, 2020

We’re looking for an experienced leader who has worked on urban initiatives at scale and led the development of knowledge resources. Based in our head office in The Hague, our… Read more

Hiring: We're seeking our new Lead, Knowledge Uptake & Communications (CLOSED)

Published December 24, 2019

We’re looking for an experienced, creative, collaborative, organised and politically savvy communications and content strategist and manager to join our team in a new role: the Lead, Knowledge Uptake and… Read more

Highlights from our first ever Urban95 Festival

Published December 20, 2019

Earlier this month, over eighty elected city leaders, planners, designers, thinkers and public servants from around the world gathered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to celebrate and learn about the work… Read more

Colombian media report on Urban95 initiative in Bogotá

Published November 22, 2019

Colombian news outlet El Tiempo has published a feature (in Spanish) reporting on the Urban95 intervention in La Acacia, in the Ciudad Bolívar region of Bogotá. It explains how members… Read more

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts hosts conversations on early childhood, culture and arts

Published November 19, 2019

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) last month organised a two-day series of conversations on early childhood development, culture and arts, bringing together cultural professionals from Turkey, Albania,… Read more