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

Cities invited to apply for "Streets for Kids" training and funds

Published February 1, 2019
Global Designing Cities Initiative - Urban95

Applications are now open for cities to join the Streets for Kids programme, part of NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative. Twelve global cities will be selected to receive either technical… Read more

Job Vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Senior Lead, Advocacy & Communications (closed)

Published January 29, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Senior Lead, Advocacy & Communications who will work closely with the Knowledge for Policy Director and the rest of the Management Team. More… Read more

Job Vacancy: BvLF is recruiting an Executive Assistant (closed)

Published January 29, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting an Executive Assistant. More information on the vacancy and how to apply can be found here. Read more

Urban95-inspired masters programme to launch in Turkey

Published January 28, 2019
Urban95-inspired masters programme to launch in Turkey - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Kadir Has University in Istanbul will launch a new Masters Programme in City and Children Studies in spring 2019, funded by the Foundation and informed by our Urban95 work in… Read more

Lima launches Urban95 course for public officials

Published January 14, 2019
Lima launches Urban95 course for public officials - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Municipality of Lima has set up a training programme in creating friendly, stimulating and safe public spaces, in collaboration with the Foundation’s Urban95 programme. Aimed at public officials of… Read more

Pune "smart footpath" to include kids' zone

Published January 11, 2019

The Times of India reports that Urban95 partner city Pune will turn a section of footpath along a main road into a zone for young children, including a play area,… Read more

Apolitical launches newsfeed on early childhood policy

Published December 21, 2018

Apolitical has launched its ‘early childhood global policy topic’, a newsfeed dedicated to early childhood policy on their global peer-to-peer platform, with BvLF’s support. Here policymakers and their partners can… Read more

Learning from experience: Historical Cases available now

Published December 13, 2018

As a foundation, how can we achieve lasting policy impact in a country? We decided to look for inspiration by examining previous experiences, in countries where we worked for many… Read more

Tel Aviv turns parking lot into children’s play area

Published December 6, 2018

Young children in Tel Aviv have a new play area, incorporated into a former parking lot which the city muncipality has transformed into a community space featuring greenery and trees. Read more

New phase in learning from the Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme

Published December 6, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Amsterdam’s Public Health Service (GGD, in its Dutch acronym) have entered a new phase in their cooperation. BvLF and the GGD have been working… Read more