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

Urban95 partnership forged with municipality of Tel Aviv

Published February 27, 2017

Young children will become a cross-cutting strategic priority for the city of Tel Aviv, following the finalisation of a partnership between the municipal government and the Bernard van Leer Foundation,… Read more

Journalists to gather in New York for course on early childhood

Published February 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

Job vacancy: Programme Manager - Urban95 (closed)

Published December 13, 2016

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

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

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

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