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

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

Poverty up to age 2 worsens school outcomes, finds new Israeli study

Published November 14, 2019

Children who lived in poverty up to age 2 go on to do less well in school, according to new research conducted by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies… Read more

Urban95 presented at urbanization summit in Kartepe

Published November 7, 2019

The Foundation and Urban95 partners in Istanbul presented their Istanbul95 work as a case study at the third annual Kartepe Summit, held by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality in the town of… Read more

New momentum for young children in Istanbul municipal government

Published November 7, 2019

The newly elected Mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu, has launched an initiative to build day care centres in 11 districts. The Mayor acknowledged the support of the Foundation and our… Read more

Video from India’s Ministry of Health on the first 1000 days

Published November 7, 2019

With the Foundation’s support, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare rolled out a video on the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life for healthy brain… Read more