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

Early Childhood Matters 2018: new edition now available

Published June 28, 2018

The 2018 edition of Early Childhood Matters is available now. In it's 20th anniversary edition, it features keynote contributions from the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, on the ‘De… Read more

Moving Minds Alliance launches today

Published June 20, 2018
Moving Minds Alliance

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the the Moving Minds Alliance, which launches today. Moving Minds is a funders collaborative and network convened to… Read more

Bhubaneshwar media reports on Urban95 workshop

Published June 19, 2018

Leading local newspaper Pragativadi reports on an Urban95 workshop in partner city Bhubaneshwar last month, held by BvLF and the Bhubaneswar Development Authority to build the capacity of city planners and government officials on child-friendly interventions. … Read more

Workshop launches Urban95 in Pune

Published June 19, 2018

Urban95 has a new partner city: Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The new partnership between Pune Municipal Corporation and BvLF was launched at a workshop at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) on… Read more

Istanbul maps of children's services now available in English

Published June 13, 2018
Map: Maltepe Municipality, Istanbul.

An interactive map of services for children and families across 39 district municipalities in Istanbul, correlated with data about the child population and socio-economic indicators, is now available to browse in… Read more

Recife’s new legal framework prioritises early childhood

Published June 13, 2018

The city of Recife has passed a new legal framework that establishes early childhood as a cross-sectoral priority, coordinating data on young children and requiring that their perspective be considered in all… Read more

Children play in Rabin Square as Urban95 gathers pace in Tel Aviv-Yafo

Published May 30, 2018

The day after it played host to a concert celebrating Israel’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, at which Netta Barzilai performed her winning song ‘Toy’, Rabin Square in Tel… Read more

Child-Friendly Urban Design project: two new publications

Published May 25, 2018
Child-Friendly Urban Design

Over the last two years we funded the Child-Friendly Urban Design project to explore the role of public space in children’s lives at neighbourhood level in Eindhoven and Jerusalem. Two… Read more

Playing it Safe? BvLF publishes new white paper

Published May 24, 2018
White paper - Playing it safe? - Tim Gill - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation commissioned independent researcher Tim Gill to write Playing it Safe? A global white paper on risk, liability and children’s play in public pace. Drawing on… Read more

Apolitical puts the spotlight on scaling social impact

Published May 24, 2018
Apolitical - Scaling social impact

We have been working with Apolitical, a platform for public servants, on a series of articles about scaling social impact (scaling up programmes for young children and families). You can read… Read more