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

New publication launched with Arup: The Proximity of Care Design Guide

Published March 22, 2021

Last week the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Arup launched the Proximity of Care Design Guide, developed to support the design and implementation of cost-effective interventions that improve the living… Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Early Childhood Development Specialist (CLOSED)

Published March 16, 2021

We are seeking a passion-driven and motivated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Specialist to join our Knowledge for Policy team. The ECD Specialist will provide advice, support and technical assistance to… Read more

Urban95 begins scaling in Israel with launch in Tira and Beit Shemesh

Published March 9, 2021

Last week we launched an Urban95 programme in a new city in Israel – Tira, a predominantly Muslim city located 30km north-east of Tel Aviv, with population of 27,000. We… Read more

Urban Playground – a new book by Tim Gill

Published March 2, 2021

Last week we hosted a virtual book launch for Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities. The author, Tim Gill, is an independent scholar and advocate on… Read more

India's Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge selects first 25 cities

Published February 19, 2021
Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge - 25 selected cities

A first cohort of 25 cities have been chosen from the 63 that participated in the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge, a nationwide scale-up of our Urban95 work in India in partnership… Read more

Design challenge for Israeli early years centres

Published February 15, 2021

Young architects are being invited to participate in a design competition for Tipat Halav – early years centres – in Israel. “Between the Drops” is a collaboration between the Israeli… Read more

Hiring: Programme Coordinator Refugee Response - Maternity Cover 29 Weeks (CLOSED)

Published February 5, 2021

Join our team as a Programme Coordinator working on our Refugee Response programme and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support strategy (MHPSS) strategy… Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Digital Design Officer (CLOSED)

Published January 29, 2021

We are looking for a creative, and multi-talented visual communicator, to support our knowledge uptake and dissemination efforts. This position provides an opportunity to use design to support the Foundations… Read more

Hiring: Apply to be our Assistant to ExD - Maternity Cover (CLOSED)

Published January 26, 2021

We are looking for an excellent planner and organiser, who will be providing administrative, research, writing and project management support to our Executive Director. … Read more

Hiring: Apply to be our Jordan Representative (CLOSED)

Published January 4, 2021

We are looking for a persuasive partnership builder who will be the main point of contact for all our partners in Jordan, tasked with taking the Foundation’s work in Jordan… Read more