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

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

Why walking is so good for parents, toddlers and the cities where they live

Published November 8, 2016

In 1950, 30 percent of the world’s people lived in cities. Today, that figure is 50 percent. By 2050, nearly 7 in 10 will live in cities. Read the rest… Read more

Child-friendly Bhubaneswar a World Smart City Awards finalist

Published November 7, 2016

According to The Times of India, Bhubaneswar has been selected as a finalist in the World Smart City Awards, becoming the first Indian city to compete on this global stage. Read more

Blog: "Smiley Brick": an initiative to brand child-friendly brick kilns

Published November 7, 2016

Read a new blog by Aide et Action on the "smiley brick" initiative in India. Bricks are being stamped with smileys to show that they originate from a kiln which… Read more