Date: 25-02-2021

Launch of two reports from the European Commission’s Early Childhood Education and Care Working Group

After 2 years of work, the European Commission’s Early Childhood Education and Care Working Group, in which the ISSA network was represented and made contributions, organizes an online launch event Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe: a focus on inclusion and staff professionalization on 3 March 2021.

The Working Group was comprised of representatives of ministries responsible for early childhood education and care (ECEC) from nearly every European country, representatives of civil society, and diverse stakeholders. ISSA was among only 8 stakeholders’ organizations selected to participate in the Working Group.

What’s inside the event?

During the launch, two important reports for the field will be introduced:

- the Toolkit for inclusive early childhood education and care and

- the Report on how to recruit, train and motivate well-qualified ECEC staff.

Both reports intend to provide guidance to countries in addressing the most pressing issues related to ECEC staff and inclusive ECEC services, under the broader framework and operationalizing the European Quality Framework on Early Childhood Education and Care. Many country examples, good practices and successful initiatives, some developed in the ISSA Network, are included. Both reports aim to create a better bridge between practice and policy, between governmental and non-governmental efforts and expertise.

During the eventEuropean Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel will be joined by:

  • João Costa, Portuguese Secretary of State of Education
  • Roderic O’Gorman, Irish Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

The event will be held in English. The detailed program can be found here.

How do you join?

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 13:30-15:30 CET

Where: You can watch the event here. You can also follow the event at Erasmus+ on Facebook or on Erasmus+ on Twitter.

Note, no prior registration is required to watch the live stream.

Check the ISSA calendar for more events!