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Date: 24-02-2020

TOY for Inclusion organizes successful event at the EU Parliament

“I strongly believe that social inclusion starts with young children and their eagerness to play,” posts Slovenian MEP Tanja Fajon on Twitter, after the recent Pop-Up Museum she hosted at the European Parliament.

The event was organized by ISSA and ISSA Member International Child Development Initiatives –ICDI. MEPs from other countries, national Parliamentarians and representatives of European networks and NGOs were also present.

The TOY for Inclusion partner organizations, and ISSA Members, from Open Academy Step by Step (Croatia), Association 21 July (Italy), Partners Hungary Foundation (Hungary), Step by Step Centre for Quality in Education (Slovenia), Skola dokoran – Wide Open School n. O. (Slovakia), along with Akromfed from Turkey shared their experiences and key ingredients for success in a lively panel discussion. These included the centrality of the collaboration of different services to better serve the needs of young children and families; the importance of unstructured play in the lives and development of these children; and, the power of relationships between services and families built on trust and respect for diversity.

Read more about the event here.

Photo: ©2020 EU-EP/Emilie GOMEZ