2 April 2019 The Conference Strengthening integration within early childhood systems – why and how? will bring together European and country policy makers and programs implementers to discuss about the rationale for strengthening integration in the early childhood systems and about ways in which it can be achieved. The conference will build on the results and the policy recommendations coming from INTESYS, an Erasmus+ Key Action 3 pilot project implemented in four European countries (Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia),
INTESYS proposed and piloted an innovative Reference Framework and the Toolkit Towards Integrated Early Childhood Systems- Building the Foundations. Both are aimed at supporting the early childhood actors at national/local level in their efforts to increase the cooperation and coordination among early childhood sectors and services, to better serve the young children and their families, especially the most disadvantaged.
The Conference will provide a platform for learning about the achievements and challenges in the four different pilots from quite diverse country contexts, and for discussing what policies at European and national/local level are needed to create a more enabling environment for integration within early childhood systems.