Date: 20-03-2024

Kazakhstan Embraces Inclusion with a TOY for Inclusion Round Table Meeting

ISSA Member in Kazakhstan hosted an online round table marking the country's commitment to inclusive education and community integration.

Date: 28-09-2023

ISSA Members provide insight into the TOY for Inclusion approach and methodology

ISSA Connects for Learning 2023 kicked off with the TOY for Inclusion project results presented by ISSA Member International Child Development Initiatives.

Date: 17-04-2023

Play Hubs: nonformal ECEC supporting young Ukrainian children in Slovakia and Hungary

From February 2022, 8 million Ukrainian refugees were registered across Europe. Forty percent of these refugees are children.

Date: 31-03-2022

TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs benefit thousands in 2021

A monitoring and evaluation report released by the TOY for Inclusion consortium shows 4,536 people participated in activities organized by the Play Hubs in 2021.

Date: 15-02-2022

Associazione 21 Luglio Brings a Mobile Play Hub to Community Meeting Spots in Rome

As part of their work to fight educational poverty and create growth opportunities from a young age, Associazione 21 Luglio have created two Play Hubs in Rome for children aged zero to three years and their families.

Date: 15-12-2021

Wide Open School: "Learning from ISSA Network is a Huge Added Value of our Membership"

ISSA Member in Slovakia Wide Open School is an open non-profit organization focused on community development and lifelong learning in socially disadvantaged groups with an emphasis on families, especially with children in early age, and with an a

TOY to Share, Play to Care: Impact Evaluation and Policy Recommendations Executive Summary

TOY to Share, Play to Care is a two-year project (January 2019 – January 2021) that builds on previous work undertaken by International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI), a Netherlands-based non-governmental organization.

Together Old and Young

The purpose of the Together Old and Young (TOY) Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and to create new possibilities for older adults and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’ company. People are living longer but older adults and young children are having less and less contact with each other. Parents and grandchildren are migrating to cities and countries far away from grandparents. For many grandparents, it is also sometimes difficult to keep in touch with grandchildren.

What works guide: ECEC Play Hubs - a first step towards integration

This guide documents the promising practices of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs, which support integration of Roma at local level. The practices and the accompanying recommendations are based on the evidence from the TOY for Inclusion project piloted in seven countries.

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.