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.

Date: 05-02-2020

TOY for Inclusion to hold event in the European Parliament

On February 19th, 2020, the event will present the project’s success stories of inclusion. There are no children hard to reach, rather there are tailor-made services for children and families.

Date: 15-11-2019

Newly opened Play Hub in Croatia

The new TOY for Inclusion Play Hub is located in Orehovica and is one of two in Croatia. The second one is active in Sisak. 

Date: 29-10-2019

New TOY for Inclusion Play Hub in Rome!

A new mobile TOY for Inclusion Play Hub to be launched into the streets of Rome, Italy.

Date: 03-06-2019

TOY for Inclusion training inspires coordinators of new Play Hubs

Eight candidates to be Play Hubs coordinator attended a three-day training in Croatia. “I felt understood; people accepted me as I am,” said trainee Tatiana Pastorekova.

TOY for Inclusion Toolkit: A step-by-step guide to creating inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs for all generations



TOY for Inclusion Toolkit: A step-by-step guide to creating inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Play Hubs for all generations provides all the necessary conceptual and practical information to enable trainers and practitioners from different sectors to set-up and run non-segregate

Date: 04-10-2018

NEWS - To most Roma Children, it was the first time outside their Settlement

The Know How Centre has worked with Roma communities for the past 6 years. This year's program however was their most successful until now: they managed to motivate and support Roma parents of 29 children to apply for kindergarten.