Diversity+ Charter: First steps towards diversity positive services


With the aim to support ECEC settings, leaders and professionals to identify and overcome these challenges, the Diversity+ project has launched the Diversity+ Charter: a set of minimum requirements that ECEC services and institutions have to meet to accommodate different types of diversity and be classified as inclusive and diversity positive (Diversity+).

PARENT European Manual. Promotion, Awareness Raising and Engagement of men in Nurture Transformations


PARENT manual provides insights and guidelines to engage men in nurturing care and transformations. It tackles the issue by reaching out and involving frontline workers from sectors such as health and social service as well as new fathers or fathers to be. 

Date: 08-11-2021

For Our Children has Published “Bulgaria Grows with its Children” Study


Recent European studies show that quality of education and care in the early childhood depends on the presence of a professional and competent workforce. As part of their research on early childhood development, ISSA Member, For Our Children Foundation has conducted a study which focuses on professionals working with young children and their families in the health, education and social systems in Bulgaria.

Health and hygiene interventions targeting Roma families with children aged 0-1 years


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In Macedonia, Governmental prevention programs for reproductive and child health are offered. In those programs, it is also included the program for active protection of the mother and children.

Systemic approach


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During the COVID-19 pandemic, food deprivation of households with young children has emerged as a priority among priorities.

Associazione 21 luglio applied the following method:

1) selecting five formal monoethnic settlements of special emergency housing;
2) carrying out a survey by telephone that highlighted the malnutrition of many children, particularly infants and young children;

Distribution of emergency educational kits for children in remote locations, enrolled in our alternative access to quality early education services, which were interrupted due to the pandemic


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The Trust for Social Achievement Foundation – Bulgaria has been engaged since the onset of the pandemic in Bulgaria in searching for appropriate mechanisms to support the learning process for disadvantaged children, particularly those who face challenges to participate in the online distance learning, as well as those in remote or underserved locations for whom early learning and care programs were interrupted.

We have partnered with several business and with our network of partners from the local communities to provide equipment (laptops, PCs) for children in need. 

PINN - Report of 4th Learning Exchange Visit


The fourth and final International Learning Exchange Visit of the crossnational EU PINN Project, took place virtually on 2, 3 and 4 November 2020. Our goal for this learning exchange visit was to get a better understanding of the role maternity services and parenting support play in prevention and early intervention. The participants and panelists also shared experiences about how COVID-19 is affecting maternity, ECEC, community development and parenting support services and the adaptations that are being made to keep services open for young children’s and their parents’ wellbeing.

Thematic Unit: “What we need to know about coronavirus. How to protect ourselves and our families"


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The materials aim to develop preventive skills of hygiene, behaviors of healthy lifestyle and awareness raising regarding COVID-19 for early childhood educators. The goal is to establish healthy lifestyle routines through age-appropriate thematic studies that can be incorporated in play time and time for reading.

Roma community in Macedonia during the crises with COVID-19


During the pandemic, the NGO “KHAM" Delcevo had an important role to play in raising awareness among the Roma community about how to be protected from COVID-19.  In order to achieve our objectives we implemented online education for pregnant women about going to the Gynecologist and taking care of their children’s physical and mental health. Also, we supported Roma children living in poverty, and families with low income to attend the online education. Finally, we supported Roma families who were affected by the economic crisis to apply for social welfare benefits.

#IStayCamp. Health Conditions, Food Deprivation and Solidarity Problems in the First Days of Lockdown in the Roma Villages of Rome


As soon as the lookdown was declared by the Prime Minister, Associazione 21 luglio conducted a research to monitor the condition of Roma communities living in housing emergency in Rome.

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