Creating a Functioning Model of Stakeholders Collaboration in Municipalities with Romani Communities

A functioning model for multi-stakeholders collaboration at municipality level to work with Romani communities is developed to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants towards marginalized Roma communities and to build the capacity of local authorities and Roma community representatives to develop and implement policies and public services that are inclusive of all, including Roma.

The initiative does this by:

Flexibility in childcare

This book is one of the main outputs from the PACE (Providing Access to Childcare and Employment) project. This European project tested new models of making childcare and employment more accessible for families living in vulnerable conditions, at distance from childcare and employment, including single parent families, families with a non-European background, a low education level and low income. When parents want to start an education, training or a route towards employment, they often have barriers to address, including health, housing, mobility and language barriers.

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. The guide is designed for practitioners and local authorities. It can assist them in the implementation of community-based ECEC services for Romani and other children to improve social cohesion.

Happy Young Learners: Psychosocial well-being of Young Children in Ethiopia: Research study

Happy young learners: Psychosocial well-being of young children in Ethiopia report presents the findings and recommendations of a research and practice project about the psychosocial well-being of five year-old children. It took place between 2016 and 2018 in two regions in Ethiopia: Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). It consisted of: 1) a research study, 2) a programme to improve the quality of four preschools in the study areas, and 3) the making of a short documentary film called ‘Happy young learners in Ethiopia’.

National Guidelines for the Inclusion of Roma Children and their Parents

The Slovenian National Guidelines for the inclusion of Roma children and their parents into preschool programs are aimed at kindergarten and municipalities as decision makers in the field of early childhood education.




Early Childhood Development in Bulgaria: A Study on Systems Supporting Early Childhood Development

This research study from Bulgaria documents how healthcare, social, and education systems in the country organize and encourage early childhood development.

Date: 27-11-2018

INTERVIEW - Lieve De Bosscher: ‘In Belgium, We need to address the Split System’

Blessed with the opportunity to speak face to face with so many people from our member organizations at the Annual Council meeting, we took the opportunity to sit down and ask how things are truly going. In the professional atmosphere and on a bigger scale.

Date: 10-10-2018

NEWS - Designing the Framework for Good Practices

A Peer Learning Activity to reinforce quality education in Kosovo.

A Systemic Approach to Quality in Early Childhood Services for Children from 3 to 10 Years of Age

The power of early childhood education and care (ECEC) interventions in transforming the lives of very young children is highly dependent on the quality of the services provided. More recently, evidence has increased the focus on the value of process quality as determinant of the outcomes.

Date: 01-10-2018

NEWS - First Lady of Ukraine opens Inclusive Education Forum

Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation and the International Renaissance Foundation are at the very heart of the National School Reform program.