EDUCAS Toolbox - Wonder and Beauty: Connecting ECEC spaces and educare



EDUCAS Toolbox aims to support coordinators, coaches, trainers, professionals that seek to stimulate professional development paths with ECEC staff with the aim to create child and friendly learning spaces in ECEC centres. 

EDUCAS - Policy recommendations: Strengthening the importance of SPACE and EDUCARE approach



Educating and caring for young children is a big responsibility, challenge and commitment.

EDUCAS - Case Study Italy: The space in mind



Throughout the three years of the EDUCAS project, partners in Belgium (FL), Italy and Lithuania have undertaken a thorough examination of existing visions and methods related to organizing ECEC environments in their

Date: 06-05-2021

The Road of Early Childhood to National Plans for Recovery and Resilience – a successful advocacy effort in Italy

Interview with Giorgio Tamburlini - Director, Centre for Child Health and Development, Italy

Date: 19-04-2021

Do Families Feel “In”… Even When Having to Stay “out”?

EDUCAS project has been an opportunity for the Italian ECEC centers, led by the University of Parma, to reflect on the space in which welcoming moments are now taking place: the entrance door.

The points of view of families, professionals, children



The EDUCAS project planned to start the Continuous Professional Development Paths (CPD) in the three countries involved (Belgium, Lithuania, Italy) with specific focus groups involving families and staff in the ECEC centers partners of the project. The aim of the focus groups has been:

Systemic approach



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;

Date: 28-10-2020

Early Childhood Education and Care Spaces - Children’s Vision

90 children, 3 to 6 years old from Belgium, Italy and Lithuania were asked to draw their favourite space of the school.

Tales on the phone



For young children a phone line has been activated: they can call the line every day from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.00 to listen to fairy tales in Italian and Romanes languages that have a Roma protagonist.

#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.