The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

New Dutch podcast highlights the importance of clean air for young children

Published March 24, 2022

To draw attention to the invisible pandemic of air pollution, we entered into discussions with a number of key figures. In collaboration with Longfonds, we developed a podcast (in Dutch… Read more

Hiring: Programme Administrator Israel

Published March 15, 2022

We are looking for a new Programme Administrator based in Israel who will be responsible for all administrative tasks for the Foundation’s work in Israel. Read more

Pune launches Phase II of Urban95

Published March 11, 2022

Pune has officially launched the second phase of its Urban95 programme, in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Egis India and Egis International. The launch was covered by media… Read more

Tel Aviv launches guide to play streets after successful pilot events

Published March 4, 2022

The municipality of Tel Aviv has launched a new guide to holding play street events (currently available in Hebrew only) in partnership with the Urban95 programme in the city. Play… Read more

Tessa Roseboom’s new book on giving children a solid start

Published March 1, 2022

On 17 February, Tessa Roseboom, Professor of Early Development and Health at Amsterdam University Medical Centre, launched her new book Gelijk Goed Beginnen (Off to a good start). Supported by… Read more

Mini-documentary on cities, children and the need for nature

Published February 22, 2022

Following the launch last year of the documentary The Beginning of Life 2 – Outside (O Começo da Vida 2 – Lá Fora), the filmmakers have made available a series… Read more

Early Childhood Matters 2021 highlights the intersection of climate change and early childhood

Published February 21, 2022

Available now in both English and Spanish, the 2021 edition of the Foundation’s annual journal Early Childhood Matters (Espacio para la Infancia) – The Climate Issue: Caring for children and… Read more

Hiring: Chief Programme Officer (closed)

Published February 18, 2022

We are seeking to appoint a Chief Programme Officer (CPO) who will be responsible for managing an exceptional global team of professionals across 5 countries. Read more

India announces winning cities in Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

Published January 21, 2022

The 10 winning cities of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge in India were announced on Monday 17 January from a first cohort of 25 cities, previously chosen from over 60 applicants. Read more

30 cities form the first cohort of the Urban95 Academy

Published January 20, 2022

100 city leaders have begun the first academic course of the Urban95 Academy, a leadership programme designed to make cities more child-friendly. Read more