In response to the political and social revolutions that shook Europe in 1989, education and early childhood systems in the region embarked on an extended period of reform and innovation, drawing together ideas, evidence and practices from around the world. In the process, early childhood services have changed dramatically. ISSA's 2014 conference brought together more than 400 practitioners, researchers, experts and policy makers to explore the transformation of early childhood services over the previous 25 years by looking at the challenges of articulating such services that both fulfil the rights of all children and their families, and empower early childhood professionals and paraprofessionals as agents of social change.
The conference marked the 20th anniversary of the Open Society Foundations' Step by Step Program and the 15th anniversary of ISSA.
Presentations from the Keynote speakers can be downloaded here.