Civil society organisations call for children’s rights to be prioritized in EU asylum and migration policies

  • ISSA has joined the open letter sent to the European Council and signed by tens of NGO’s, children’s ombudspersons of Europe and the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.
  • Every child should have its rights secured in the European Union, especially those who live in vulnerable situations like asylum seekers or unaccompanied migrant children. 

Training Education Policy Makers in Azerbaijan

  • The Center for Innovations in Education (CIE) has organized a training on policy making for researchers and experts as part of the Education Reform Strategy foreseen by the government.

ISSA’s member in Azerbaijan, the Center for Innovations in Education (CIE), together with the Caucasus Research Resource Center of Azerbaijan have implemented a training on policy making to education experts and researchers  who will take part in the future education reform and policy planning at country level.

New manual for diversification of programs in Serbia

  • The manual and its practicum offer alternative ways to make preschool education accessible to a larger number of children that still remain outside the mainstream system. 
  • Two ISSA full members, the CIP - Center for Interactive Pedagogy from Serbia and VBJK from Belgium, through close collaboration, played a crucial role in the development of the manual and its practicum.

Call for proposals deadline extended

  • The deadline for the submission of proposals for ISSA’s 2014 Conference has been extended to May 30.

In response to the requests received from several participants, ISSA is pleased to inform that the deadline for the submission of proposals has been extended two more weeks. Interested applicants are invited to fill in the form following the guidelines on the conference website. On June 30 the Conference Program Committee will announce the selected proposals.

ISSA presents at the World Bank’s conference

  • The conference took place in Bucharest, Romania, on April 7-8, bringing together close to 250 participants from Europe and Central Asia.

Under the theme Strengthening Early Childhood Education Systems: Investing Early to Ensure Effective Learning, the seventh World Bank Europe and Central Asia Education Conference gathered education experts and policy makers in a learning forum in which ISSA has actively participated.

ISSA welcomes 15 new members

  • The association is proud to receive a large number of new full and affiliate members from different European countries, including Belgium, France, Greece and The Netherlands, thus expanding its presence in Western Europe.

Since the association opened its doors to new members last year, non-profit organizations and research or training centers focusing on early childhood development from all over Europe have applied for membership.

ISSA turns 15!

  • Fifteen years ago, in March 1999, ISSA was founded in The Netherlands and registered as an international membership association focused on Early Childhood Development.

Following the decision taken by the network of Step by Step NGOs during an inaugural Council Meeting in the autumn of 1998 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in March 1999 ISSA was registered in The Netherlands with support from the Open Society Foundations.