ISSA and UNICEF together training home visitors

CEE/CIS Regional Training of Master Trainers - Training Home Visitors to Support Families for Child Health, Development and Protection

ISSA is pleased to report that in partnership with UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS, two parallel, five-day “Training of Master Trainers in the regional ECD Resource Modules for Home Visitors”, in both Russian and English, were successfully delivered in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.

INTESYS – Together: Supporting vulnerable children through integrated early childhood services

In partnership with Universal Education Foundation (the Netherlands), Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy), Emanuela Zancan Foundation (Italy), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal), Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal), VBJK (Belgium) and Pedagogical Institute (Slovenia), from autumn this year, ISSA will be part of a European consortium to implement a Forward Looking Cooperation Project under the Erasmus+, Key Action 3: Support for policy reform.

ISSA signs call for protection of children’s rights in EU’s migration policy

In a joint statement to European Heads of State, ISSA joins 58 leading organisations in the fields of human rights, child rights, health and social inclusion, including UNICEF, OHCHR to remind them that it is their responsibility and duty to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of every child.

The statement calls for the implementation of the following ten actions:

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17th marks International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the central theme for 2015 is coming together to end poverty and discrimination. The United Nations are using this opportunity to highlight the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, where ending poverty in all its forms everywhere is one of the goals. What changes can we expect in this coming period?

ISSA salutes the world's teachers

On this international day celebrating the work of the world’s teachers, ISSA restates its commitment to strengthening early childhood development by launching a new initiative aimed at empowering the workforce in early years services.  More details coming soon.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein

ISSA shares thoughts on the refugee crisis

  ISSA believes that diversity is a key feature of Europe. As a union of nations founded on the values of respect for human rights and dignity, liberty, equality and democracy the European goal should be to create a society which embraces cultural, ethnic and religious diversity and not a society which closes its doors to making this a reality.