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04 Dec 2019
A primary school replaced homework in December with 'acts of kindness'. The aim is to spread the true meaning of Christmas by practising kindness for friends, family and the community. Participants have to do something nice to brighten someone’s day...
22 Nov 2019
According to the WHO, 80% of the children around the world are not taking enough physical exercises. The recommendation would be an hour a day. The inactivity affects their health, brain development and social skills negatively. However, this ...
14 Nov 2019
Growing inequality affects children’s access to healthcare and education; poverty continues to remain persistently high among children (24%), compared to the adult population (22%). Despite this, the European Semester – the European framework for...
05 Nov 2019
Éva László, a lecturer at the Hungarian Institute of Sociology and Social Work at the BBTE, gave a lecture to parents and educators on how to inform your child about sexual abuse, as part of the Sunflower program of the János Zsigmond Unitarian...
23 Oct 2019
A  report from the Education Select Committee in the UK warned that the government is failing children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). In 2014, a new reform aimed to improve the situation of these children and their families...
29 Aug 2019
In 2015, the government of Finland changed the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care, enabling municipalities to restrict the individual entitlement to early childhood education and care to 20 hours per week. This was a cost saving mechanism...
14 Aug 2019
How often do you hug your child? Research at Duke University tracked 500 participants through the age of 30. Research has shown that the children who were treated lovingly by their parents in their early years became happier and more balanced in...
11 Jul 2019
Diageo Hungary introduced a new family-friendly policy on July 1, that allows parents (mothers or fathers) to qualify for up to 26 weeks of paid leave in their child's first year. According to Gábor Zeisler, CEO of Diageo, the majority of its...
25 Jun 2019
On 3 and 4 June, Education Ministers from the Western Balkans gathered in Belgrade for the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training, organised yearly by DG EAC. This year, the chosen topic for discussion was...
03 Jun 2019
The Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children (NBU), and the Reflective Learning Bulgaria Association have created a training tool for the ‘Firefly’ project, developed by SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria in partnership with SOS Children'...

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