TOY for Inclusion inspires children in Belgium!

May 4, 2018 | toyproject

Playing, reading and drawing is highly beneficial for the development of young children. In this video we see learning activities organized in Ghent, Belgium, by the Centre for Innovation in the Early Years (VBJK) within the TOY for Inclusion project.

Not much to celebrate: Roma children’s discrimination starts early in life

April 8, 2018 | toyproject

Today, 8th April, is International Roma Day.  It is a day marked to celebrate Romani history, culture, language and aspirations. While we praise the intentions and the efforts behind this initiative, we must conclude that there is not much to celebrate. The Roma are still one of Europe’s most disadvantaged groups: they are highly discriminated against and suffer from negative stereotypes, high levels of poverty and unemployment, poor education and deprivation. 35.7% of Roma population is under 15, and the discrimination and marginalization Roma suffer has a big detrimental effect on children in terms of their rights, development, and possibilities for their future. >> Read more

TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs launched in 7 European countries

February 5, 2018 | toyproject

TOY for Inclusion is delighted to announce that new Play Hubs for young children, families and adults have opened this month in Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Slovakia. Our Play Hubs are safe education and care spaces where relationships between Roma and non-Roma young children and their families are built. TOY inspired intergenerational activities are part of the programme being offered in all the Play Hubs. >> Read more


December 15, 2017 | toyproject

TOY for Inclusion aims to support the integration of Romani children, families and the older generations in their communities. We are proud to announce that over 110 professionals in 6 countries have been trained in the first project year.
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TOY for Inclusion and the EU debate on Roma Inclusion

December 1, 2017 | toyproject
TOY EU Platform

Our project TOY for Inclusion seems to be tackling some very important issues related to Roma children’s access to early childhood education and care. Most of these issues, unfortunately, are not so central to the political debate at European level.  >> Read more