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Promoting child development and wellbeing

The CARE project identifies key issues and questions
regarding European Early Childhood education
and care for which effective policy measures
and instruments should be developed.

Welcome to the CARE project

CARE is a collaborative project funded by the European Union to address issues related to the quality, inclusiveness, and individual, social, and economic benefits of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Europe.


2016.05.30 |

New UNICEF report on 'Fairness for Children'

UNICEF has recently published the Innocenti Report Card 13 Children in the Developed World: Fairness for Children - A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries. This Report Card presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation…

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Thu 06 Oct
00:00-00:00 | Lisbon, Portugal
Final CARE meeting – policymakers, invitation only
The final working conference of CARE will take place at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa on 6-7 October 2016. Participants are CARE researchers, European policy makers and invited external experts from the participating countries.
Thu 10 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Berlin, Germany
Different ways, one goal? International approaches to quality regulation and assurance in early childhood
International conference organised by the International Center Early Childhood Education and Care (ICEC).
Tue 22 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Porto, Portugal
EAPRIL Conference 2016
Challenges of the Digital Era for Education, Working and Learning: Researchers and Practitioners in Dialogue.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613318.

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