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Upcoming and Previous Events

Here you will find updates of our upcoming events, news about our foundation and activities as well as reporting of our previous events. At each item you have the opportunity to receive more information or to subscribe for the upcoming events. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our events!

22/12/2022

October was an important month for the learning for Well-being Foundation. The “What Makes Me?” report on Core Capacities for Living and Learning, the result of the 3-year research done alongside the Fetzer Institute and UNICEF Innocenti – Global Office...

22/12/2022

‘Global Voices’ is a global project developed by ACT2gether for young people aiming to allow people from various backgrounds and with different lived experiences to share their perspectives and talk about the issues that matter most to them.  Launched in...

22/12/2022

The end of 2022 is an opportunity to reflect on how far ACT2gether has come in the different sites. ACT2gether Latin America and its work in Bolivia is a successful example of how hard work pays off and how important...

22/12/2022

During 2022 ACT2gether Netherlands has been working hard to make 2getherLAND Netherlands a reality.  It is a pleasure to announce that for the first time in the Netherlands, young people and adults will have the opportunity to experience 2getherLAND in...

22/12/2022

Fighting social inequality in Germany with an intergenerational approach was the core theme of the second 2getherLAND camp, organised by Bertelsmann Stiftung and its partners in May this year. More than 170 children, teenagers and adults came together for a...

22/12/2022

Each ACT2gether site responds to the needs expressed by  children and young people living locally. In this sense, ACT2gether Palestine has developed diverse projects and activities in 2022. By forming alliances to guarantee access for children to sports activities, working...

22/12/2022

In today’s schooling system, test performance is replacing the very purpose of education. Students engage in school activities to pass tests, and learning becomes secondary. In addition, when teachers are judged based on student test scores, teaching is reduced to...

04/10/2022

The Netherlands ACT2gether Netherlands is looking for new members to join their Youth Team ACT2gether Netherlands is looking for – Dutch speaking – young people (aged 16 to 23) based in the Netherlands to join their Youth Team. The ACT2gether...

04/10/2022

In Bolivia, the legislation sets up the guidelines to implement participation spaces so that children’s voices and needs are taken into account and so they can express their desires and work towards improving their communities. These spaces start at ground...

04/10/2022

On Friday, the 23rd of September, 130 participants of all ages gathered in a ceremony organised by ACT2gether Palestine in Ramallah. This event was the closing ceremony of the peer-to-peer education training held over the past two months for the...

04/10/2022

Educational Evaluation For Well-Being: Personal, Relational, And Global Webinar  A warm invitation to educational thinkers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the challenges of the current assessment paradigm and to explore the potential of an innovative orientation to education, one that...

04/10/2022

“What Makes Me?” Report Launches in 2022 European Launch The What Makes Me? report shares the results of a 3-year research study led by UNICEF Research – Innocenti, the Learning for Well-being Foundation, and the Fetzer Institute. The report names...

04/10/2022

In a collaboration with the International Step by Step Association, we hosted a 2-part online Peer Learning activity exploring the concept of core capacities and its implications in early childhood education and care.  The first part was dedicated to presenting...

04/10/2022

From the 16th to the 18th of September, the intergenerational Board of the Learning for Well-being Foundation held a 2 day Strategy Board meeting to have deeper discussions on the  direction of the Foundation and envision its future. Our Chair...

16/06/2022

Last month, children and adults spent a beautiful day at the Intergenerational Forum for Citizen Participation, a space for reflection between authorities, child leaders, teachers, parents, and civil society actors. Filled with energy everyone could work together interactively to identify...

16/06/2022

Let me present myself, my name is Carolina Ledezma, and I am the Communications Director at the Learning for Well-being Foundation, and I am based in Bolivia. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate at 2getherLAND Germany...

16/06/2022

2getherLAND, one of the main components of the ACT2gether initiative, stewarded by the Learning for Well-being Foundation, designed to create an experiential opportunity that acts as a catalyst for children’s participation in any region by gathering a community of allies,...

16/06/2022

ACT2gether Palestine keeps building networks to work on children’s well-being During the first days of June, ACT2gether Palestine signed a memorandum of understanding with The Palestinian Child institute / An-Najah National University, which cares for children with special needs and...

16/06/2022

Between 29th May and 1st June, I had the great opportunity to attend the Philea Forum with the Learning for Well-being Foundation, alongside 18 incredible and diverse young changemakers. The Youth Pre-Meeting, co-facilitated by Learning for Well-being’s Director Child Participation...

16/06/2022

Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea) gathers many foundations, philanthropic organisations, and networks in over 30 countries that work for the common good. Among the many actions Philea pulls forward, the Philea Forum is one of the most important; it allows members...

08/04/2022

Germany Meeting of the A2G-youth experts to plan the 2GETHERLAND-Camp! Only a few weeks are left until the German 2GETHERLAND camp kicks off from 1st to 6th of May 2022!   Preparations are in full swing. An in-person meeting with...

08/04/2022

Children from Palestine participated in the presentation of a child-friendly version of the annual report to the Human Rights Council On March 12th, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, presented and...

07/04/2022

Children and young people are agents of social change with the ability to become leaders and positively transform their communities. Und er this conviction, last November, Educo Bolivia and Act2gether Latin America, in alliance with the Kolibrí International Festival for...

07/04/2022

During 2013 and 2018, The Learning for Well-being Foundation was an active partner (in collaboration with the Caux Foundation and IoFC France) in the implementation of  CATS (Children as Actors for Transforming Society) Conference. L4WB-F participated in 6 conferences, where...

07/04/2022

The vision of the L4WB-F is to promote inclusive and supportive societies where everyone realises their unique potential throughout their life, focusing on supporting environments and processes that allow individuals and groups to develop as competent systems.    This vision...

02/03/2022

The Netherlands   Act2gether Youth Netherland’s first discussion   On Thursday, the 3rd of March, Act2gether Netherlands will hold its first Act2gether NL Youth Discussion!    The main aim is to have an informative discussion where the possible future A2G NL...

02/03/2022

‘Global Voices’ is a project developed by ACT2gether Youth for young people globally. It aims at allowing people from different backgrounds to share their perspectives and talk about the issues that matter most to them, providing safe spaces to raise...

02/03/2022

The ‘Art Sessions’ were created to allow all ages to come together to do something fun, learn something new, and most importantly, reconnect in times of isolation. In 2021, ACT2gether ran four successful editions from painting like Mondrian to writing...

02/03/2022

Matafuegos is an animated series created in 2020 aimed at raising awareness among teenagers and young people on the impact of forest fires. It also tackles several environmental issues that challenge our societies by sharing preventive actions and valuable information...

02/03/2022

The European Council for Steiner Waldorf education gathered together with their representatives around Europe in an online session to plan for 2022. Delegates shared recent developments in their countries, updated each other on their work in different thematic working groups,...

04/02/2022

Palestine ACT2gether Palestine: starting 2022 with enthusiasm    A2G Palestine and its advisory children group started the new year with activism and enthusiasm. Their main hope for 2022 is to have a year full of activities focused on reducing the...

04/02/2022

  After two years of effort, we can celebrate this achievement! Last December, the Plurinational Committee for Children and Adolescents in Bolivia was formed. It is the highest form of representation of children at a national level. Having this means...

04/02/2022

The exploration of core capacities emerged years ago, from the work of Linda O’Toole, senior fellow and researcher from The Learning for Well-being Foundation, with processing patterns and individual differences. The capacities were instruments to explore subtle differences in how...

04/02/2022

In 2016, the then Director General of Education in the European Commission invited select civil society organisations to provide policymakers with inspiring stories that would illustrate that educational systems in Europe can change for the better.   The Learning for...

13/12/2021

Since 2019, The Learning for Well-Being Foundation, the European Council of Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) and the Hungarian Waldorf Federation took the challenge to work on the project “Personalised and Formative Assessment Practices Supporting School and Learner Development” as part...

10/12/2021

On Thursday the 9th of December on a virtual Policy Panel Discussion at the WISE Summit, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and The Fetzer institute and The Learning for Well-being Fundation,  released What Makes Me, a report built on...

08/10/2021

On September the 30th, we held a meeting with the Learning for Well-Being Foundation family to talk about something that touches our hearts and drives us to work for a better society: CORE CAPACITIES.   The meeting took about two...

02/07/2021

We are delighted to be able to share our Interactive Annual Report for 2020.   There is no doubt that 2020 will be a year to remember, exceptional in almost every way, and even with all its challenges we have...

19/06/2021

Representing the L4WB Foundation, our Director of Development and ACT2gether Latin America, Maria Paz was elected to the Child Rights Connect Executive Committee    In its call for nomination of new candidates to stand for election to the ExCo, the...

19/06/2021

[Project Summary] The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) establishes economic, social, cultural, civil, political, and participation rights of persons under 18 years. Since its adoption in 1989, it has been ratified by 196 countries. As an...

17/06/2021

The “new normal” is for all ages — Luis Manuel Pinto &Daniel Kropf The pandemic revealed the colours of the embedded ageism in our societies. Children and older adults— two edges of the age spectrum—have been the most impacted by...

07/06/2021

How can the path towards gender equality take in consideration the role of children? How can children’s rights, and in particular, child participation, be a vehicle for creating gender equality? These were some of the questions explored in a joint...

14/05/2021

The Learning for Well-being Foundation launched a social media campaign on human core capacities. Core capacities are abilities that we use every day in order to explore and connect with ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. These...

28/03/2021

“When it comes to supporting the rights of children and addressing the harsh consequences of the pandemic, philanthropic organisations also play a key role. Already today, many foundations contribute actively to the well-being and support of children – and this...

26/03/2021

The EU Strategy on Children’s Rights was developed in consultation with 10,000 children, it includes actions and recommendations targeting the EU, Member States and the private sector. It will provide the framework for EU action to better promote and protect...

15/09/2020

The presentation at our last Qoc meeting has been given by Professor Dr. Mathias Urban, who holds the Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at Dublin City University.  He presented the ‘OECD’s International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study (IELS). Is this the way forward...

18/12/2019

  2getherLAND Online is a  campaign to promote partnership between children and adults for fairness and sustainability using different social media and virtual platforms in order to overcome  physical distancing and still create together. In this campaign we aim to...

17/12/2019

A big thank you to the EFC for allowing us to present Act2gether and be part of the kick off meeting of their Children’s Thematic Network! The new EFC Children’s Thematic Network kicks off with an exploratory meeting looking at...

10/10/2019

Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament, on Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 “Our last Qoc meeting at the Parliament welcomed Marshall Marcus, the founder and the chairman of the Sistema Europe https://www.sistemaeurope.org This organisation gathers volunteer musical teachers, children and young...

10/10/2019

Brussels, 13 September 2019 Measuring what matters — according to Learning for Well-being perspectives — is essential for well-being, including for school children.  Too often, however, standardized assessment in schools undermines children’s well-being rather than enabling each child to develop...

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