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 of Research and Foresight, was officially presented at significant events in Europe and the United States.
On 11 October 2022, “What Makes Me?” was presented at the European Parliament in Bruxelles, Belgium. This session provided the space for a political debate on how the study results can provide insights into particular EU initiatives addressing early childhood education
and care, such as the European Care Strategy and the revision of Barcelona Targets. These results can contribute to the implementation of the new EU Child Rights Strategy through evidence concerning the abilities that support children’s full and unique expression of their agency and to the implementation of the Child Guarantee by highlighting the conditions that allow all children, including the most vulnerable, to become engaged.
“The “What Makes Me?” report has evidence that children can be nurtured better. We need to act upon this knowledge.” – MEP Dragoș Pîslaru
From the 11 to the 22 October, the report was introduced to professionals, parents and policymakers in the United States, opening the discussion on how to apply the research findings to transform education, allowing each child to develop their unique potential.
“It is not about how smart we are, but about how we are smart” – Dominic Richardson.
It is time to put children at the centre and work for and with them.
Visit the report microsite and download the full report here http://www.unicef-irc.org/what-makes-me