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Taking play seriously - Investing in Europe’s Future

Play Associations

There are many associations working to promote the right to play on a international and national level. We have grouped below a few of them. If you are a play association and you would like to be on a website, please contact us at info@toyindustries.eu

The International Play Association (IPA) is an international, non-governmental organization founded in Scandinavia in 1961.

Its purpose is to protect, preserve and promote children’s right to play as a fundamental human right, according to the Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

For more information about IPA check their website.

Right to Play is an international organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, the Organization pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. It operates in over 20 countries, advocating for children’s rights and play.

For more information about Right to Play International check their website

Play Wales is an independent charity funded by the Welsh Government working to raise awareness of children and young people’s need and right to play and to promote good practice at every level of decision making and in every place where children might play.

Play Wales provides advice and guidance to support all those who have an interest in, or responsibility for providing for children’s play so that one day Wales will be a place where we recognise and provide well for every child’s play needs.

For more information about Play Wales check their website.

Play Scotland works to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.

For more information about Play Scotland check their website.