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September 2019

Play – setting children up to #beactive for life

25/09/2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Participants take a child's eye view look at the world

As an official partner of the European Commission’s European Week of Sport, Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) put play in the spotlight with a round table discussion to talk about play’s role in setting children up to #beactive for life. In the face of the EU’s worsening inactivity crisis, it is vital to get EU citizens moving at a young age. Play is an essential part of the solution. As well as being beneficial to children’s health, well-being and development,…

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November 2019

Taking play seriously: investing in Europe’s future

05/11/2019 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
European Parliament, Wiertzstraat 60
Brussels, 1047 Belgium
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Despite the recognised benefits of children’s play, it is increasingly under threat – a worrying fact that the United Nations highlighted in early 2013. With this in mind, MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt hosted an event in the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 May, ‘Taking play seriously: investing in Europe’s future’, to focus on the importance of play for children’s well-being, development and education. The event was kick-started by Fredrik Härén, a leading expert and author on creativity, who…

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