The general objective is to support civil society influence over reconciliation process and cohesion through education in early years in the Balkan region and Europe. It will develop a sustainable Balkan Region Network of civil society organisations concerned with young children and promoting acceptance of others and respect for diversity; develop sustainable country level networks of civil society organisations promoting acceptance of others and respect for diversity through early childhood education (ECD) in the Western Balkan region countries; and will link country level networks and the PRECEDE Network of civil society organisations with the International Network for Young Children in Conflict and Post-conflict Countries.
This project is funded by the European Union - Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) Civil Society Facility (CSF). The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.
Three staff members from Early Years travelled to Macedonia in August 2015 as part of the PRECEDE project to deliver the fifth round of training on piloting the International Toolkit – Clionagh Boyle, Programmes Manager, Mary O’Reilly, International Team Lead, Noletta Smyth, EYS Western Area are joined by Dragi Zmijanac, Executive Director and Founder of the First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi and Katerina Koneska, Program Manager, First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi.
Below: Clionagh Boyle – Early Years Programmes Manager was interviewed and appeared on Macedonian TV speaking on the development and implementation of the International Toolkit.