Day 1

Keynote 1
Access to Early Childhood Education and Care: The role of governance

Prof Michel Vandenbroeck, Ghent University, Belgium Abstract and CVFor the presentation, please contact the ICEC Team by email 

Keynote 2
Inequalities in Early Childhood Service use: A matter of policy or individual preferences?

Dr Wim Van Lancker, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Abstract and CVFor the presentation, please contact the ICEC Team byemail.

Inequalities in access to Early Childhood Education and Care at local level - Results of the Equal Access Study from Canada, Germany and Sweden
Dr Antonia Scholz, Britta Menzel, Sabrina Mannebach, International Centre Early Childhood Education and Care (ICEC), German Youth Institute, MunichAbstract and CVsPresentation

How to deal with local inequalities in access?

  • Xenia Roth, Ministry of Education, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Ursula Krickl, German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Berlin
  • Angela Schweers, AWO Bezirksverband Potsdam e.V.
  • Dr Vivianne Vidot, ECEC Planning, Herford
  • Ulrike Kloiber, Bildungshaus Lurup, Hamburg

Content and CVs

Day 2

Local governance and diversity of providers – a field of tension? Lines of segregation from a local perspective
Prof Nina Hogrebe, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)
Abstract and CVPresentation

Description of workshops


'Just' ways into the ECEC system? Allocation of places and local steering
Poster Grafik Recording

Efficient und fair? Governing access through the allocating of ECEC places in Sweden
Linda Ekstrand, Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden
Abstract and CVPresentation

Redesign of childcare allocation procedures – Comparing approaches and

Dr Joachim Fiebig, Local Government Association for Youth and Social (KVJS), Baden Württemberg
Abstract and CVPresentation
Tobias Riehm, Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
Abstract and CVPresentation

Needs-based-provision through networking? Approaches in developing integrated services
Poster Grafik Recording

Integrated working in the ECEC context: Local examples from different countries
Dr Hester Hulpia, Centre for Innovation in the Early Years (VBJK), Gent, Belgien
Abstract and CVFor the presentation, please contact the ICEC Team byemail.

The German Federal Programme on ECEC access (Kita-Einstieg): Evaluation and local practice
Maike Hoeft, Paderborn University
Christiane Börühan, AWO Berlin Spree-Wuhle e.V.
Abstract and CVsPresentation


Affordable and socially fair? Different approaches of financing ECEC
Poster Grafik Recording

Overcoming financial access barriers through subsidies? Approaches of the Canadian ECEC system
Martha Friendly, Childcare Resource and Research Unit, Toronto, Canada
Abstract and CVFor the presentation, please contact the ICEC Team byemail.

Needs-based allocation of resource in ECEC - Examples from North-Rhine-Westphalia.
Dr Katarina Groth und Dr Kristine Blatter, German Youth Institute, Germany
Abstract and CVsPresentation

Results and opportunities at local level:

  • Prof Sabine Bollig, University Trier
  • Daniela Kobelt Neuhaus, Karl Kübel Foundation for Child and Family, Bensheim
  • Dr Ludovica Gambaro, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin

Content und CVs