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New Toy Safety Tips launched

With the gift-giving season on the horizon, we want to make sure that people are buying safe toys.   That’s why today we’re launching Toy Safety Tips to keep playtime safe and fun! The tips are featured – with a cute bear and rabbit – in the short video below and on a dedicated Toy Safety […]

Announcing #PlayShapes 2022

Ahead of World Children’s Day on November 20, we asked the question “how has play shaped you?” to nine people from the NGO, EU policy and toy industry world. Their answers were insightful and immensely cheering! Check out our Twitter feed and LinkedIn to see what they said.  Play is not a luxury. Like food […]

Toy Industry Celebration in Brussels

7 October, 2022 TIE’s Autumn Celebration was a vibrant and colorful evening bringing together toymakers and the EU community for the first time since the global pandemic. Over 100 people joined the celebration on October 4th at TownHall Europe in the heart of the Brussels EU district.   Opening the evening, Catherine Van Reeth said the […]

Play for Change Awards 2022 – Gold, Silver & Bronze winners revealed

Brussels, 5 October Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is thrilled to announce the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 2022 Play for Change Awards. The winners were announced during a ceremony in Brussels in front of a large audience from the toy industry and the EU policy community. Independent juries composed of experts in […]

The 2022 Play for Change Awards – a word from TIE’s chairman

At a lively evening last night in the heart of Brussels, the winners of the 2022 Play for Change Awards were announced. Toy Industries Europe (TIE), which I chair, organise the awards. Now in their third edition, the pandemic resulted in this year being the first “in-person” ceremony. I can say with confidence that we […]

We are looking for a Junior Policy Officer

Toy Industries of Europe is looking for a Junior Policy Officer 20/09/2022 Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), is looking for a Junior Policy Officer to help represent the interests of reputable toy makers in Europe. If you have a keen interest in EU politics, want to forge a career in public affairs and would speak […]

2022 Play for Change Awards – Finalists announced

Brussels, 20 September 2022 Finalists for European toy awards are announced  Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) today revealed the nominees for the 2022 Play for Change Awards. Nine award entries will be in the running for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Brussels on October 4th. The Play for […]

Online marketplaces issue still falling through the cracks

TIE’s reaction to the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection’s vote on the General Product Safety Regulation The European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) failed to strengthen the Commission’s proposal on the General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), thus failing to increase child safety. Today’s IMCO’s position misses the opportunity to ban […]

Unsafe toys from dishonest sellers still reach our children

Unsafe toys from dishonest sellers still reach our children Toys from illegal, often untraceable, traders were the second most notified product category in the EU’s alert system for dangerous products 97% of alerts for toys were related to manufacturers with no connection to any European toy associations The EU has the strictest toy safety rules […]

Joint industry recommendations on the EU standardisation strategy 

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) has joined 16 other European associations in sharing a set of recommendations on the European Commission’s standardisation strategy. The new strategy, presented by the Commission in February this year, aims to strengthen Europe’s global competitiveness and to ensure standards support the green and digital transitions. The signatories support the ambition of taking a […]