Child development expert Dr Amanda Gummer has spent 20 years analysing the toys, games and activities that truly make a difference to how children engage with the world. Dr Gummer is a judge in the Future Skills category at this year’s Play for Change Awards, organised by Toy Industries of Europe. We asked her about […]
Sanjay Luthra Chairman of Toy Industries Europe and MD EMEA Mattel Despite the uncertainties we currently face in the world around us, one of the things I am sure of is the continued importance of play in children’s lives. Play is an essential part of daily life for children – and often adults – during […]
The TIE Play for Change Awards are now open for entries! Toy makers, are you going the extra mile to protect the planet, encourage kids’ respect for one another or invest in the skills they need to help them succeed in the future? Are you a player for positive change? Share your vision with us […]
Why toys should lead the way in making the world a better place by Sanjay Luthra, Chairman of the Toy Industries of Europe and MD EMEA Mattel.
TIE’s first Play for Change Awards will celebrate toy makers that improve the future for children and the planet.
Are you looking to gain professional experience in EU policy making? Can you communicate engagingly with a wide range of audiences on subjects covering everything from technical toy safety standards to the importance of play? Do you have the ability to think on your feet and respond quickly to challenging developments? Do you know your […]
A new deal for standardisation Harmonised standards help make sure toys sold in the single market are safe for children to play with and there is a level playing field for business across the EU. That’s why TIE has signed a joint industry statement calling on the EU Commission to ensure a well-run system that […]
Making sure the EU’s 80 million children can (safely) enjoy the magic of play is at the heart of everything TIE and its members do. As studies show, regular play is vital for children’s development, health and wellbeing. Through play children learn the skills needed to navigate the adult world. For kids themselves, the best […]
With Christmas fast approaching, many people are turning to online marketplaces to do their shopping for the holiday season. These platforms are very convenient to use, and offer a great choice of products. However, if you are buying toys, don’t forget that online marketplaces are not required to screen third-party sellers before allowing them to […]
Today, ministers responsible for employment, social affairs, health and consumer policy from across the EU met to discuss the Economy of Wellbeing. The idea is that, if you put citizen’s wellbeing at the centre of policy and decision making, and make sure people enjoy their fundamental rights and reach their full potential, then the economy […]
Today’s World Standards Day reminds us how important standards are for TIE’s members. For reputable toy manufacturers, safety will always be the top priority and we need standards as practical tools to help us deliver on that promise of safety. Standardisation guides the range of tests that toys are put through to make sure they […]
Toys accounted for 14% of goods detained by EU customs officials, the second largest category behind cigarettes. Nearly 3.8 million potentially dangerous fake toys were seized in 2018. With a retail value of almost 26 million euros, EU customs officials prevented criminal toy producers from profiting off of counterfeit toys. The amount of toys seized […]