Marta Korintus is the Director of Research at the National Institute for Family and Social Policy in Budapest, Hungary. She has been involved in work related to services for children under the age of 3 for more than 30 years. Her activities extended to producing guidelines for working with young children, developing curricula for training childcare workers and family day care providers, conducting surveys, evaluating services, promoting the diversification of existing childcare services, introducing new services, and monitoring all forms of childcare for under threes. Her international work experience includes bi-lateral cross-national projects, cross-national research, and participation in international project and activities. She participated in the OECD Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care as the coordinator for Hungary and as member of the OECD delegation to the Czech Republic and Korea. She was the Hungarian coordinator of EU funded, cross-national research projects, such as Care Work in Europe, which looked at the situation of care workers in some European countries; and YIPPEE, which studied the educational pathways of young people with a care background. In 2010; she was key expert on the ECEC sector for Bernard Brunhes International contracted by the European Commission Directorate- General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities for the 'Study on Social Services of General Interest." Presently, she is a member of the Network of Experts on the Social aspects of Education and Training (NESET); the editor of the Hungarian edition of the magazine Children in Europe; and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Childcare and Education Policy.
Director of Research
National Institute for Family and Social Policy