Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives
Internationale Gesellschaft fűr erzieherische Hilfen
International Federation of Educative Communities
Website FICE International: www.fice-inter.org
Website FICE Europe: www.fice-europe.org
Address-list update january 2008
Better Future for Children - Today
FICE 2008 Congress in Helsinki Finland, June 11-13th 2008
Congress - 60 Years of International Cooperation for Children in Care
All plenary and working session presentations received are now available for download.
» Plenary Presentations
» Working Session A on Wednesday June 11th
» Working Session B on Wednesday June 11th
» Working Session C on Thursday June 12th
FICE SOUTH AFRICA is pleased to be organizing the 31st FICE International Congress for the first time on the African continent in Cape Town, South Africa in December 2010. The theme of the FICE 2010 Congress "Celebrating the courage to care in a diverse world" speaks to the increasing challenges experienced globally in providing appropriate services to children, youth and families in the very diverse contexts in which FICE member countries operate. 600 adult and youth delegates from across the world will join in the FICE Congress 2010 seeking innovation in caring for children. Registration details will be made available early 2009.
More information : http://www.fice2010.org.za/
Dates and venues for the meetings in 2009 and 2010:
CE January 2009: Holland
FICE-Europa seminar : 29.3.-1.4.2009 Luxembourg (Geschlossene Unterbringung)
CF 14th to 17th October 2008 : Bulgaria
CF May 2009: Denmark
CF October 2009: Macedonia
CF May 2010: Estonia
December 2010: FICE-Congress in South Africa
Spring meeting 2011 in Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
FICE is back into publishing!
We are expecting to publish the first of a series of FICE-International books in April 2007 in partnership with Trentham Books. Because so many FICE members are involved in extrafamilial care, that will be the subject of the first book, being prepared under the title :
RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE AND ITS ALTERNATIVES
– international perspectives
Edited by Friedhelm Peters
Part One discusses policies, theory and societal developments and Part Two describes professional developments, special projects or concrete initiatives in child care. There are contributions from Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The Contents are attached.
This book is essential reading for everyone who works directly with children and young people who require care outside their families. It will also be of value to their managers, and to lecturers and researchers, inspectors, government and NGO officials and others concerned about the care of children.
ISBN 978 1 85856 409 8 184 pages 234 x 156mm Price £17.99
And there will be more!
It is intended that this will be the first of a series of books, and additional themes are being planned. Contributions will be welcomed from FICE members and contacts. The books will be published in English.
FICE will be 60 in 2008!
A History of FICE was published for its 40th Anniversary, and a revised and updated History is being prepared, for publication at the Helsinki Congress in 2008.
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