Children – victims of poverty. Int. symposium in Bucarest (RO) 8.10.2011


FICE-Romania, primarily focused on children's rights, found, especially in recent years, a deterioration of economic status of the population, which has influenced and continues to negatively influence child development in the Romanian society, both in urban as in rural areas.

Through numerous studies, analyses and research carried out in partnership with local communities, NGOs involved in this field, schools, universities, directorates of child's welfare, healthcare institutions, research institutes etc., FICE Romania reached the conclusion of the necessity of an approach on the phenomenon of poverty and its impact on younger generation in an International Symposium called ”Children-victims of poverty”. This event will be held on the 8th of October 2011, in Bucharest, in cooperation with the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, and other prestigious institutions.

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FICE address list - updated january 2008


Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives

Internationale Gesellschaft fűr erzieherische Hilfen

International Federation of Educative Communities

Website FICE International:

Website FICE Europe:

Address-list update january 2008

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FICE congresses 2008 in Helsinki (F) and 2010 in CapeTown (South-Africa)


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 :

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Upcoming FICE meetings

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)

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FICE Publishing is back!



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 :



– 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.


What to do next


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