MISSION & HISTORY.
FICE believes that an international network is an indispensable source of inspiration, knowledge and political power in the world today. The current globalization implies an increasingly cosmopolitan attitude of every citizen. This includes professionals and young people in child and youth care.
FICE improves – worldwide - the lives of children in care or in need of care
FICE forms a worldwide community to stimulate excellent care for children and their communities through worldwide exchange of professional and academic knowledge with the participation of the children involved.
An active community
FICE forms an active community of members, national sections or individual organisations. FICE contributes to the quality of care for juveniles in FICE countries, according to the International Convention. FICE does this by offering directors, professionals and young people in (need of) care the opportunity to look beyond borders:
by stimulating international exchange within the community
by facilitating (digital) exchange of innovative knowledge between organisations.
To bundle knowledge and make knowledge visible for everyone; so initiatives and campaigns can be expanded and reinforced easier and more effectively.
Issues and interests are trans boundary and the development of expertise of professionals has to be put in an international perspective. Indeed: Globalization and internationalisation has become an essential part of the education task in youth care. This makes cross-border dimensions and encounters not only a need but also a necessity in childcare, both for professionals and young people.