FICE Europe Blog
Recent news about the members of FICE Europe Network
CONCORDIA Vocational School: A real chance for vulnerable youths
In 2022 CONCORDIA Vocational School has become a unique educational model in Romania. Its educational palette now includes new types of training adapted to young people's needs. Because life on your own is hard even if you have family support, but when you are by yourself, you need a stronger package of skills to survive.
FICE Romania's National Conference on the Prevention of child abuse and violence reflected in the public policies design (November 18, 2022, Bucharest, Romania)
The International Federation of Educational Communities (FICE) Romania organized, on November 18, 2022, at the Palace of Parliament ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Hall), the National Conference on the topic of Prevention of child abuse and violence reflected in the public policies design, an event that concluded the Campaign 19 days of prevention of abuse and violence against children and young people, initiated by the World Women's Summit Foundation (Geneva) and promoted, annually, by FICE Romania at the national level.
Back to the Future: Archiving Residential Children’s Homes (ARCH) in Scotland and Germany
The political and policy response of Germany and Scotland to looked after care has been markedly different thus comparing these two nations allows an examination of the ways in which their cultural and political context impact record management practices.
FICE Austria: Dual practice-oriented further training for specialists in inpatient child and youth welfare
In the period from spring 2021 to autumn 2022, 17 organizations* that are active in child and youth welfare (KJH) in Austria jointly developed a curriculum for "dual" (part-time) further training (WB) for specialists in inpatient KJH.
FICE Serbia's Study Visit to the Netherlands
FICE Serbia visited institutions and organizations, dealing with the provision of social protection services in the field of child and family care. They had the opportunity to see and hear about, in direct contact, a variety of services, which allowed professionals from three different countries (Netherlands, Croatia and Serbia) to directly discuss their experiences and current practices. This had been a wonderful chance to obtain knowledge and other approaches.
FICE Croatia's Experience in Working with Children in Alternative Care from Ukraine
Since May 2022, FICE Croatia has been conducting voluntary activities with 10 children from a home for children in alternative care from Ukraine who were placed in Croatia due to the war.
News from FICE Romania
Despite the special conditions caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, FICE Romania was committed to launch and promote again this year the ”19 Days of Activism for Prevention of Violence and Abuse Against Children and Youth”, 1-19 November.
You[th] for Participation!
You[th] for Diversity!" - An International Youth Exchange to Strengthen Democracy
The project "You[th] for Participation! You[th] for Diversity! is a trilateral youth exchange project that brings together young people from Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Germany to exchange ideas on the topics of "participation", "diversity", "inclusion" and "discrimination".
News and updates from FICE Bulgaria
FICE Bulgaria is in the final phase of implementing the project “Perseverance, Determination, Values” funded by the Tsotsorkov FoundationThe project aims to provide support to pedagogical specialists working with children and parents in their efforts to improve children’s social-emotional skills and values.
News and updates from FICE SERBIA
Despite the challenging social circumstances in Serbia, since March last year, regarding Covid-19, FICE Serbia has persisted in the implementation of the planned activities.
70 Years FICE Switzerland!
At the Annual General Assembly on 8 October 2022, the members of the board and further members celebrated this important milestone and discussed previous and future activities to benefit the quality of out-of-home child and youth care. Among the highlights discussed were the project “Creating Futures'' implemented from 2015 to 2022 in partnership with the Hungarian FICE network NENESZ and youth homes in both countries, the ongoing engagement for Quality4Children Switzerland and the continued, active role of FICE Switzerland in the development of FICE International and the FICE Europe network.
Updates from FICE Austria (November 2021)
Since 2020 the Board is in an ongoing strategic planning process led by its presidents Christian Posch and Bettina Terp. This process is expected to be finalized by the end of 2021. The Board has one new member: Ms. Raluca Verweijen Slamnescu and is now composed of nine board members. Currently, FICE Austria has increased its membership number to 23 member associations based in Austria and has additionally several individual (private) members.