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FICE Netherlands was founded in 1978.

President is Martine Tobé.


FICE Netherlands (FICE NL)

In the Netherlands, FICE became an integral part of organizations and individuals active in the field of children's rights, child welfare, youth research and policy. FICE NL plays a prominent role in the international movement of FICE, providing the international president and being an active member of the executive board in recent years.

In 2009, the board of FICE NL decided to re-orientate. They found that in the years before the involvement of its members in the activities of the association was reduced. When the plan was drawn, it was called "FICE vital". Now in 2014, the plan is updated. The goals have remained the same and the activities are concentrated. The themes of "social inclusion", sexuality, careleavers, quality standards and unaccompanied minors are important unifying elements.

Mission and Vision

FICE NL is based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

It wants to contribute to the quality of care to young people in their own country and in FICE countries, in accordance with this international treaty. It does so by using its international network in order to give staff, professionals and young people in care the opportunity to look beyond borders. Literally by stimulating and facilitating international exchange and figuratively, by linking innovative knowledge from other countries to practice in the Netherlands.

FICE works from the conviction and the knowledge that cross-border meetings are an indispensable source of inspiration for the organizations, staff and youth.
This inspiration is not a goal in itself but a means to guide you on your way to a full and enjoyable life, in general in the Netherlands, but with a 'global' orientation. Young people growing up in a world where boundaries play a relative small role. Being part of this world, dealing with the possibilities and limitations has thus become an important element.

For that reason, FICE NL would actively work to facilitate International exchanges for young people 'in care'. Exchanges are "life events" for a group of young people who often have had little opportunity to positively connect with other cultures, to experience differences, to let grow their confidence grow because they cooperate with others. It's inspiring!

The wonder and inspiration of international meetings, requires commitment from both drivers, professionals and young people.

Five objectives FICE Netherlands

FICE Netherlands facilitates and promotes international exchanges of knowledge, experience and youngsters, staff and social workers.

Actively support
FICE NL supports organizations by acting as an international broker. She mediates in youth exchanges, promotes international job rotation, advises on grant applications and project management.

All kinds of care for youth
FICE Netherlands wishes an international platform for care youth in the broadest sense of the word. This means that members of FICE come from all social organizations working for care and assistance to juveniles.

Network of professionals, staff and youth
FICE Netherlands facilitates and promotes international exchanges for young people, staff and administrators.

Guaranteeing inspiration
FICE Netherlands wants to actively influence the securing of knowledge and experience that comes from international exchange. It does this by, among other things, with its network partners, to make a specific theme, based on which FICE can provide, if possible, in cooperation with the NYI. Concrete contribution choices

Internationally active
FICE Netherlands is and remains an active member of the international community. FICE Netherlands is administratively part of FICE International and participates in the Conseil Federal.

Main activities

Sharing knowledge and experience through meetings, congresses, website publications etc. International cooperation on the working group themes: social inclusion, sexuality, careleavers, quality standards and unaccompanied minors. Stimulating youth participations. etc..


FICE Netherlands has 34 members.





Address: FICE-NL, Van Speykstraat 149, 3014 VJ Rotterdam

Phone: ++31 742 561 912

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