Be the change! – is the moto and best description of the FICE international youth exchange that took place in Vienna, from 17th to 25th August 2016 as one of the events prior to the FICE world congress.
53 young adults from 15 world countries worked together on changes for a better world with support and guidance of 20 professional adults. Young people who have been living in alternative care and are now in the transition to an independent life (care leavers) exchanged their experiences about challenges of life changes they are going through and, based on that, created concrete suggestions and a proposal for policy changes towards care leavers. The culmination of the event was a short presentation in the congress opening and a 90-minute workshop on their findings at the 33rd FICE Congress and 2nd CYC World Conference.