ABOUT US

Association of professionals for children and family support “FICE Serbia” was founded on
August 13th 2003, on Zlatibor, as a national network of institutions and organizations (with their 
employees) in the field of institutional child and youth care in Serbia.

„FICE SRBIJA“ was founded with support of „FICE International“, international network of organizations
for child and youth wellbeing on five continents. Earlier, for a long period of time, member of „FICE
International“, from its foundation in 1948, was also „Community of children’s homes of Yugoslavia“
(„ FICE Yugoslavia“)

 

In 2000 Ministry of labor employment and social policy got invitation of „FICE international“,
and send a large group of professionals and children from institutions all around Serbia at „PEACE
CAMP“ which was organized in Hungary at Balaton Lake. Beside representatives from Serbia at this
conference participated also FICE Section from Europe and world, and for the first time after long period
of time representatives of institutions from the countries of former Yugoslavia.

 

Foundation of „FICE Srbija“, as well as other sections of „FICE“ in ex Yugoslavia republics was
part and outcome of the „FICE International“ project : „Dialogue South East Europe“, which lasted six
years (2000-2006.) and which main goal was to establish torned connections and cooperation between
professionals, residential facilities and organizations in the field of institutional children and youth
protection in the region.

 

First title of our association was: Association for support of children in out of family upbringing
FICE SRBIJA“,  which was changed (members suggested that) and put more in compliance with ongoing
changes and rephorm processes in the social care system in our country.

 

In accordance with characteristics of membership, which also changed during years (more and
more the members of „FICE Srbija“ became centers for social work, centers for foster care and adoption,
different kind of shelters for children…) our organization adopted new name and supplement mission an
vision and went, according to Law, through process of preregistration. In 2011 „FICE Srbija“was
registered at Serbian Business registry agency as association of professionals for children and family

support.

Collective members of „FICE SRBIJA“ are:

  • Homes for children and youth without parental care,
  • Homes for children and youth with developmental difficulties
  • Correctional institutes
  • SOS children villages
  • Centers for social work (with their programs and services)
  • Centers for foster care and adoption
  • Institutes for social protection

It is also possible to be individual member of „FICE Srbija“, and there are people who are active in our
organization who adopted our mission and vision even if they do not work in institutions and

 

Association of professionals for children and family support “FICE Serbia” was founded on
August 13th 2003, on Zlatibor, as a national network of institutions and organizations (with their
employees) in the field of institutional child and youth care in Serbia.

„FICE SRBIJA“ was founded with support of „FICE International“, international network of organizations
for child and youth wellbeing on five continents. Earlier, for a long period of time, member of „FICE
International“, from its foundation in 1948, was also „Community of children’s homes of Yugoslavia“

(„ FICE Yugoslavia“)

 

In 2000 Ministry of labor employment and social policy got invitation of „FICE international“,
and send a large group of professionals and children from institutions all around Serbia at „PEACE
CAMP“ which was organized in Hungary at Balaton Lake. Beside representatives from Serbia at this
conference participated also FICE Section from Europe and world, and for the first time after long period
of time representatives of institutions from the countries of former Yugoslavia.

 

Foundation of „FICE Srbija“, as well as other sections of „FICE“ in ex Yugoslavia republics was
part and outcome of the „FICE International“ project : „Dialogue South East Europe“, which lasted six
years (2000-2006.) and which main goal was to establish torned connections and cooperation between
professionals, residential facilities and organizations in the field of institutional children and youth
protection in the region.

 

First title of our association was: Association for support of children in out of family upbringing
FICE SRBIJA“,  which was changed (members suggested that) and put more in compliance with ongoing
changes and rephorm processes in the social care system in our country.

 

In accordance with characteristics of membership, which also changed during years (more and
more the members of „FICE Srbija“ became centers for social work, centers for foster care and adoption,
different kind of shelters for children…) our organization adopted new name and supplement mission an
vision and went, according to Law, through process of preregistration. In 2011 „FICE Srbija“was
registered at Serbian Business registry agency as association of professionals for children and family

support.

Collective members of „FICE SRBIJA“ are:

  • Homes for children and youth without parental care,
  • Homes for children and youth with developmental difficulties
  • Correctional institutes
  • SOS children villages
  • Centers for social work (with their programs and services)
  • Centers for foster care and adoption
  • Institutes for social protection

It is also possible to be individual member of „FICE Srbija“, and there are people who are active in our
organization who adopted our mission and vision even if they do not work in institutions and
organizations which are our collective member. There are even members who do not even work in
social care field.

Vision of “FICE SRBIJA“ is: better world for children, especially for those who are growing up with risks
of absence of biological family

 Mission of „FICE SRBIJA“ is: support to the children and families through development of professional
competencies of professionals who work directly with children and families, as well as development of
innovative and missing social services for children and families in local communities..

Association „FICE Srbija“ supports:

  • Children and youth in out of family upbringing;
  • Children and youth who are in risk to be institutionalized
  • Empowering professional competencies of staff members in institutional care about children;
  • Exchange of experiences and examples of good practice in work with with children, youth, and

families at local, regional and international level.;

  • Education and development of competencies for work in institutions, centers for social work,

other facilities which provide protection for children and for creating programs and services

which relay on modern theory and practice in the field of social work;

  • Creating network of institutions, members of „FICE Srbija“ and professionals in the social care

field as well as their clients, children and youth;

  • Development of new services for children and families in local communities.

 

„FICE SRBIJA“

was since 2003. until today participant and organizer of many professional gatherings, educations,
youth camps. „FICE Srbija“ is also local implementator and carrier of national and international
projects which are aimed on improvement of conditions and quality of life of children and families.

Acronym “F I C E” represents firs letters of key words which define activities of the organization

AssociationFédération
International Internationale
Community Communautés
Educational Éducatives

 

Translated as: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES

„FICE SRBIJA“:

  • Accepts and supports specicificity and uniqueness of each and every child, young person and

family

  • Supports family as optimal and natural environment for grow, development, upbringing and

advocates for realization of the right of every child to live in the family

  • Advocates for development of optimal conditions and system of support for children and youth

who cannot grow up in their families.
organizations which are our collective member. There are even members who do not even work in
social care field.

Vision of “FICE SRBIJA“ is: better world for children, especially for those who are growing up with risks
of absence of biological family

 Mission of „FICE SRBIJA“ is: support to the children and families through development of professional
competencies of professionals who work directly with children and families, as well as development of innovative and missing social services for children and families in local communities..

Association „FICE Srbija“ supports:

  • Children and youth in out of family upbringing;
  • Children and youth who are in risk to be institutionalized
  • Empowering professional competencies of staff members in institutional care about children;
  • Exchange of experiences and examples of good practice in work with with children, youth, and

families at local, regional and international level.;

  • Education and development of competencies for work in institutions, centers for social work,

other facilities which provide protection for children and for creating programs and services

which relay on modern theory and practice in the field of social work;

  • Creating network of institutions, members of „FICE Srbija“ and professionals in the social care

field as well as their clients, children and youth;

  • Development of new services for children and families in local communities.

 

„FICE SRBIJA“

was since 2003. until today participant and organizer of many professional gatherings, educations,
youth camps. „FICE Srbija“ is also local implementator and carrier of national and international
projects which are aimed on improvement of conditions and quality of life of children and families.

Acronym “F I C E” represents firs letters of key words which define activities of the organization

AssociationFédération
International Internationale
Community Communautés
Educational Éducatives

 

Translated as: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES

„FICE SRBIJA“:

  • Accepts and supports specicificity and uniqueness of each and every child, young person and

family

  • Supports family as optimal and natural environment for grow, development, upbringing and

advocates for realization of the right of every child to live in the family

  • Advocates for development of optimal conditions and system of support for children and youth

who cannot grow up in their families.

  • Permanently finds solutions and improves and transfer knowledge and skills to those who are

taking care about children concerning: children’s safety, preserving important contacts, as well

as contacts with society

  • Its goal bases at the Convention about children’s rights
  • Rejects any ethnic, sexual, religion, political or social discrimination
  • To achieve own goals “FICE SRBIJA” acts through its members. They are employed in children’s

homes, centers for social work, centers for adoption and foster care as well as in other facilities
which are aimed to protect children and youth. Members of “FICE Srbija” are also employed as
staff member in different programs and services in the social care field, as well as in educational
bodies which influence on improvement of social care in general.

  • Permanently finds solutions and improves and transfer knowledge and skills to those who are

taking care about children concerning: children’s safety, preserving important contacts, as well

as contacts with society

  • Its goal bases at the Convention about children’s rights
  • Rejects any ethnic, sexual, religion, political or social discrimination
  • To achieve own goals “FICE SRBIJA” acts through its members. They are employed in children’s

homes, centers for social work, centers for adoption and foster care as well as in other facilities
which are aimed to protect children and youth. Members of “FICE Srbija” are also employed as
staff member in different programs and services in the social care field, as well as in educational
bodies which influence on improvement of social care in general.

You can see MORE ABOUT US at the following link.