Eurochild advocates for children’s rights and well-being to be at the heart of policymaking. We are a network of organisations working with and for children throughout Europe, striving for a society that respects the rights of children. We influence policies, build internal capacities, facilitate mutual learning and exchange practice and research. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of all our work.
FICE Europe, founded in 1997, is a regional member organization of the global network FICE International. The members of FICE Europe involve organizations, professionals and individuals working in the field of child rights and the alternative forms of care for children in particular. Believing that the family is the best place for every child, but also facing the reality in which many children cannot stay within their biological family, FICE Europe is committed to and is constantly working on strengthening families, as well as on improving the quality of services for children in all alternative forms of care. FICE Europe stands for the principle “every child matters”, making every effort that each and every child in his individual circumstances receives the best available assistance and support.
Hope and Homes for Children
Hope and Homes for Children is an international organisation working on the eradication of institutional care in three key spheres: service development, capacity building and policy. We close institutions, reuniting children with families or placing them in alternative family-based care; we work in partnership with other agencies – including governments – to develop services such as fostering, adoption and a wide range of prevention services; and we work with governments to underpin family-based care systems through the development of policies and legislation. Our years of experience show us that our model is adaptable to different conditions in countries around the world because it covers these three vital elements of childcare reform.
The International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is an international network dedicated solely to the promotion and support of quality alternative family-based foster care across the world. Since its foundation in 1981, IFCO has consistently championed the right of the children to live in a family. Through our global regional and national events, trainings, seminars and conferences we provide a multi-cultural platform where young people, foster carers, social workers, academics, researchers, volunteers, media, policy makers and others meet, collaborate, exchange information and support each other on a global basis.
SOS Children’s Villages International
SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation of more than 130 affiliated national SOS Children’s Village associations worldwide. SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental and non-denominational child-rights organisation that provides direct services in the areas of care, education and health for children at risk of losing parental care, and those who have lost parental care. The organisation also builds the capacity of the children‘s caregivers, their families and communities to provide adequate care. SOS Children’s Villages advocates for the rights of children without parental care and those at risk of losing parental care. Founded in 1949, its operations are guided by the spirit of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children.