ADICE (Association for the Development of Citizen and European Initiatives), is a non-profit association created in February 1999 in Roubaix, on a social and economic fragile territory. This area is characterized by a: particularly large portion of the population with a migratory background, a very high rate of unemployment and insertion difficulties, especially for young people with foreign origins.
ADICE is recognised as an organisation active in the area of youth and international mobility. Throughout more than 20 years of experience, It has obtained the following recognitions:
- Framework Agreement with the European Parliament,
- Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 2013
- International Civic service volunteering accreditation
- European Solidarity Corps Lead Quality Label – Volunteering and Humanitarian Aid
- Erasmus + VET International Mobility Charter
- Volunteering in International Solidarity certification by the French Ministry of Foreign Affaires
Ever since its creation, ADICE has been very active in the field of volunteering projects by sending more than 2700 persons abroad. Its main objective is to support and promote youth in general and the most vulnerable public in particular, to help them to set up their own life career, their professional or personal projects by using and articulating in a coherent way European and French mobility programmes (European Solidarity Corps Volunteering and Humanitarian Aid, Erasmus+ for Young Entrepreneurs, Erasmus VET Internships, French Civic Service, Online volunteering).
ADICE team is composed of a Training & International Cooperation department where 2 project managers focus on the development of pedagogical tools and trainings on various subjects (non-formal education, inclusion, eco-responsibility, mental health, etc) within the framework of various programmes: Erasmus+ KA2 Cooperation Partnerships, Capacity Building in the field of Vocational and Education Training and in the field of Youth, Erasmus+ KA3 European Youth Together, Interreg North West Europe, Interreg North Sea Region, etc.