ICE is a NGO founded in 1992 dedicated to the promotion of local development, animation and intervention in local communities by educational means in order to combat social, cultural, ethnic and economic exclusion and the desertification of rural areas. Its educational projects contribute to the creation of social dynamics of solidarity. The organisation applies a systemic and subject-centered approach to local development. Formal and non-formal education are considered as interdependent. ICE projects promote diversity and difference as a motor in the creation of social dynamics. They focus on peripheric communities and disavantaged target groups. ICE is operating in rural areas threatened by tendencies of desertification and in precarious suburban areas of Lisbon. Throughout its existence, ICE has built a partner network that involves municipalities from all over the country, universities, associations and institutions as well as public schools from various levels of education. Within the learning partnership ICE will especially contribute to comparative analysis and host a workshop including field visits to a rural and urban projects.
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