FEC – Fundação Fé e Cooperação (the Faith and Cooperation Foundation) was set up in 1990, within the scope of the celebrations in Portugal (held between 1990 and 2000) to mark five centuries of the Catholic Church’s missionary activities. FEC at a later stage gave support to development projects in Portuguese-speaking countries, giving continuity to the relationship between communities and churches, mainly with development projects in Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Portugal.
Today, FEC is a broad platform for coordination and cooperation between the Catholic Church in Portugal and the churches in Portuguese-speaking countries, bringing together bishops, dioceses, parishes, missionary institutions, volunteers, communities and civil society working on cooperation in development, education for development and social advocacy.
Inspired by the Gospel and by Catholic Social Teaching our mission is: To promote integral human development through cooperation and solidarity between people, communities and Churches. Our mission is the foundation of our day-to-day work, together with our partners.