The international conference “Sexuality Education: Lessons Learned and Future Developments in the WHO European Region” took place in Berlin, on 15-16 May 2017. The event was hosted by the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), a WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health and was organized in partnership with IPPF European Network, UNESCO, UNFPA and WHO.

Members of the European Expert Group for Sexuality Education, key experts in the field of sexual and reproductive health and sexuality education and the youth delegation members have all contributed to rich discussions regarding the trends and the current state of sexuality education as well as future strategies and approaches meant to address and overcome existing challenges.

During the meeting, the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the IPPF European Network presented the most recent up-to-date overview they conducted on the status of sexuality education in 24 countries of the WHO European Region. The research shows there are great variations in terms of curriculum development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes, across the region as well as within individual countries.

The report and country fact-sheets were complemented by a discussion on main findings and key reflections and Ana Rizescu, YouAct’s Executive Coordinator and EuroNGOs Steering Committee member, shared a joint message, developed in consultation with the other youth delegates. The video message can be found online here:

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