Every human being should be able to live a healthy life. One of the important parts of healthy life is an adequate sexual health, which is in direct connection with the accessibility and quality of sexual education. The reality is that the negative impacts of inaccessibility and low quality of sexual education are seen even in Europe.
The aim of “From Experts to Sexperts!” youth workers mobility project is to improve the accessibility and quality of sexual health provided to European youth. This is made possible through training youth workers of all ages (18+) from Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Slovakia in order to raise the quality and accessibility of sexual education for youth in mentioned countries. The international environment will ensure that different viewpoints of this problem will be discussed and dealt with.
The participants will be youth workers who can implement acquired knowledge and skills in order to provide sexual education to youth in their local communities. Five participants from each country will gather in Estonia and take part in seminars, lectures, workshops, method exchanges, method creations and presentations during 6 activity days. Participants will share their existing knowledge and experience with each other, improve their skills regarding youth work and youth empowerment, acquire and develop methods for teaching sexual education and back it up with gained theoretical knowledge on the subject.
This project will make sexual education more accessible for disadvantaged youth in mentioned countries, decrease the risky sexual behavior amongst young Europeans and improve the general health and happiness of European population.
All of this is made possible by Erasmus+ programme and the organisers from EstMSA and Youth Europa.
The target group of this project is represented by people with background in non-profit organizations, schools and youth centers: youth workers, teachers, youth leaders, trainers. We are encouraging the participation of resourceful members in facilitating youth projects, events, seminars, workshops.
The specific criteria based on which we will evaluate applicants and select participants:
- Experience in the youth field and youth work;
- Interest in the topic of the project
- Motivation to participate in the project
- Experience in facilitation or supporting group learning activities
- Be present and have an active participation on all sessions of the TCs
- Show initiative and interest in the topic and follow up activities
- Be over 18 years old
- Have a fluent command of English language
The motivation of the participants will be the main selection criteria. It is also important to find participants who have a clear understanding that the project does not end with the completion of activities, but continues with the dissemination and presentations of the results.
Gender balance and group diversity in terms of different social and cultural backgrounds will be taken into consideration.
Accommodation and Food
Situated in Vaibla, 40 km from Tartu, Veldemani puhkemaja boasts a hot tub and a private beach area. Otepää is 47 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Towels and bed linen are available. Veldemani puhkemaja also includes a sauna. You can play billiards at the property, and the area is popular for skiing and fishing. Viljandi is 27 km from Veldemani puhkemaja.
Accommodation and food will be covered by the host organization. Accommodation will be grouped by gender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day.
Weather conditions: the average temperature in September is between 10-20 0C during the day. Please check accuweather.com for more updated information about the weather.
Currency in Estonia: EURO
Dress code: Casual / comfortable, slippers or sneakers for indoor, waterproof jacket and comfortable shoes for outdoor activities
Cultural nights: each country is expected to prepare a program to present their culture, to bring some typical local drinks and foods and prepare a cultural program like presentation of local tradition, music, dance etc.
Meals: we will provide you with three meals/day and two coffee breaks. The meals will take into account all the participants dietary aspects such as allergies, intolerance and preferences. We will also have vegetarian.
Health and travel insurance: the participants are required by Erasmus+ program to have a valid European health insurance and a valid travel insurance for the period of the projects including the travel dates.
Transport: to the project venue will be arrange by the organizers the departure and arrival will be most likely be from Tartu