Moving ahead with sexuality education in the European Region

WHO/Bettina von Reden

Brainstorming session on a possible next publication on "How to do sexuality education"

On 6–7 October 2011 the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and WHO Regional Office for Europe jointly hosted a workshop in Cologne, Germany, on the further development of good quality sexuality education in the European Region.

An expert group with participants from 11 European countries and with different professional backgrounds worked on an implementation strategy for sexuality education that will guide interested countries with a step-by-step approach to implement new or upgrade already existing sexuality education programmes.

The implementation strategy is based on the jointly developed ‘Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe’ that were published last year by WHO Regional Office for Europe and BZgA.

The implementation strategy will be finalized early 2012.