Module A of “Sex/sexuality education – Personal development, prevention of discrimination and violence (SEXEDU)” was held at the Council of Europe’s European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, from the 8th to the 11th of October, 2013.
It was organized in cooperation with the Council of Europe Programme “Building a Europe for and with children” and in the context of the Council of Europe’s ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children.
Sex and sexuality education (SexEd) is one of many factors that influence social , mental and physical health and well-being of individuals.
Therefore SexEd is a part of human rights education, education for democratic citizenship and intercultural education. SexEd is about verbalising sex and sexuality without prejudice and stereotyping by using healthy discourse, building on understanding and respect for sexual diversity, working against taboos, violence and discrimination. 27 participants from over 20 different European countries took part in Module A in Strasbourg and 22 of them completed Module B, the following year. Module B was held at the San Giuseppe Hotel, in San Marino from the 14th to the 16th of May, 2014 and was organized with the support of the San Marino Ministry of Education.
The five phases of the module series were coordinated by a team of facilitators – Mr Gerrit MARIS, Belgium, Mr Michael von Bönninghausen, The Netherlands - led by Ms Guðrún RAGNARSDÓTTIR, Iceland.
The coordination of the methodological approach was carried out by the General Rapporteur, Ms Pascale MOMPOINT-GAILLARD in close collaboration with the Secretariat. The training units, edited by Ms Carmen BECKER, Mr Charlot CASSAR, Ms Audrey CHEYNUT, Ms Ildikó LÁZÁR, Ms Pascale MOMPOINT-GAILLARD, MS Guðrún RAGNARSDÓTTIR, Ms Višnja RAJIC and Ms Ana ŽNIDAREC ČUČKOVIĆ are now available for interested teachers and teacher trainers to try them out, to adapt them and further develop them. The Pestalozzi Programme would appreciate feedback on the available resources, including further resources developed on the basis of the model in its online collection.

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