Description of the project
Sexuality is an important topic for youth in this period of identity’s building, but also for adults. In our societies, sexuality education has a very different place according to countries, but is always controversial. Young people are informed at school and in all possible medias, but there are not many places to discuss, exchange and educate ourselves about sexuality. Historically, sexuality education was a way to prevent disease and to control birth, which explains why it was very focused on medical point of view, and it was carrying many gender-based stereotypes. How can we imagine a different kind of sexuality education as youth workers, that would take into account education to relationship in a broader way? How can we deconstruct stereotypes and injunctions linked to sexuality?
To be able to reach as many people as possible, we will combine this topic with inclusive tools that are easy and accessible: comics and visual facilitation.
The project emerged after the trainers noticed that more and more comics are now covering various serious topics. How in our society might these tools now be educative and how can youth workers use them?
Deepen knowledge on the concepts and history of sexuality education; Acquire practical skills for making comics and visual facilitation to use them as facilitation and learning tools in sexual education. Exchanging good practices of participating organizations on the subjects of the training.
The trainings will be based on methods and tools of non formal education, which will allow the participants to be in position of actor and animator, to intervene and to bring their experience as much as the trainers in order to stimulate an atmosphere of knowledge sharing and mutual enrichment.
Profile of the participant
We are looking for participants who are youth workers (camp leaders, youth leaders, social workers, teachers …) or participants who are leading youth projects or are active in their community. However, keep in mind, that the basic level of English is required for this Youth Exchange to facilitate the discussion between participants.
100% lodging and food are covered.
All the travel costs will be reimbursed by Concordia the earliest 3 months after the end of the training course, after recepion of original transport tickets and receipts. For this reason, we would like to remind you to keep all your original travel documents (bording pass, bus and train tickets…) The reimbursement is based on real expenses of participants within a maximum amount set by the Erasmus+ Program, and depending of the travel distance and the mode of transport. Please do not buy travel tickets until your participation has been approved by Concordia. The travel costs depends on the distance beetween your home town and the place of training. Estonia : 360 €.
We encourage participants to use environmentally sustainable “green” mode of transport defined by Erasmus + programme as a low-emission mode of transport used for the main part of the journey, such as bus, train or car-sharing.
- 9 days (2 days travel included)
- 27 participants from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Estonia
- Location: Super-Besse (Center of France)
The training will alternate workshops focused on the topic of sexuality education with technical modules on comics and visual facilitation. At the end of the training, an exhibition will be proposed by participants to the public of the villages in the valley.
The training will alternate workshops focused on the topic of sexuality education with technical modules on comics and visual facilitation.
We will work on
- sexuality in history and societies
- pop culture and its influence on sexualities
- sexual violence
- education in emotional and relational life: consent, the couple, etc.
The training will take place at the mountain chalet of Super-Besse. Situated approximately 50 km from Clermont-Ferrand, it is located at an altitude of 1350 m. The chalet is composed of an accommodation area, two activity rooms and a dining room. The participants will be hosted in rooms of 1, 2 or 3 persons with all supplies included. Note that there is no wifi connection in the accommodation but it is possible to use 4G with your phones ! The ideal location of the chalet in the heart of the volcanic massif of Sancy will allow you to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains and around lakes and waterfalls. Meal will be prepared by the staff and adapted to different diets.
Concordia is non-profit and non-govermental French association created in 1950. Our aim is to encourage an active citizenship through various volunteering projects: workcamps, national and European volunteering service, Youth Exchanges … Implemented with local and international partners, those activities involve a large number of participants with different backgrounds, coming all around the World. They act together for the common interest of communities, in France or abroad, during short, mid and long term projects, in a large wide of thematic (planning education or social activities, preserving monuments, promoting cultural heritage…). This way, our actions enhance peace, solidarity, preservation of our heritage, tolerance between people… It also helps participants to be more open-minded, to gain skill that bring them being more autonomous and it promotes international mobility. Our delegation in Auvergne is more specifically managing regional projects and supporting volunteers that we host or send. In our team, we have two full-time employees and some volunteers too. We are well experienced in European Youth projects, such as European Corps Solidarity, Youth Exchanges and trainings for Youth workers.