a pan-European, youth Peer Education Project to promote sexual
and relational health. It is a network organisation, which has
the perceptions and expressed needs of young people as its motivating
force. Professionals and young people are working collaboratively
to establish a virtual, web-based organisation, which gives young
people representation at all levels.
Its history and current areas of expertise are concerned with
sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and relationships education
and Europeer is keen to maintain identification with those areas.
This does not, however, preclude the possibility of extending
into other areas of youth participation and public health.
UK wants to help:
So many people developing peer-led approaches in young peoples health
report ‘working in the dark,’ ‘ploughing
a lone furrow’ and ‘I wasn’t sure if
I was reinventing the wheel, banging my head against the wall or
just inventing new clichés!’. All of us, to some
extent, have felt like this. We hope that this new network will
avoid people having to reinvent the wheel, help them shine a little
light, if only to see how other people have ploughed their furrow…
even if we can’t stop it hurting when you’re banging
your head on the wall!