Conference documentation

The international conference “Sexuality Education: Lessons Learned and Future Developments in the WHO European Region” hosted by BZgA in Berlin on 15 & 16 May 2017 was attended by over 180 experts on sexual and reproductive health and sexuality education from more than 30 countries throughout the WHO European Region. It gathered representatives of government ministries, international and national nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions as well as international and intra-national organizations. 

More than 10 years after a first joint conference of BZgA and WHO Regional Office for Europe on sexuality education in Europe, this conference offered the opportunity to promote evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education as an integral part of health promotion and as a crucial element supporting the healthy development of children and young people in line with the WHO ‘Action plan for sexual and reproductive health: towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Europe – leaving no one behind’.

By means of various conference tracks including keynote speeches, interactive plenary discussions and parallel group sessions, the event set the frame for an extensive exchange on the trends and the situation of sexuality education in the WHO European Region during the past decade and provided room for reflection on challenges and future strategies related to the implementation and improvement of sexuality education.

A documentation of the conference and its results is now available. It includes the following materials:

Filmic documentation

A short film presents a panoramic view of the various conference formats in audio and video sequences and provides an impression of the conference atmosphere.

Digital documentation - Pageflow

The pageflow is an interactive multimedia website which provides a detailed insight into the contents of the various conference formats and the results of the conference. It enables you to scroll through different chapters, listen to the various speeches again and read about the main outcomes of different sessions.

Conference report

In the written conference report you will find a shortened version of opening speeches and keynote interventions as well as summary results of the discussions held during plenary and group sessions.

The conference report is available for download in English.

Selected speeches