Guidance for Implementation

The Guidance for the Implementation of the Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe was jointly developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) as well as the European Expert Group for Sexuality Education.

It outlines the process for developing a national school-based sexuality education programme and provides step-by-step guidance on how to introduce new or improve existing sexuality education programmes. The Guidance is designed to build on a curriculum framework  as a model that maps out the process of developing a sexuality education programme using this framework. This model should be adapted to reflect national differences in the education sector.

The publication is targeted to decision-makers in educational programmes working on the policy level and technical working groups which translate a general framework into practical documents and procedures.

 The objectives of the publication are to:

  • provide guidance in the process of developing, implementing or improving sexuality education programmes,

  • provide advice about who should be involved at different stages of its development,

  • provide suggestions for seizing opportunities and for meeting challenges in the development and introduction of sexuality education programmes.

The document is available in English, French, Italian, Romanian, Russian and Spanish: