European Youth Health Champions, unite!
In times of austerity and high youth unemployment across Europe, it is important to highlight the good examples around us and notice the aspiring people behind them. In collaboration with organisations from eight European partners in six countries, ISCA and StreetGames UK are leading a project to develop youth peer educators across Europe.
As part of this work we are consulting young people between 14-25 years old to discuss two broad questions: what does it take to be a good health peer educator? And what would help a young person to become a good health peer educator?
We would like to draw inspiration from our network and kindly ask them to identify young people among us and encourage them to participate in this consultation.
If you’re 14-25 years old we invite you to take the survey below – and if not, please forward it to the right people!
Today, there is a disperse evidence base within the EU of the impact of peer education on the health and physical activity levels among young people. Our project “European Youth Health Champions” will pull together evidence base and modernise youth work and training.
Within two years, we aim to educate both the youth sector as well as the young people. The champions – young peer health educators – are both role models for other young people and grown-ups. Implementing healthy lifestyle in our everyday routines is a habit that should be developed as early as possible.
If you have questions or comments, please contact ISCA's project coordinator Monika Resetar (firstname.lastname@example.org).