Keep your distance?

Seminar 2023

27. May – 03. June



Keep your distance?

Embracing Human Rights!


The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the mental health of adolescents and young people and young people have been among the hardest hit by the economic consequences of COVID-19. The pandemic prevented many young people from socialising with peers, from developing their social and inter personal skills in a “natural way”. Some fundamental rights could not be exercised: protection from violence (at home), setting up or joining groups, access to education, play, culture, arts etc. Colleagues in intercultual youth work are concerned how to accompany their young people trying to cope with depression, traumata and mental health in a post Covid environment.

Our Seminar in Bratislava will look at how we respond to the needs of young people, how we offer a hug, how we listen meaningfully, how we discuss in groups about gender, identity, sex and relationships. How we are genuine and trusted by young people and how we protect ourselves when talking to them about sex and relationships.

This collaborative project will bring together 30 young colleagues (majority of participants between 18-30 years) from 16 European countries working face to face with disadvantaged young people. To share their experiences, understand the needs and respond sensitively and safely. During the week we will introduce and rework the e.p.a. Hug Workshop, the e.p.a. Sexopoly game.

If you received an invitation and you want to participate in the Seminar in Bratislava (27.05.-03.06.2023), please use the following form:

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The costs for this activity can only be partially covered by e.p.a. and we are dependent on contributions from the participants. As the living conditions and situations of all participants are very different, e.p.a. does not set a fixed fee, but ask you for your fair contribution in the spirit of "from those according their abilities, to those according to their needs"!

This project is funded by

the Council of Europe

network partners in this Seminar