The SAFE II project, a European Commission funded project to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Europe. The project was led by the IPPF EN Regional Office in close collaboration with 14 Member Associations and a large number of European and national partners. The project worked towards the achievement of five objectives, each linked to a work package implemented by four or five partners, depending on the package.
All five objectives were achieved:
- Policy changes in Ireland, Portugal and Slovakia
- A compendium of policies on young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe was produced
- Qualitative research in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Spain collected valuable evidence: improving the understanding of behaviour and practice determinants affecting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people
- Existing good practices have been replicated in Estonia, Finland, Latvia and, Poland
- All partners contributed to an increased commitment for young people’s sexual and reproductive health among a broad range of stakeholders; and empowered young people to take the initiative in improving their sexual and reproductive health.
Overall results demonstrate the importance of Comprehensive Sexuality Education for young people – starting at an early age. These results (by providing evidence) contribute to continuing national, European and international action realizing comprehensive sexuality education.