Report of Peer Forum 2015

The EPTO Peer Forum, our last European event of 2015, has been held in October! This year's theme was : 'Peer education a springboard to employment'.

The Peer Forum 'Peer education a springboard to employment' took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg from October 23rd to 28th and was organised in partnership with 4motion. The seminar brought together 34 youth workers and peer trainers coming from Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Hungary, Albania, Azerba├»djan, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.

This year, the seminar focused on supporting young peer educators in their professional development both within and beyond the field of peer education. During the 4-day event, participants were invited to reflect on how peer education can support youth employment through the development of soft skills.

The programme was made of interactive sessions and peer-lead activities. The participants had the opportunity to hear testimonies from older peer trainers with more experience in the field and to explore soft skills developed through peer education. Further questions were tackled as 'How can we better highlight these soft skills on the labour market ? ' or 'What strategies can we implement to further developed our soft skills?'.

The event was closed with the official launch of the new EPTO certification process!