The general objective of SUNFLOWER project will be to generate, collect and disseminate good practices, information and data on HIV/AIDS prevention methods among young people that will be used by national administrations, professionals and other parties from New EU Member states directly acting in the project and that work in the field of HIV prevention.
SUNFLOWER consortium will identify innovative strategies to promote safer sex among adolescents, including those most at risk, including access to targeted services, and improved awareness of sexually transmitted infections and their prevention.
SUNFLOWER will be aimed at providing strong basis for monitoring health determinants in this critical field. Knowledge acquired through this project will be disseminated above all in the New EU Member States: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Lithuania representing the countries partners, which will be assigned some of the fundamental project activities. In addition, the project results will be disseminated in Croatia by our local collaborating partner.
A further general objective will be to create an European Network focused on HIV/AIDS prevention among young people most at risk (men having sex with men (MSM), migrant populations, injecting drug users, sex-workers, and others groups), and to help them solving problems connected to their lifestyle that highly turn out to be risky factors for the spread of the HIV infection among young people. This idea to create a network derives from the success of some years of collaboration among a lots of partner cities, that started in the previous project managed by ANLAIDS. All the partners (Regional agencies, Universities, Groups of scientific research, and Associations) of SUNFLOWER project work in the field of HIV/AIDS since many years and have the necessary expertise to manage and achieve all these objectives.
1. Identification of best practices among countries partner of SUNFLOWER project in the fight against HIV/AIDS: it will involve not only project partners, but also other local actors working in the field of HIV prevention. Each partner will involve in the project implementation at least one local actor of its country (e.g. Public Administrations (PA) or NGOs). The list of these subjects will be available at the end of the first project year. The best practices identified will be published in a Handbook which will be disseminated among NGOs, Public Administrations and other local institution.
2. Innovative European prevention campaign: it will be produced by young people and it will reflect their lifestyles, behaviours, ways of thinking, attitudes and desires.
3. Transfer good practices in New European Member states: the good practices tested in the Member states will be disseminated in these countries considering the local needs and the results derived from the analysis of the local contexts. These good practices or know-how will be useful to the PAs and NGOs working in the field of HIV prevention. The wide experience of the partners from Member states will be transferred in the contexts of the new member states involved in the project considering their needs and constraints.
4. Experimentation of new prevention
models: experimentation of these new models among young people to collect
data, information and characteristics about the prevention methods.
Praxis Psychosoziale Beratung
Frankfurt am Main
SUNFLOWER - FIRST
Vilnius Seminar - Identification of the problem
30th June-1st July 2008