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F 17. May 2024

Kissing Tartu: International Conference “First Kiss”

10:00 - 16:30

Tartu city | Eesti Rahva Muuseum

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The conference is free of charge, but requires prior registration.


The conference will take place on the 17th of May and will focus on the status quo of health and sexual education in Estonia alongside Czechia and Malta. The participants will be able to engage in different discussions on the current state and the future of sexual education, but also learn about different ways on how to address the topic in a contemporary way.

The conference will take place in Estonian with synchronic translation to English, and participation is only in person. The programme can be found below.

9:30-10:00 Gathering.

10:00-10:20 Opening of the Conference.

10:20-11:00 Being and growing as a person, Merilin Mandel.

11:00-12:00 Health and sexual education through the eyes of the youth, Katriin Kütt-Oad, Karili Laasik, Silja Piir and Margit Kagadze.

12:00-13:00 Lunch break.

13:00-15:00 Workshops with practical interventions:

1) VR application „Emotions of Love“, by University of Tartu Youth Academy;

2) E-quiz environment and introduction, by University of Tartu Youth Academy;

3) Workshop on orgasm and sexual health, by EAÜS;

4) Role of the internet in contemporary sexual health education, by Maarja Punak;

5) Sexual education “Jeopardy”, by Karili Laasik.

15:15-16:15 Challenges of health and sexual education, as exampled in Malta, Estonia and Check Republic.

16:15-16:30 Ending of the conference.

It must be noted that the conference organisers may change the programme leading up to the day of the conference.

The project has been developed in cooperation with partners from Estonia (University of Tartu, Tartu Student House, MaruVR), Denmark (Schools for Health), Czechia (Institute for Regional Development) and Malta (Agenzija Zghazagh). The project is supported by Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps Agency under the Erasmus+ programme. Project Kissing tartu is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility


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