The IENE 9 National seminar in Romania was organized by Edunet Organization in Craiova, on 25th of February 2021
The aims of the seminars were:
- to increase awareness and knowledge about the inclusion of LGBT+ issues in health and social care curricula;
- to motivate discussion and share good practices of including LGBT+ issues in health and social
- care curricula;
- to share the project outputs created for the teaching of LGBT+ issues to in health and social care (training model, curriculum, learning resources and the MOOC);
- to increase the knowledge of participants on the topic;
- to raise awareness about the advantages and challenges of using the model, curriculum and
- teaching tools created;
- to network, share experiences, interests and goals about the training activities that can be
- developed with the project outputs (curriculum, training/learning materials, MOOC methodology and content);
- to gain the participants’ views and suggestions regarding the sustainability of our project results;
- to direct participants to the projects outputs and motivate them to use in their practice.
The seminar was attended by 28 stakeholders: nurses , teachers, managers, local authorities, nurses’ associations.
The agenda of the seminar included:
- Presentation of the project activities and outputs including :
- Assessing the needs of teachers/trainers and learners for LGBT+ training
- Development of the curriculum and training model
- Development of the modules for the MOOC content
- Evaluation strategy, methodology and best practice report
- Internet Mapping and Systematic documentation of educational policies and guidelines as well as legislation at European and national level for LGBT+ inclusive education
- Teaching/learning tools
- Presentation of the MOOC and a workshop on how to use it;
- Discussion to exchange ideas on ways to use the project results;
To collect feedback for measuring the potential impact of the project’s outputs an evaluation questionnaire was administrated to the participants.
The participants declared that they developed their knowledge and skills of culturally competent and compassionate health and social care, increased awareness, sensitivity and knowledge about LGBT+ issues, got new attitude and values relating to LGBT+ inclusive health and social care, got familiar with the MOOC and the inclusive health and social care curriculum and tools
They also had opportunities to meet and network with those having shared interests and goals and went back with new ideas and concept to their institution to use the European model approach developed in the project to better meet the needs of LGBT+ patients/service users in health and social care.