Universités d’Été Euroméditerranéennes des Homosexualités / Rencontres LesBiGayTransQueerIntersexe

Universités d’Été Euroméditerranéennes des Homosexualités / Rencontres LGBTQI+ et féministes

Health and Prevention

The specificity of the UEEH helped making it a privileged place for the various LGBTQI health actors. Thanks to the willingness of participants, the UEEH can experiment with new approaches of prevention, information and risk reduction.

The continued presence of different LGBTQI health actors for ten days is an opportunity for them to work together while maintaining their different approaches. They work by taking into account the specificities of each audience to the UEEH.

In the interest of unconditional acceptance of all, we want to provide secure conditions at any point of view. Because of the diversity of participants the UEEH are required to have a policy of prevention and health varied and adapted.

The UEEH strive to make accessible as a self-service and in many places of the event, prevention materials and reduction of risks related to STIs or to the festive nature of the event (male and female condoms, lubricant, oral dams, sterilization of syringes kit, Stéribox, ear plugs …) and information leaflets on various topics related to health. The help of specific associations as Act up-Paris, Aides, Keep Smiling and Sida Info Service, allows a facilitated diffusion of various information support and prevention.

The Chill Out

Learn, discuss, raise doubts and ask questions (often personal) is not always facilitated through formal and often medicalized testing centers for example. To facilitate access to information and create new conditions for the exchanges around these issues, the UEEH in partnership with a community network specialized in health issues are experimenting with new devices. Since 2010, a space dedicated to health issues and actions: the chill out is installed at the site of the School of Fine Arts in Marseille for the length of the UEEH.

Equipped with cots, pillows and carpets, this health action and visibility friendly-space is conceived as a place for relaxation, meeting, dialogue and information. The different associations of prevention and risk reduction coordinate the project upstream and provide animation and equipment on site. The success of this project in 2010 encourages the UEEH and partner associations to renew and improve it each year.

The UEEH should be placing health and prevention at the heart of the event. The number of people of all backgrounds who rub shoulders every summer implies special vigilance to the well-being of each and the themes of health and prevention are irremovable the pillars.