So far in 2015 we have worked with groups of young people from the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities from across the UK including Article 12 Young Gypsy/Travellers Lives project in Scotland, LeedsGATE in West Yorkshire in England, and Travelling Ahead in Wales. As well as contributing to the the training manual activities, young people have been involved in designing and delivering peer education activities in the UK.
In the summer we established a Twitter account and a Facebook page so that we can begin to connect groups across the UK and across the projects in Europe. We designed reporting guidance to explain how young people can provide media, film, audio materials for the Facebook page and the webpages.
We are working on an accreditation project so that the young PEER educators and trainers can receive an academic qualification in mentoring for their work.
On 10th November 2015 in Preston, Lancashire we worked alongside groups of young people from Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities from across the UK building peer networks and exploring how to continue these using digital and social media technologies.
The young people who have been involved in PEER in the UK have show great enthusiasm and commitment, their ideas have shaped and influenced the programme and we look forward to continuing the great work so far!