Project Reference: 2018-3-SE02-KA105-002326
Country: Sweden
Type of Project: Youth mobility
Number of sent participants: 10
Description:

Main aim of the youth exchange ‘Be Positive, Be Healthy!’ is to spread the message and about the healthy living, to take care of our bodies because that is the only place where we have to live in. We believe that all the good habits that are formed as a youth, can make a difference and a positive impact. So to make this society better place for living, first we need to change ourselves and start living healthy life. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 13 globally suffers from anxiety. We want to spread the message about the importance of the healthy lifestyle in the process of empowerment and overcoming anxiety. Through physical activities, Healthy eating habits and sport, the symptoms of anxiety or depression can be reduced. Our mission is to bring together young people from rural areas and through outdoor and sport activities shape their lives in active and positive direction. During the youth exchange the participants will explore the real meaning of healthy lifestyle in practice. They will get to know how to exercise in right way, how to spend their free time in quality active way and also how to inspire their peer to become more active and live more healthier life. During the youth exchange the participants will take part in outdoor and sport based activities, discussions and simulations, team challenges. Moreover, they will work on campaign addressing the issue of healthy lifestyle and they will have an opportunity to increase their competencies to use photos and videos to encourage other young people to live active and healthy life.

Objectives of Youth Exchange:

-To strength participants team work and intercultural competencies by providing them an opportunity to work in mix-intercultural environment during the youth exchange and gain new experiences and knowledge in intercultural field;

-To develop participant’s leadership skills by providing them an opportunity to prepare with support of their sending organizations and group leaders sessions through which other participants can explore healthy practices in their countries, and how through outdoor activities can reduce the symptoms of anxiety

-To increase participant’s communication skills by giving them an opportunity to work on creating campaign raising awareness on health among their peers;

-To strength participants understanding of Erasmus + Programme and its possibilities through non- formal based activities and to encourage young people to get activated and to take part in international mobility activities.

-To provide the participants an opportunity to explore healthy practices from other countries and to learn how to live healthier life;

-To encourage the participants to become ‘ambassadors of health’ in their communities and to activate their peers to live heathier live;

-To develop participant’s knowledge on healthy lifestyles and its essential elements (eating, exercising, and living);

 

-To increase participant’s communication skills by giving them an opportunity to work on creating campaign raising awareness on health among their peers;

 

The project objectives will be reached through methods and techniques of non-formal education. The participants will take part in outdoor and sport activities, interactive lectures, simulations, debates and discussions. They will work individually and in the teams. They will take photos, make videos and promote the goals of the youth exchange in their communities and in media. The youth exchange ‘Be Positive, Be Healthy!’ will have significant impact on directly involved participants but also on participating organizations and the communities. The key impact we see in raising awareness on the importance of healthy and active lifestyle and activating rural youth.

 

Youth exchange ‘‘Be Positive, Be Healthy!’ will take place from 11 to 18th March 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the youth exchange will take part 6 organizations coming from Sweden, Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Italy and Bulgaria. Organizations will be represented by 8 young people (2 will be with fewer opportunities) and 2 group leaders.

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2018-3-SE02-KA105-002326

 

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