Co-funded: European Union, Erasmus+ Program – Key Action 1, Mobility of young people

Period: 01.05.2018 – 30.06.2019

Context:
Weight problems and obesity have become a priority in Europe and one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. This trend in children is alarming, as it has grown steadily and is a warning to future generations. Obesity in children is strongly associated with several risk factors such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, orthopaedic problems, mental disorders related to poor school performance and lack of confidence. This situation leads to many people not wanting to participate actively in the society around them.
The identification of this problem in most European countries, where young people don’t do sports and are very careless with food, has determined to initiate this project that aims to promote among young people the importance of carrying out a healthy lifestyle and, at the same time, look for means that are attractive to them like videos and apps to promote this message.

Objectives:
The aim of this project is to stimulate the active participation of young Europeans in order to undertake a healthier lifestyle by practicing sports.
The project has the following objectives:

  • Organize 2 youth exchanges with 80 mobilities, 64 youngsters and 16 group leaders
  • Increase the intercultural, social, civic, taking of initiative and ITC competences of the youngsters participating in the 2 youth exchanges
  • Develop the linguistic competences of the youngsters participating in the 2 youth exchanges
  • Create minimum 4 short videos to promote doing sports among the youngsters
  • Create one app to promote the locations where sport can be done for free in Puerto de la Cruz, the venue of one of the exchanges
  • Organize at least 2 sport activities to promote a healthy lifestyle in each local community of the 4 partners involved in the projects
  • Inform at least 200 youngsters from Iceland, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria, of the benefits of doing sports and having a healthy lifestyle

Activities:
1. Advance planning visit
Participants: 8 pax – 2 from each country (one group leader and one youngster that will attend one of the youth exchanges)
Location: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Period: 1st of June (arrival) – 4th of June 2018 (departure)
Purpose: To reinforce the partnership, to discuss and plan the project’s activities, divide tasks

  1. Youth exchange
    Participants: 40 pax – 32 youngsters with ages between 17 and 26 (8 from each country) and 8 group leaders (2 from each country)
    Location: Iași, Romania
    Period: 23rd of August (arrival) –31st of August 2018 (departure)
    Purpose: To increase the awareness of the youngsters of the dangers associated with bad life habits – eating junk food, not doing sports, smoking, drinking etc. Developing their ITC skills by making and editing videos that promote a healthy lifestyle among the youngsters.
  2. Youth exchange
    Participants: 40 pax – 32 youngsters with ages between 17 and 26 (8 from each country) and 8 group leaders (2 from each country)
    Location: Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
    Period: 19th of February (arrival) –27th of February 2019 (departure)
    Purpose: Raise awareness among the youngsters on the benefits of practicing sports, both of the body and the mind. Increasing the ITC skills by learning about mapping and apps, in order to develop an interactive map with all the places youngsters can practice sports for free in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Partners:
Applicant – Iceland, Fjolbrautaskolinn í Gardabae
Spain, Asociation P.O.D.
Bulgaria, ObzorArt

Roamania, AsociatiaTinerilor Ieseni