Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place: Cyprus, Paralimni

Activity Dates: 06/05/2017 - 14/05/2017

Countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

Participants per country (incl. leaders): 5

Project Description:
Time, if you ask a young person to participate in an activity or volunteer for something chances are that you will get a reply that they do not have free time. We see that young people have less free time and the free time they have, they want to spend sleeping or just unwinding. We see how young people have so much stress either related to school work or to finding employment. Through all of these we find that young people find no time to participate in any sporting activities or exercises and this leads to a very unhealthy lifestyle. We see that young people are suffering from medical problems like diabetes and obesity at very young ages. This is also as a result of an unhealthy diet.

We have undertaken many projects focusing on youth, especially with sports and healthy lifestyles, looking at the various factors that influences our choices. This project will examine the underlying problems or reasons for these problems from the perspective of young people. Is our educational system to intense? Are our options for healthy diets limited? Where is the missing link between information and knowledge regarding a healthy lifestyle? These are some of the questions we want to answer during this project so that we can share the answers with young people all over Europe.

We need to address these problems very seriously and find solutions for these problems. We need to understand our youth and through understanding develop daily programs so that our youth can live healthier lives and have enough time to relax and also exercise their bodies and their minds.

During the project we will examine why young people why young people are not active in sports, are they lazy, is access to sport limited, or are we not educated on the subject enough to be motivated to participate? We will also look at diet choices and understand why we prefer processed foods instead of fresh healthy foods, are they cheaper, are they easier to find or don’t we know the differences?

The World Health Organisation has published alarming results of young people suffering from severe illnesses as a result of unhealthy diets and the lack of physical activity in youth and this project will address these important issues from the perspective of youth to discover the reasons behind them and also work on workable solutions on a European level.

 

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Testimonials

Very Good Youth Exchange YoungSTARS in UK! Having shared this experience with other participants who work within the same organisation provided us with a common platform from where to draw ideas, approach them with the same frame of thought and implement them by following a cohesive plan of action. The trainers repeatedly emphasized what a valuable document the youthpass is and this surely encouraged the participants to fill it out meticulously.

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