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Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place: Romania

Activity Dates: 12/12/2019 - 20/12/2019

Countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, ,

Participants per country (incl. leaders): 5

Project Description: 

The topic of healthy lifestyle and lifestyle choices has been a common phrase in our lives and a lot of focus has been given on lifestyle choices. The project is a youth exchange which will focus on the impact and long term effects of our choices as young people today. Although we feel that there is a basic understanding of the importance of lifestyle choices, we also feel that as young people feel that they are very young and will live forever, they often overlook the outcomes of their incorrect choices thinking it’s a problem for someone else and not one that they will face in the future.
The project will focus on active aging, looking at the choices we make today and how they will impact our lives in the future. We have seen that medical advances have increased the average lifespan of humans compared to previous decades but we also see an increase in diseases, especially at younger ages. We have seen from the World Health Organisation that more young people suffer from obesity, diabetes, liver and heart failure. We also see that heart disease is now a disease for people in their thirties. Is the solution to health problems using more medicine in order to achieve longevity or should we try to avoid these diseases by understanding the long-term effects of our choices?
The project will focus on common concerns identified in young people in all of the partner countries, working together to find ways to combat misinformation and to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy longevity.
The idea of the project is not to force young people to make choices but to give them the tools and the knowledge to find information for themselves. To research the truth about diet choices, to see how their lifestyle choices will impact their lives and to understand the choices they have and how these will impact their lives.
We will look at diet choices, taking into account cultural elements, economic elements and geographic elements, seeing what access or limitations young have and how we can remedy any shortcomings in these areas.
We will also address these issues from the perspective of young people with fewer opportunities, these including economic, social, cultural, geographic and health obstacles. The idea is to ensure that all young people should have equal access to information and healthy lifestyle choices, allowing young people to have the same choices regardless of their background and taking their needs into account.
The youth exchange will bring young people from 12 different countries together to xchange and their ideas and learn from each other. By allowing these young people to work together on a common concern we will allow for cultural learning and for us to share the best practices as young people allowing us to share the outcomes with other young people who are the target group of this project.


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Testimonials

Where Do I Belong…………………...

A great question. A question that most of us have asked our self’s, our friend everyone.

Do we have an answer though, is it possible?

Well in Romania during the course of this Youth Exchange we tried and we tried hard. For me personally I kind of know how to answer this question to myself now. And for me the answer is ‘’everywhere’’. 

And why is that because in this amazing project I learn some valuable lessons. Lessons about discriminations lessons about stereotypes. I had the chance to be in the shoes of an immigrant trying to find asylum or in the shoes of a nationalist extremist activist, that gave me the ability to understand stuff to see the world through a different eye and to realize that everything is A MATER OF PERSPECTIVE. And that perspective led me to my answer. 

WDIB was an amazing project for me one of the best I attended or probably the best. The OTI team as always was amazing with the workshops and the OTI Romania team was spot on everything through accommodation (on that lovely small and homey hotel with good food) through general organization of the entire project. An amazing team that was always there to support each and every one of us with all our needs. 

I am really grateful I took part to this magnificent project not only because I get to learn all the stuff I did but because I had the chance to mix and meet lots of new people, but I also had the blessing to make new true friends. Friends that I will cherish for the whole of my life .

Until we meet again all 

Antreas Mr.Big Antreou from Cyprus

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