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Body & mind
Start date: 01 May 2015, End date: 31 Dec 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main theme of the exchange in Solna, Sweden, will be Healthy lifestyle. This project will increase the awareness of mental health / illness and highlight the importence of a healthy lifestyle. Thru meeting different people from diffrerent cultures, the youngster will become more openminded. They will realise that even if they have different opinions, thoughts, customs, etc. they have also a lot in common. More important than ever in these times of intolerance and right-wing extremism around in Europe. We consider that training activities can be a appropiated starting point in order to generate good chances for positive meetings among young people from different countries and develope the interest, knowledge and capabilities of this young people. There will be 5 countries involved in this project, Denmark, Italy, France, England and Sweden. And we will be 50 participants all togheter. There will be 6 young people and 2 leaders from each visiting country. Young people in the municipality have a lot of experience in international projects and some of this young people have done presentations for politicians and municipal employees about exchanges and talked about how these projects have had impact on their lives. We will use their exeperience as guidence for the younger participants in this project and they will act as peer leaders. This role will make them grow personally and give them a working-experience that they later on can use in their CV. These young people have also been creating content in this exchange and were initiators of this new project. When we had our first meeting togheter they said some very important things that laid the foundation to the project: - Small groups of people from each country - More dimensions in the programm. - More lectures - More focus on quality, organic food - Important how we start the days (thats why we have yoga and relaxation every morning in the planning) During these days the participants will get exposed to different kinds of training, meet professional people holding lectures about nutrition, entrepreneurship, mental health, motivation etc They will have chat-groups about subjects like stereotypes, social media, equality in sports and why a healhty living is important in the longterm. The leaders from both Sweden and the other countries, have a lot of knowledge about health and training which makes it easy to implement this project. We will use lectures, peer-to-peer, cooperation and informal learning as methodolgy. The knowledge among young people are poor, particularly in the areas with socio-economical disadvantage and less education. We wanna increase this knowledge to promote mental health and inclusion in society.
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