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Start date: Feb 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Youth Exchange "Eco Travellers" will be held in Bari, from 02/08/2016 to 11/08/2016. It is a project aimed to develop among 30 young participants from 6 different countries (5 for each country) the importance of travelling being more in contact with nature in order to: -Develop healthy lifestyle thanks to open air activities (hiking, biking, SUP, canoeing, bodyboard) in one Natural Protected Park (Foresta Umbra), one Marine Reserve Area (Campomarino di Maruggio) and two National Park (Parco Nazionale dell'Alta Murgia and Parco Nazionale del Gargano) of Puglia, our region, and thanks to a big space dedicated to healthy nutrition (workshops, meeting with experts of Slow Food, Fair-Trade, correct eating habits and laboratories in which they will prepare healthy food following the model of Mediterranean Diet that is heritage of Unesco for its healthy values);-Develop personal soft skills (team working, application of acquired knowledge, social interaction, mediator abillities, ecc.) and especially a deeper understanding of the relationship between themselves and the environment in order to obtain an eco-way of thinking and eco-habits, useful for a better and sustainable daily life, thanks to Bushcraft activities, meeting with experts, trust and role games, workshops, debates about topics as travelling being in total contact with nature, ecology, generation awake, life attitude, recycling, sustainable development and giving a big importance to topics of eco-citizenship and taking part in two volunteering actions: a beach clean-up in the Marine Reserve Area of Campomarino di Maruggio involving the locals, and the creation of an awareness eco-movement called "Life in a Bottle", in the main square of Bari, Piazza Ferrarese, followed by a recycling workshop and after that all the products created in the workshop will be given for free to the locals. The final outputs of the project will be made by the participants themselves and they will be:- a series of video-guide on "How to travell and bushcraft" recorded during the activities of the project to the natural protected area, that will be uploaded on the youtube channel of our association, and shared through all the others associations partecipating to the project;- a promotional video that collects eco-proposals to the local administration to preserve and give values more and more to the natural parks visited; - a production of a Green-Tool e-booklet for young people about how to realize a daily healthy-green-eco life and to young associations to suggest them ideas to realize other projects like this with our help or to reply this in their own countries.
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