EXPO FOR YOUTH
Start date: May 22, 2015,
End date: Nov 21, 2015
The project called "EXPO FOR YOUTH" took place in Gibellina (Trapani), from 13th to 21th September 2015.
In general the project wanted to Encourage active citizenship among young people in Europe, promoting youth participation in the building of Europe and the development of youth work as an important element of civil society.
The aim was to produce garden space, debates, spread european campaign, visits and intercultural events which were performed in a variety of locations at Gibellina. 20 young people from Italy, Spain, Greece and Bulgarie took part in regular garden workshops, debates, rule play, and in the production itself.
Each young person in the group had a specific task, such as communication, publicity, photo, management of rule play, lead garden activities, organize meeting in the school and so on, for which they were responsible.
We believe that young people should understand the story of their food: where it comes from, how it was produced, and what it means for personal and public health. Equipping children with food and nutrition education - in the kitchen and in the classroom - empower them with lifelong skills. During the exchange we organized the following workshop
-Knowledge about food and nutrition increases children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
-Cooking and preparing fresh foods enhances children’s appreciation for healthier and diverse foods.
-Planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables motivates children to also eat them.
and a lot of other activities
The project was entirely initiated, designed and implemented by the young people themselves that collaborate with consortium.
The project helped the participants to encourage their autonomy, creativity and a spirit of enterprise among young people, particularly in the social, civic, cultural and environmental contexts.
The project focused on education for local, regional, national and European citizenship, particularly through the establishment of an Internet site to inform other European countries of the project’s creation so that they can develop it in their own towns and cities and communicate with other young Europeans.
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