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Healthy body, healthy mind
Start date: Apr 1, 2015, End date: Oct 1, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In Lithuania and in Europe intoxicants, drugs consumption rates constantly rising every year, young people do not care about your healthy lifestyle, physical activities or eating habits. Physical activities take very small part of their daily routine and it is a major concern of our organizations and local communities. Young people often replace their free time and leisure’s physical activities by spending their time in front of computer or watching television and it’s not the best solution of youth, this behavior can also affect their health. After all, each time behaving like this young people hurting themselves. In this project, we aim to spread the idea of a healthy lifestyle among young people, to ensure healthy growth and develop consciously thinking European citizens. The project will organize outdoor activities (each partner will prepare sports game), promotes youth creativity, communication, motivation to learn and acquire new knowledge. An energetic young people will share their knowledge and experiences about a healthy lifestyle, teach each other about their heritage of traditional cuisines. The project will involve the following 5 (with 1 team leader) participants from Lithuania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Estonia, Greece. The project will involve young people with fewer opportunities. Totally 30 young people are ready for healthy initiative and will gather in Lithuanian rural area Musninkai. In the project non-formal education methods are going to be used: group work, outdoor activities, workshops, discussions, sharing of experiences, cultural organizations, "learning by doing", etc. All partners will share their skills, knowledge and practices in order to contribute successful implementation of the project. A lot of management issues were discussed and solved during the preparation of the application. Partners signed a cooperation agreement with each other. More experienced partners are ready to support less experienced partners during whole project implementation. Project coordinator, as a connecting link of all the partners, will inform all partners on the current situation of the project. The project products: - An Online diary of the project; - A video of the project activities; - Facebook group for communication and dissemination of the results; - Booklet on physical activity and healthy eating habits. The project touched upon themes are important in the local communities and European communities, so we can safely say that our partner organizations local, national and international are ready to play an active role in the field of youth healthy lifestyle, and experiences gained through the project will only strengthen their motivation. Hopefully organized local activities by our partners will inspire other institutions to take initiatives for a healthy society which is one of our core values.

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