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Healthy for Life - Second Edition
Start date: Feb 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Statistics show that, at European level, 36% of the age group 15-24 and 54% of the age group 25-39 are rarely or not at all getting involved in sports or other physical recreational activities. At country level, for the partners involved in our project and on the relevant age group for our target, 18-30, in Romania and Bulgaria the percentage of inactive youth is 50%. In Poland is 42% and in Croatia, Spain and Portugal the scores are a little better, with values between 31-33%. Sedentarism is a problem that high percentages of youth in the partner countries are confronting with, and it can lead to obesity, cardiovascular accidents, depression and other physical or psychological afflictions. Together with our partners, we wish to help youth from our communities to acknowledge that practicing sports and recreational outdoor activities (running, hiking, adventure sports) is benefical for their physical and mental health.Healthy for Life – Second Edition has the aim of increasing the level of acknoledgement of the importance of including sports and other outdoor recreational activities in the life of young people from the communities of the partners involved, underlining their positive impact for a healthy lifestyle. In this sense, a variety of non-formal education methods and practical activities will be used to help youngsters learn by experimenting, in a multicultural context.The objectives of the project:a) The facilitation of the exchange of experiences, information and ideas between the 39 young people participating to the activities, under the guidance of the 6 leaders, related to the theme of the project (practicing regularly sports and outdoor recreational activities)b) Involving the group (45 persons) in concrete sports and outdoor recreational activities, from which they can discover the benefits directly (individual and team sports, hiking, ziplining, rafting)c) Dissemination of relevant information related to the theme of the project in the communities involved through the use of the following instruments created by the participants: 5 motivational videos; 1 brochure in electronic format; 1 dedicated Facebook page; 1 dedicated YouTube channeld) Updating the existing platform and promoting the second edition of the projecte) The creation of a communication platform online (Facebook group) for developing connections between participants, group leaders and partner organizationsThe methods that our activities are based on, during the exchange Healthy for Life – Second Edition, come from the non-formal education area and will ensure that we obtain the desired results. Through the use of previous experiences, we have cathegorized the methods in the following way: integrative, creative, learning through direct experiences, intercultural learning, reflection and self-reflection. Related to the international impact, the main element is the partnership that we wish to develop through the implementation of Healthy for Life – Second Edition, between the 6 NGOs that found a common vision and aim. As it happened in the previous exchange Healthy for Life, from which as a multiplication effect resulted the maintenance of the partnership with 2 of the organizations of the first edition and the writing of this second edition, we wish that this second edition becomes a solid base for other mobilities that will take place in Romania or other countries.

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