Mainstream health, mainstream gender
Start date: Sep 1, 2014,
End date: Feb 28, 2015
This is a Seminar with the title “Mainstream health, mainstream gender” that will be hosted in Athens, Greece, in November 2014, gathering together 36 youth workers, youth leaders, activists and volunteers from 10 partner organizations belonging to European Union and SEE: Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Albania, Italy, Kosovo, FYROM, Romania. This is a six-day Seminar that will focus on healthy lifestyles of young people especially women in Europe and the influence of its promotion on young people’s life and behavior in our societies. Sedentary lifestyles, addictions, unhealthy nutrition and disease, still present discrimination of women on different societal strata remain one of the most salient problems in today's Europe, in particular in those regions that are beyond EU legislation and regulations, but not lacking problems in countries of modern Europe. The objectives of the Seminar are:
- To provide space and time for youth organizations working on healthy life issues among youth and healthy lifestyles to present their work,
- To exchange examples of good practice,
- To focus on the debate of the state of health in different realities of Europe and to reflect upon gender dimension of health,
- To explore different techniques as a means of promotion of positives of healthy lifestyles in terms of better communication with young people especially girls,
- To foster future cooperation and young people’s involvement in the process of creation of better approaches towards youth,
- To reflect on issues of health insurance policies and equality programmes of the European Union,
- To create and run follow-up activities in order to influence issues of marginalization of women and girls and to replace social exclusion with gender mainstreaming in healthcare.
The Seminar looks towards improvement of the quality of support systems for activities aimed at the empowerment of young people especially young women in matters concerning health. Moreover, this Seminar will focus on chances and opportunities for intercultural dialogue, opportunities for future transnational cooperation and joint activities.
Using non-formal and informal educational methods, participants will be involved in individual and group work, brainstorming, discussions, round tables, debates, presentations, role plays, analyses, summaries and open space technology.
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