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Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Within the youth exchange project “WONDERS OF WINTER” will participate 30 young people from 18-30 years old from Latvia, Portugal, Spain, Macedonia and Romania through the indoor and outdoor activities of healthy lifestyle. It will develop skills and abilities, personal growth, popularize healthy lifestyle among the inhabitants of Daugavpils city, promote the physical activities and update the recommendations on the healthy food for different groups of society. It will be the Farewell Festival of Winter entertainments.The aim of the project is to promote healthy and active lifestyle of young people, improving the life quality in general.The aim will be achieved through the following activities:- to improve skills and abilities of young people about the healthy lifestyle through the indoor and outdoor winter activities;- to provide development of the skills and abilities of young people and personal growth;- to popularize healthy lifestyle among the inhabitants of Daugavpils city;- to organize activities on promotion of physical activities;- to update the recommendations on the healthy food for different groups of society;- to promote creativeness and culture;- to promote intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity;- to ensure youth exchange project. There will be involved the young people from Latvia and other European countries;- to promote intercultural communication by finding out different cultures of Europe;- to explore possibilities to satisfy their necessities for knowledge, skills and abilities about health, healthy and active lifestyle; improvement of life quality.- to make social work and ensure the activities of final event and successfully organize the public event.Methods used in the project (brainstorming, discussions, interviews, individual work, pair work, group work and teamwork, ice-breaking, team making activities, energizers, creative workshops, presentations, games, world café etc.) will promote intercultural dialogue and youth mobility. There will be ensured the development of skills and abilities and personal growth of young people, as well as achieved the stated aim – to promote the healthy and active lifestyle of young people, improving their life quality in general.The main activities will be focused on education of young people and participation in the following activities: visiting Daugavpils Olympic Centre, Nordic walking on the bicycle track starting from the Daugavpils Fortress, street interview, visiting of bath-house, “Real adventure”, flash mob on the ski route in Stropi: “Snowmen for the active lifestyle!”, “We choose healthy food”, snowball fight championship, organization of public event “Farewell Festival of Winter entertainments” for inhabitants of Daugavpils city: sport and environmental games, creative workshops, etc.The participants will have the experience and knowledge to participate in making better life conditions and friendly environment in their regions, cities and countries at the end of the project. The activities will help young people to understand better their motivation, as well as acquire necessary skills for teambuilding. The gained within the project knowledge and skills will ensure sustainability of results on the level of each participant and level of their social networks. Within the project the young people will develop their personal growth, skills and abilities, will gain useful knowledge and experience, as well as will prove themselves.

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