Name of the project: Youth Exchange ‘’Go healthy!’’
Date of Project: 08.12. – 17.12.2023.
Sending Organization: “BRAVO”
Hosting organization: ‘’Youth Association BIID’’
Place: Riga, Latvia
Participants age: 16+
The number of participants: 6
Working language: English
Deadline for applying: 05.10.2023.
This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Youth Exchange will be grounded in non-formal education, with an experienced trainers’ team facilitating the participants’ learning process. The methodology will prioritize a learner-centered approach and include theoretical elements covering Erasmus+ and theater and drama methodology. Practical components will equip youth workers with theater tools to empower minorities, foster experience sharing, and encourage reflection on acquired competences, alongside the development of new theater methodologies for working with minority youth. Participants will engage in the practice of Stanislavsky Theatre (psychological theater), improvisation theater methods, and pantomime techniques.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The overall aim of the Youth Exchange is to enhance mental well-being and combat the stigmatization of mental health issues, thereby promoting the social inclusion of all young people.
The learning objectives of the Youth Exchange are as follows:
- To explore the concept of a healthy lifestyle.
- To discuss current issues related to nutrition and sports by sharing good practices and experiences in the prevention of diseases caused by a lack of exercise and poor eating habits.
- To provide participants with theoretical and practical opportunities to improve their physical and health competences.
- To encourage young people to become peer educators and establish a network to act as multipliers for a healthy lifestyle.
- To promote non-formal education and the Erasmus+ Programme as support tools for health education.
Each activity has a specific aim related to the objectives, learning outcomes, and expected impact. Additionally, these activities will promote values such as tolerance, respect for cultural diversity, gender equality, mutual understanding, and solidarity. To ensure the fulfillment of these goals, group leaders will facilitate each activity using non-formal and informal methodologies. Each partner will be responsible for the successful implementation of specific activities, and all countries will participate equally in all activities. These planned activities have been developed in collaboration with experienced youth workers and facilitators, drawing inspiration from the Salto toolbox and our extensive training experience. Non-formal and informal methods will be carefully chosen to create a balanced and enjoyable learning atmosphere, allowing participants to share, listen, express themselves, get involved, contribute, support each other, and develop new competencies. Practical opportunities for improving physical and health competences will be provided by starting and finishing each working day with sports or other physical activities. At the end of each day, group reflections will be organized to facilitate participants’ learning processes and enhance each subsequent day’s activities. Through activities like the World café, participants will engage in deep discussions about marginalization and social exclusion in the context of sports and a healthy lifestyle. Role-playing and case scenarios will be used to illustrate how individuals encounter social exclusion in their daily lives and to explore solutions, tools for inclusion, and actions they can take within their communities to promote inclusion.
– Young people aged between 16 and 30 years old who are interested in a healthy lifestyle,
– Ready to participate in the entire youth exchange,
– Able to communicate in the English language and take on the role of a facilitator for specific workshops.
Latvia, Georgia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Republic of Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Romania, Hungary, Italy, and the Netherlands
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRAVELLING
The food and accommodation will be provided and paid by the organizers. Travels costs will be counted based on the distance calculator of European Commission and reimbursed either by bank transfer after the course. It may be that money from the European Commission will be late; in that case, as mentioned, you will get your reimbursement after the course by bank transfer (be ready for that).
The best way to come to Riga is to fly to Riga International Airport, the airport with flights to more than 70 European cities (Athens, Paris, Prague, Rome, Vienna, Warsaw etc.).
Venue of the Youth Exchange
Participants will stay at Hotel Eden Viktorija.
Address: Riga, Aleksandra Caka iela nr. 55
The accommodation will be provided for 2-3 people in each room, with each room having a separate bathroom. The restaurant is inside the hotel. Additionally, the hotel has a conference room that will be used for our Training Course.
Riga is the financial, creative, and cultural center of Latvia. It is the capital and the largest city in Latvia, it is also the largest city in the Baltic States. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of Daugava, Riga has a population of approximately 640,000 inhabitants, or 1/3 of the population of Latvia. The Latvian capital is a young-feeling city with a wealth of culture to explore. It’s a must-visit for architecture buffs, famed for its numerous photogenic Art Nouveau buildings. This makes the city’s streets perfect for casual, slow-paced, self-guided walking tours. Home to Europe’s biggest food market, its oldest zoo and its finest collection of art nouveau buildings, Riga is a city of little-known superlatives.
TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully Covered
How to apply?
- Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
- Deadline for applying: 05.10.2023.
- Selection results: 10.10.2023.
- PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
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