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A Action 1.1 (YiA) Proje ect “Get2g getherEU – Get 2geth her for Lifee in Europe e” (PT-1 1-E116-2013-R2) CO ONCLUSION NS

Praia da claration a Vitória Dec oup of young g Europeans, aged betwe een 18 and 30 years old d, from arounnd six countrries of A gro the E European Union (Croatiia, Italy, Gre eece, Portugal, Slovakia and Spaiin) – gatherred in Terce eira Island, Azores A archipelago - Po rtugal, from 22nd to 29th h March, on the framew work of the Y Youth In Actio on Program (action 1.1) to discuss th he theme of healthy h lifesty tyles promotion. main goal was w to start from the ch haracteristics s, the overall perspectivee of each co ountry The m relatin ng this issue e, main probllems concern ning it, good d national pra actices and ppublic policie es that contribute to the e promotion of healthy lifestyles. Afterwards, A define d a grooup of ideas s and d be implem mented by pu ublic authoritties at the loocal, regiona al and prioritties that we think should nation nal but also at the Euro opean level in order to tackle the major m probleems the Euro opean socie ety is facing. ed our major problems an nd concerns: Firstlyy we identifie Society iss becoming increasingly i p are not exercisingg enough due to a • sedentary, people e range of re easons like the lack of tim me or even the t new social habits, like ke always traveling whole by ca ar instead of walking (or using u the biccycle) or, for example, wo orking or sittting all day in n front of a computer or other med dia. Of coursse this caus ses obesity and severall kinds of healthy problems; o a big proble em in our countries, peop ple aren’t caareful with the e food • Unhealthyy diet is also metimes it’s easier to fin nd non healthy food thann the healthy y one. they eat, maybe because som nario some ffault. We have to acknowledge that normally, healthy Crisiss may have in this scen food is much morre expensive than the non n-healthy one; young pe eople or even n very young people, are increasing their use of aalcohol, tobac cco or • dence of non n-licit substan nces like nattural or chem mical drugs; even the consumption/depend e is a key issue e when we are a speakingg about problems • The lack of sexual education ed with sexua ally transmittted diseasess; relate The impa act of global crisis, acccording to our opinion n, due to sseveral and d very • prehensive re easons is als so a cause o of non-health hy lifestyles, principally, if we consider the comp psych hological effe ects and men ntal health orr lifestyle hab bits, for exam mple, you neeed to have money m in ord der to be able e to buy healthy food or e even to have e time to do exercise; e

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• Finally, we w consider that actual society faces a new and a dangeroous treat wh hich is ed to the fastt development of social n networks and d the bad impact they caan, in some cases, c relate have in nowadayss living; ondly, in orde er to tackle th hese problem ms, we propo ose these acttions or soluttions: Seco Implemen ntation of ob bligatory pracctice of sportts in every le evel of educcation, even at the • ersities; unive ucation in scchools, not only for you ung children but also for their • Obligatoryy health edu nts, which in ncludes educ cation aboutt the bad efffects of alcohol, drugs aand smoking g. This paren shoulld also inclu ude sexually transmitted diseases (S STD’s) preve ention and aadvices to healthy lifestyyles in generrally; •

Promotion n of sporting events that are directed to all segme ents of popullation;

Create fisscal and other incentivess for enterprrises who ha ave good praactices and social • onsibility in the promotio on of physiccal exercise e, healthy liffestyle and designate special s respo workiing days during the year to put emplo oyees practic cing sports ; •

e minimal age e for drinking g and smokin ng; Raise the

Banning smoking s and d alcohol at p public places s;

Increase the awarene ess about the e importance e of the Med diterranean ddiet and it´s added a • e for health; value •

hould be servved at schoo ols; Only healthy meals sh

at products a and low them m in healthy ones; o Raise taxxes on high fa

Define a legal barrier to healthy p products pric ce in order to o make them m cheaper tha an the • healthy oness; non-h Invest mo ore money in n awareness campaigns and a prevention that in thee correction of the • h problems; health •

p to a healthy h and ccorrect use of o technology y and social nnetworks; Educate people

Implemen ntation of Life elong Learni ng about hea althy lifestyle es;

ns were approved by all participants on this youth exchangee, “Get 2geth her for These conclusion n Europe” on n the 28th Ma arch 2014 in Praia da Vittória, Terceirra Island, Azoores, Portugal. Life in

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Get2getherEU - Get 2gether for Life in Europe - Final Conclusions  

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