Living standards and life expectancy in Europe have increased during the last decades. However, due to physical inactivity, poor diet, and nutrition, a healthy lifestyle's quality has decreased in the same period. Besides health damage, the current lifestyle followed by less physical activity decreases opportunities for socialization, networking, and cultural identity, supporting the social exclusion of youngsters. We decided to focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle, thus including excluded groups. Furthermore, we aimed to raise awareness and build the capacity of female and male youngsters from Poland, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Lithuania to utilize it better and promote it back to their communities.
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During this amazing project participants: explored the concept of a healthy lifestyle discussed current issues related to nutrition, sports, and social exclusion through sharing good practices and experiences described to the prevention of diseases (caused by lack of exercise and poor eating habits) and using sport as an inclusive social method were provided with theoretical and practical opportunities to improve their physical and health competencies were empowered to multiple competencies gained during the Youth Exchange in their local communities by spreading outputs of the project (photos, healthy calendar, games). promoted non-formal education and Erasmus+ Program as a support tool for health education raised their awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, built networks of international contacts, participated in society actively, and developed a sense of European citizenship and identity had a chance to play in an international beach volleyball tournament!
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"I feel sporty and loved! I have new friends from all around the globe. What can be better?"
"When I could combine learning and sport it felt like I finally found my place on earth. Thanks to this Erasmus+ project I finally know what I want to do in life".
"The best project I've ever been on!"
"Erasmus+ is the best opportunity ever to be offered to young people to grow and develop themselves."