Get Healthy! Get Natural! 13-21 September 2015, Timisoara-Romania
Timișoara . One of the largest Romanian cities (the third most populous city in the country, as of 2011), with a population of 319,279 inhabitants, Timișoara is considered the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. It is the main social, economic and cultural centre in the western part of Romania. The city is a candidate to become, in 2021, the European Capital of Culture.
Timisoara is the place to be in Romania for night life and for leisure for young people. Many bars, pubs, parties and disco clubs are open all year. It is city for students, many important Romanian universities are locates in Timisoara, so it is the place to be for young people, the right place for youth activities.
– Aged 16-30
– From urban areas
– They perform no more than 1-2 hours of physical activities/weekly
– They eat supermarket and fast-food
Arrival Day is Sunday September 13th and Departure Day is Monday September 21st. Of course you will fly into Timisoara Airport (www.aerotim.ro) and from there you will be picked up by our team. If you choose to come by car/bus (participants from countries located in our neighborhood), you will be given the precise address where to come (to note it in your GPS device), as soon as we will establish the
The costs of travel will be reimbursed according the lump sums established by the Erasmus Plus Programme, for Slovakia is 80 euro/participant.
Please read more information about this workshop below and if you are interested, fill this application form!
ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT
The project is aimed at improving youth lifestyle in regards to food habits and physical activities. Nowadays, young people find it accessible to eat unhealthy food, fast-food or supermarket food. They also are prone to get less and less involved in sports and other physical activities, as they are more attracted towards new technologies and other types of activities that are sedentary and bring no benefit to their health.
Our project aims at responding at this challenge of unhealthy lifestyle habits, by involving a group of 50 young people, from 5 different countries for a period of 7 days in different types of activities. The main objective of the project is to make young people aware of the risks of unhealthy lifestyles and to make them change their habits to their own benefits. We aim at informing them about the benefits of
sports, physical movement and healthy diets. We also aim at making young people understand how healthy food is produced,why supermarket food and fast-food can be dangerous for our health and how to make physical activities interactive and attractive.
In terms of activities:
- we will organize awareness rising activities, participants will speak with nutritionists, sports trainers, etc.
- we will go to supermarkets and pay attention to every label on the products we find, to the content of additives and other unhealthy substances
- we will explore the world of small farmers, by listening to their stories and being part of their daily activities
- we will learn new ways of eating natural at accessible costs in the age of speed.
- in addition participants will take part in sports activities, in a wide range of walking routes.
- they will also participate in activities together with the others and will develop
their inter-cultural skills.
The methodology used will be based on non-formal education tools, will be inclusive and will make you actively engage in all activities. The major impact of the project will be a new perspective on healthy lifestyle that will be applied in your daily lives.
WHAT TO BRING
We would like people to bring some comfortable footwear and trousers (a tracksuit and trainers for example) to be used in the trekking activities.
For the Intercultural evening we ask you to bring something that represents how your culture relates to other cultures (e.g. a poem, an object, a song, a fairy tale, a dance, a game, a national costume etc. – something that explains how your culture deals with other cultures
CURRENCY AND COSTS
RON is the currency in Romania (1 Euro= 4.45 RON)
Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks during the seminar will be covered by the organizer, but you may wish to bring some money for snacks or drinks or souvenirs while you are here.