#HealthyHabits is a project of 12 months focused on developing healthy habits and attitudes for sustainable self-development of young people. It is a project that will unite a total of 96 participants from 6 European countries: UK, Romania, Greece, Lithuania, Poland and Croatia in 3 youth exchanges in 2018, all taking place in London, United Kingdom and Seven Sisters, South England. The theme is “how to live healthy, active and fresh”, being comprised of 3 main topics: healthy food, active outdoor physical activity and self-leadership. Each exchange will focus on one of these topics, reshaping approaches and behaviors of young people, in order to improve their inner ecosystem.

Expected General Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness on the concept of healthy lifestyle from a holistic approach;
  • What healthy represents for different people;
  • The role of balance, energy and flow on personal level and work productivity;
  • Impact of healthy routines on performance in entrepreneurship and employment;
  • Stress management by understanding emotions and positive, kind thinking;
  • Creating objectives and step-by-step plan for routine improvements;
  • Self-leadership for creating life-change;
  • Communication and intercultural understanding.


Specific Focus

Phase 1: Healthy Food & Diets

  • Insights about healthy food and the impact on life and nature;
  • Food inside-out: characteristics and looks.
  • Tips to create your own menu and meals;
  • Different types of eating styles (vegetarianism, flexitarianism, raw vegan, etc.)
  • Traditional food in different countries;
  • Food for sports, adventure, on the way;

Who Should Attend

Young person 18-30 years old, citizen of one of the 6 partner countries, willing to experiment a week of healthy living and planning to implement changes in order to live better and healthier, through sports, with better nutrition and adapting positive thinking. We will select 4 young persons from each country +1 group leader of any age.

Structure of of the 1st Youth Exchange #HealthyHabits: Healthy Foods & Diets

DAY 0: Arrival

DAY 1-2: Leadership, Teamwork, Healthy Living in London, UK

DAY 3-4: Healthy Foods and Diets in London, UK

DAY 5-6: Going Outdoors and Experimenting, Camping, Closing in Seven Sisters, South of England

DAY 7: Departure

Delivery Style

Methodology is a combination of:

  • “Learning by experience” – learning from experiencing different activities and putting them into practice
  • “Learning to play, playing to learn” – connected with learning through games, from actions and playful environment
  • “Learning through outdoors” – learning about healthy life topics while being outdoors, hiking and doing sports

Methods Used

  • Experiential learning through hiking, warm-ups, stretching, barefoot walking, outdoor processes, setting up a camp;
  • Group dynamic processes, simulations and teamwork activities;
  • Dynamic workshops and presentations lead by facilitators and participants;
  • Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflections;
  • Learning by doing in group settings and individual processes.