#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.

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Day 4

Day 5

Day 6


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 2: Active Outdoors & Sports

Warm-up, running, stretching

Hiking and camping in various terrains

Safety procedures in outdoor activities

How to increase energy level through outdoor sports

Improve their personal experience and connection with nature

Setting outdoor and sports adventures

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: Active Outdoors & Sports 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.