Youth Exchange: #HealthyHabits 3: Self-Leadership

Location: London, United Kingdom

Dates: 1 – 8 August 2018

Number of participants: 32

Participating countries: United Kingdom, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Greece

Age: each country send 4 participants + 1 youth leader. Participants are aged 18-30 and youth leader has no age limit

Organizer: Abroadship.org

Apply here: application form

Your applications will be reviewed and you will be selected by sending organisation from your country, so if any particular question, please inquire at following emails:

Abroadship.org United Kingdom hello@abroadship.org
Asociația Synergy Romania angelaaciobanitei@synergyforyou.ro
Syncro Synergy Croatia Croatia synergy@synergy-croatia.com
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
Solidarity Youth Academy Greece training@solidaritymission.org
4YOUth Poland fundacja@4youth.pl

Deadline to apply: 31 July 2018 (only open for UK residents!)

Inquiries about this training course: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

Costs:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only the most economical and agreed before hand at hello@abroadship.org) are covered. Maximum traveling expenses are up to:
    • €20/participant for UK
    • €170/participant for Lithuania, Croatia, Poland
    • €270/participant for Greece, Romania
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory to keep and bring all your tickets and invoices, boarding passes and receipts (originals). Without these documents, traveling costs cannot be reimbursed.
  • €20 (£17.5) fee to be paid by each participant on the spot. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the exchange.
  • Reimbursements will be given in British pounds currency on the last day of the YE.

#HealthyHabits

Download infopack here: #HealthyHabits 3: Self-Leadership – London – United Kingdom – youth excahange – abroadship.org

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Background Story

#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

#HealthyHabits
Phase 3: Self-Leadership

Practice on participants positive thinking in outdoor activities and life itself

Self-empowering modeling

Victim/accountable chart in order to find solutions

Coaching techniques through the circle of experience (Kolb circle)

Leading groups by own example, using neuro-linguistic programming to improve self-proficiency and group results

Improving self-trust and self-confidence

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: Self-Leadership 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.

Follow Up Phase

– implementing a healthy lifestyle campaign –

  1. Youth Exchange-Learning stage
  2. 1-2 months Follow Up Phase
  3. Online campaign on Social Media

#HealthyHabits Team

George Adrian Oprea

George is a professional trainer working with youth and adults for over 7 years. His experience as entrepreneur, trainer in media and outdoor education, project manager in two NGOs, facilitator in adult teambuildings with over 700 participants/year has generated know-how in healthy living, outdoor settings and leadership through sports and movement.

Angela Aciobăniței

Angela is a certified trainer and young entrepreneur with focus on developing creative and sustainable learning tools for children, youth and adults. Angela creates and facilitates programs using mainly non-formal methods on subjects connected to her skills and studies: communication, marketing, playful learning with LEGOs, entrepreneurship. She is currently growing her business and several entrepreneurial projects.

Justinas Brikys

Justinas is a social entrepreneur, investor and founder of Abroadship.org, a centre of learning through mobility, organiser of #HealthyHabits project. He is based in London, lives on a boat and practices alternative lifestyle. Justinas cycles every day, follows vegetarian lifestyle and writes his adventures on a blog developingmoneyideas.com

Financial Costs

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only the most economical and agreed before hand at hello@abroadship.org) are covered. Maximum traveling expenses are up to:
    • €20/participant for UK
    • €170/participant for Lithuania, Croatia, Poland
    • €270/participant for Greece, Romania
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory to keep and bring all your tickets and invoices, boarding passes and receipts (originals). Without these documents, traveling costs cannot be reimbursed.
  • €20 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the exchange.
  • Reimbursements will be given in British pounds currency on the last day of the YE.

Where

It is London, baby! The youth exchange will happen on one of the highest London places, in the middle of the park, in the Lodge at Crystal Palace. Find map of the location here. Participants will live in rooms of 3, 2 or 1 person.

Space

Please find the pictures of the training room, accommodation and surroundings. The lodge is part of the National Sports Centre, built in 1960s, as athletics stadium with capacity of 15,500 and lots of green grass to play. Be ready to feel 1960s atmosphere in the air.

How to Get There

  • There are five airports in order of the size: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and City.
  • Use skyscanner.net to get the cheapest flight.
  • Use easybus.co.uk to get by bus from the aiport to the Victoria station.
  • Buy Oyester card from Victoria station, add £5 to the card and take from 9-12 platform the Southern train to Crystal Palace station.
  • Travel will be reimbursed only for the most economical means of transportation.
  • Traveling options must be confirmed at hello@abroadship.org prior to the purchase of tickets
  • Traveling will be reimbursed in GBP currency on the last day of the YE.

When to Get There

Arrival Day: 1 August, any time

Programme: 2-7 August, in total 6 full days, of which 2 nights will be spent outdoors

Departure Day: 8 July, early morning

Allowed to stay in London days: You are allowed to come max 4 days before the YE or leave after max 4 days after the YE, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 4 days. If you decide to stay more than 4 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself.

Practicals – What to Bring!

  • Casual, warm and sports clothes for outdoors (take into consideration rainy British weather) and indoors
  • Backpack for outdoors
  • Towel and sleeping bag
  • Comfortable rainproof walking shoes and rain jacket
  • Swimming suit
  • Headlight and torch
  • Passport or ID card
  • Medicines
  • Insurance – this is critical! Please bring European Health Card and Insure in other ways because we do not provide and are not liable for any incidents
  • Games, songs, dances, quizzes, food, drinks and traditions to represent your country in the intercultural evening.

Weather

In August temperature in London ranges from 14 to 21 degrees, sunshine lasts about 6 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain is a constant friend and a mandatory discussion subject in all conversations.

Check the weather forecast here.

Medicine, Allergies and Diet

If you have illness, physical limitations and/or use medicine we need to know about, please inform us. If you are vegetarian or have special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange the suitable food.

How to Apply?

Fill this application form: https://goo.gl/forms/wnDtzHe7iiY8c7Pa2

In order to apply for #HealthyHabits project, you must be over 18 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

Abroadship.org United Kingdom hello@abroadship.org
Asociația Synergy Romania angelaaciobanitei@synergyforyou.ro
Syncro Synergy Croatia Croatia synergy@synergy-croatia.com
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
Solidarity Youth Academy Greece training@solidaritymission.org
4YOUth Poland fundacja@4youth.pl

Other Phases

#HealthyHabits 1: Food & Diets
16-23 May 2018
Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/xwsOCGEgaynscmMv2

#HealthyHabits 2: Outdoors & Sports
27 June – 4 July 2018
Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/q7nXD7KHEv3ZP5SH3

#HealthyHabits 3: Self-Leadership
1 – 8 August 2018
Appy here: https://goo.gl/forms/wnDtzHe7iiY8c7Pa2

Contact

For information about practical matters, accommodation or how to get to the place, please contact Abroadship.org at hello@abroadship.org