Proiectul “Healthy life – your ‘new high’” este initiativa Asociatiei ZURY din Timisoara (RO) al carui scop a fost de a conduce la diminuarea consumului de droguri, tutun si alcool in randul tinerilor prin organizarea de campanii de informare si constientizare, prezentarea efectelor negative ale consumului de astfel de substante precum si promovarea unui stil de viata sanatos prin stimularea tinerilor si a copiilor de a se implica in activitati recreationale sportive si out-door, activitati non-formale educative si de petrecere a timpului liber intr-un mod constructiv si placut in detrimentul consumului de droguri, tutun si alcool. Proiectul s-a centrat pe tematici ca: un stil de viata sanatos, sanatate si bunastare, tineret. Prin activitatile planificate, proiectul a dorit sa vina in intampinarea problematicii arzatoare la nivel regional, national dar si european al consumului de droguri, tutun si alcool in randul tinerilor care a luat amploare, Romania fiind unul dintre statele membre cu cea mai mare rata de crestere atat a consumului cat si a extinderii fenomenului.

Obiectivele proiectului au fost urmatoarele:

  1. Informarea, educarea si constientizarea a 1000 de reprezentanti ai populatiei tinere din Arad si Timisoara asupra riscurilor consumului de droguri, alcool si tutun pe parcursul proiectului
  2. Promovarea unui stil de viata sanatos in randul a 300 de tineri si copii din Arad si Timisoara pe parcursul proiectului

Aceste obiective au fost atinse prin derularea urmatoarelor activitati:

– organizarea a 10 campanii de informare cu privire la efectele negative ale consumului de droguri, tutun si alcool in 10 institutii de invatamant din Arad si Timisoara pentru peste 1200 de beneficiari

– organizarea a 12 ateliere de lucru de promovare a unui stil de viata sanatos in 10 institutii de invatamant din Arad si Timisoara cu participarea a peste 220 de tineri si elevi

– organizarea a 3 evenimente publice privind educarea si constientizarea populatiei tineri cu privire la elementele nocive ale consumului de droguri si de tutun cu ocazia Zilei Internationale Anti-tutun (31 mai) si a Zilei Internationale Anti-drog (26 iunie), in 2015, respectiv 2016

– desfasurarea de activitati cu caracter sportiv, de petrecere a timpului liber, jocuri si ateliere educationale si de dezvoltare personala pentru un numar de 140 tineri elevi si copii din mai multe unitati de invatamant si centre educationale

-desfasurarea unei campanii de informare si constientizare cu privire la importanta utilizarii bicicletei ca mijloc de transport in comun precum si ca modalitate de petrecere a timpului liber intr-un mod placut si sanatos in randul a 67 de tineri

– dezvoltarea si consolidarea unui club de ciclism amator (Free Wheelers Bicycle Club) cu peste 140 de membri atat din Arad, cat si Timisoara si organizarea a 10 ture de ciclism si iesiri in natura in mediul urban si zonele montane din cele doua judete.

Metodele si instrumentele pe care voluntarii EVS le-au utilizat in desfasurarea activitatilor au fost din zona non-formala: jocul, ateliere de lucru, sportul, prezentari, flash mob-ul, dezbaterile, brainstorming, animatia socio-educativa, cafeneau publica, animatia stradala, utilizarea de materiale audio-video etc. Tipul activitatilor desfasurate de voluntarii EVS s-au incadrat in urmatoarele categorii: campanii de informare si constientizare, ateliere de lucru, evenimente, club, activitati de natura non-formala.

Prin activitatile planificate, promotorii au in vedere sa aduca un impact in comunitatile locale vizate dar in special in randul tinerilor elevi, studenti si a copiilor in ceea ce priveste consecintele negative aduse de consumul de droguri, tutun si alcool, in special in randul populatiei foarte tinere si a consumului acestor substante de la o varsta frageda. Totodata, promotorii au dorit sa ii stimuleze pe tineri in adoptarea unui stil de viata sanatos, prin promovarea activitatilor cu caracter sportiv, a activitatilor de tip out-door si a miscarii in general urmarind sa aduca rezultate cu privire la scaderea numarului de consumatori de substante nocive si cresterea numarului de copii si tineri implicati constant si activ in activitati placute de petrecere a timpului liber prin sport si activitati desfasurate in natura. De asemenea, proiectul a urmarit sa aduca o schimbare in ceea ce priveste dieta tinerilor si a copiilor din ziua de astazi, prin organizarea de ateliere de promovare a unei diete sanatoase si abordarea unei alimentatii sanatoase.

In cadrul proiectului au fost implicati un numar total de 8 voluntari EVS, trimisi de catre 3 organizatii de trimitere din 3 tari ale programului. Dintre acestia, 4 au fost tineri voluntari cu oportunitati reduse. Tinerii voluntari EVS au desfasurat stagii de voluntariat de 2, respectiv 8 si 10 luni fiecare, primii 5 dintre acestia fiind gazduiti in orasul Arad iar alti 3 fiind gazduiti in orasul Timisoara. Proiectul s-a derulat pe parcursul a 2 ani intre 1 februarie 2015 si 31 ianuarie 2017, stagiile de voluntariat desfasurandu-se in perioada mai 2015 – ianuarie 2017.

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Healthy life – your ‘new high’ is the initiative of ZURY Association from Timisoara (RO) whose aim was to diminish the consumption of drugs, alcohol and tobacco among youth by organizing information and awareness raising campaigns, presenting the negative effects of their consumption as well as promoting in the same time a healthy lifestyle through stimulating young people and children to get involved in recreational sportive and out-door activities, non-formal educational activities and activities of spending their free time in a constructive and pleasant way in disfavor of consuming drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The project was focused on the following subjects: a healthy lifestyle, health & well being, youth. Through the activities planned, the project wished to support solving the serious problematic at regional, national as well as European level of drugs, alcohol and tobacco consumption among youth which in the last years has increased significantly, Romania being one of the European member states with the higher increasing rate of consumption and extension of target groups concerned.

The project objectives were the following:

  1. Inform, educate and raise awareness among 1000 representatives of the youth population from Arad and Timisoara concerning the risks of drugs, alcohol and tobacco consumption during the project
  2. Promoting a healthy lifestyle among 300 young people and children from Arad and Timisoara during the project duration

The objectives were achieved by the implementation of these activities:

– organization of 10 information campaigns concerning the negative effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco consumption in 10 educational structures from Arad and Timisoara for over 1200 beneficiaries

– organization of 12 workshops for promoting a healthy lifestyle in 10 educational institutions from Arad and Timisoara with the participation of more than 220 young people and pupils

– organization of 3 public events in order to educate and raise awareness among the young generation in connection with the harmful elements of drugs and tobacco consumption with the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (31st of May) and International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26th of June), in 2015 and in 2016

– implementation of activities with sportive character, for spending free time, games and educational/personal development workshops for more than 140 young people, pupils and children from various educational institutions and centers

– development of an information and awareness raising campaign regarding the importance of using bicycle as a mean of transportation as well as a way of spending free time in a pleasant and healthy way among 67 youth

– development & consolidation of a cycling amateur club with more than 140 members from Arad and Timisoara and the organization of 10 activities connected to amateur cycling (out-door activities, cycling tours in urban environment and in mountain areas from the counties)

The methods & instruments that the EVS volunteers used to develop the activities were from the non-formal area: games, workshops, sportive activities, presentations, flash mob, debates, brainstorming, socio-educational animation, public cafe, street animation, audio-video materials etc. The types of the activities the EVS volunteers developed belong to the following categories: information and awareness raising campaigns, workshops, events, club, non-formal activities.

Through the planned activities, the promoting organizations aimed to bring an impact in the local communities envisioned, but especially among the youth, students, pupils and children in what concerns the negative consequences of drugs, alcohol and tobacco consumption, aiming specifically to the very young generation and the consumption of these substances from an early age. Moreover, the project wished to stimulate youth in adopting a healthy life style through promoting activities with sportive character, out-door activities and movement in general following to bring results especially in the field of diminishing the number of consumers of harmful substances and raising the number of youth and children involved constantly and actively in pleasant activities of spending their free time through sport and activities developed outside, in nature. Besides this, the project was focused on bringing a change also in terms of youth and children’s diet nowadays by organizing workshops of promoting a healthy diet and approach a healthy nutrition.

Within the project there were involved a total no. of 8 EVS volunteers, sent by 3 different sending organizations from 3 programme countries. Out of them, 4 volunteers were with fewer opportunities. The EVS volunteers developed their voluntary stages of 2, 8 and 10 months each, first 5 of them being involved in the community of Arad and the other 3 in the city of Timisoara. The project lasted for 2 years and was developed between 1st of February 2015 and 31st of January 2017, the voluntary stages being developed between May 2015 and January 2017.

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Galerii foto/video – Photo/video galleries

Campanii de informare si constientizare/Information and awareness raising campaigns
Ateliere de promovare a unui stil de viata sanatos/Workshops to promote a healthy life-style

 

 

Activitati sportive, de petrecere a timpului liber, jocuri si ateliere educationale si de dezvoltare personala/Sportive activities, activities meant to spend free-time, games and educational and personal development workshops

Activitati si actiuni de promovare a mersului de bicicleta/Activities and actions meant to promote the use of bicycle

Ture de ciclism si actiuni conexe/Cycling tours and connected activities

Evenimente publice/de diseminare, seri interculturale, sesiuni de promovare a programului “Erasmus+” si EVS/Public events, intercultural evenings, sessions for promoting “Erasmus+” programme and EVS

Materiale video/Video materials