Project received honorary patronage of the President of Opole.
"Youth & Fit Energy" was a trilateral youth exchange in the frame of Erasmus + Programme (key action 1). Young people from 3 partner cities: Opole (Poland), Potsdam (Germany), and Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) all together met in Opole on 9-17th of August 2016. Main topic of the project was health promotion. During 9 days participants took part in many non-formal activities and team games. One of the main events was Oxford debate on the health of urban citizens organized in the Town Hall of Opole. The debate was preceded by a presentation on health and hygiene of urban life throughout history, organized by the Polish participants on the occasion of 800 - anniversary of the Opole city. During the exchange, participants have been working together on prevention program aimed at people with cardiovascular disease. They confronted ideas with experts and built draft of program’s implementation. They have learnt also what culture is, and during informal learning, they have sensed what is multiculturalism. All activities were carried out in the spirit of non-formal education.
Project's poster above
Group photo below
HEALTHY, ACTIVE, YOUNG
We explored active side of the city.
It is all about bananas!
GO HEART - be smart for your heart
Atherosclerosis prevention programme
"Today was a great day for our #GoHEART campaign. As a group of international students from Poland, Germany and Ukraine, we organized a very special event in the centre of Opole city. Our goal was to promote healthy eating and physical activity as a way of preventing one of the most dangerous heart diseases- atherosclerosis. Volunteers were asked to perform a chosen physical activity- some decided to do push-ups, some to jump up and down, others (mostly children) danced for us- in return for a piece of fruit. The inhabitants of Opole were very interested in our project and cooperated happily. It was very interesting to see that young children participated as enthusiastically as the elder ones (especially after mentioning the heart disease). It was a very FRUITFUL (wink wink) day filled with positive energy. We believed that we made a difference in people’s lifestyles for the benefits of their hearts."