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Project title:

Healthy lifestyle of children and youth through the empowerment of youth workers and the establishment of programs on a local level

Project acronym:

For Youth Health

Project Promoter:

Slovenian Catholic Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Association

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Youth Association No Excuse

Partner 2: Scout Association of Slovenia

Partner 3: National Youth Council of Slovenia

Partner 4: National Institute of Public Health

Partner 5: Public Broadcaster RTV Slovenia, Multimedia Centre RTVSLO

Project duration:

22.01.2015 - 31.10.2016

Total eligible costs of the project:

463,031.00 EUR

Project grant:

413,031.00 EUR

Programme Area:

Public health initiatives

General objective of the project:

Life-style related diseases prevented or reduced

Project summary:

The project “For Youth Health” answers the needs to develop evidence-based prevention initiatives within the growing Slovenian youth sector. The project aims to establish a healthier lifestyle among Slovenian children and adolescents aged 12 to 19. The project also focuses on working with their parents, youth workers and leaders who have a direct impact on young people’s health. Within the project the state of play in terms of the health of children and adolescents shall be analysed, quality training for youth workers and leaders shall be conducted and at least 176 experts in project's thematic fields shall be trained. The project shall introduce health promotion programmes in the youth sector among more than 2500 involved youth and their parents, including children, adolescents, youth workers/ leaders and young parents. The programme prepares educational tools that will allow upgraded and continued work in this area after the project is completed. Qualified professionals will receive the title “health promoter” and organizations that will implement evidence-based health programmes in order to provide a healthier environment for young people will receive the title “healthy organization”. The youth sector will therefore be empowered to start working in line with universal, selective and indicative prevention standards and to understand the impact that (quality) youth work has on young people’s health.

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