Summary

Health Heroes is centred around the vital theme of holistic health, covering mental, physical, and environmental well-being. The initiative is designed not only to educate but also to inspire young individuals to adopt and promote a sustainable lifestyle that benefits both themselves and their surroundings.

Throughout this event, participants will dive into a series of structured discussions and interactive activities designed to boost their understanding and hands-on experience in various health spheres. It’s all about coming together to explore how different aspects of our well-being link up and the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

By the end of the exchange, our goal is for all participants to have cultivated a deeper appreciation for health, armed with the tools and inspiration needed to make positive lifestyle changes and to promote health-conscious practices within their own communities.

Join us on this journey, which transforms knowledge into action, fostering a supportive network, and creating a ripple effect that extends beyond the confines of the activity.

What to Expect

Participant Profile

  • Residents or citizens from any of these countries: Portugal, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, Romania, Lithuania

  • Optimal Age range: 16+ years old
  • Available to attend the whole duration of the program and participate in all the sessions

  • Motivated to learn more about physical well-being, mental health, and meet new people from different cultures

  • Willing to disseminate the project results and the Erasmus+ Programme with other groups of young people

  • Currently not receiving any funds from the European Union (e.g.: participating in an Erasmus exchange program within University)

Location and Venue

The activity will take place in Mezőkövesd at Zsóry Zsibongó Gyermeküdülő és Ifjúsági Tábor: www.zsory.hu

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms, housing 4-6 individuals, with room assignments based on international diversity and separated by gender.

Each participant will be served three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Participants’ dietary preferences and allergy information will be relayed to our catering staff. This data should be provided during the application process to ensure meals are prepared accordingly.

Activity Schedule

The activity is scheduled from June 7th to June 16th. Participants will travel on the first and last days, making June 7th and June 16th the designated travel dates.

  • Day 1-2: The adventure begins with interactive activities designed to build camaraderie and establish a supportive group environment.

  • Day 3: On this day, we dive into the concept of holistic health, shedding light on the intertwined aspects of mental, physical, and environmental well-being.

  • Day 4: Focus narrows to physical health, highlighting the critical role of regular activity and proper nutrition in our daily routines.

  • Day 5: We explore the link between physical and mental health, uncovering ways to balance and enhance our overall wellness.

  • Day 6: Attention turns to emotional and social health, encouraging discussions on the value of strong relationships, effective communication, and managing emotions.

  • Day 7: Environmental health comes into play, examining how our lifestyle choices affect the world around us and identifying steps toward more eco-friendly habits.

  • Day 8: On our final day, we’ll review what we’ve learned, plan how to share this knowledge, evaluate the program, and receive our YouthPass certificates.

Useful information

  • Participation costs: There are no participation costs. Travel, accommodation, and food are funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. However, to avoid last-minute cancelations, participants who are selected will need to pay a 50€ deposit to confirm their participation. This is to avoid last-minute cancelations and to cover possible damages caused by the participants on the accommodation. The money is sent back after the activity.

  • Travel: The 7th and the 16th of April will be the travel days. The Portuguese team will travel by plane, while other teams will use bus, train, or shared car transportation. Once participants are selected, project coordinators will work together on developing a travel itinerary. Participants who prefer to buy the travel tickets for themselves, should inform the project coordinators in advance and save digital copies of their tickets for reimbursement.

  • Health & Insurance: We do not organize insurance for our participants. If they wish to have coverage, participants must arrange insurance for themselves. However, we ask all participants to bring their European Health Insurance Cards, which can be used if they need hospital care.

  • What to bring: Identification card or passport, towel, Hungarian Forint as pocket money to buy personal items (we recommend to bring cash since there might not be an ATM near the venue), laptop (if possible), national food or a typical vest for the gastro and cultural nights, speaker, board games, comfortable and enough clothes for the days of the activity and for outdoor activities as well.

  • Terms & Conditions: Refer to www.e29.eu/terms-and-conditions for detailed terms and conditions.

  • Q&A: Have doubts? Feel free to reach us through our social media channels.

  • Note: We made some changes to our application portal. Even if you already created an account, you might need to click “Sign up now”, validate your email, and create a password. All your previous data will be synchronized through your email address.

How to Take Part?

Sign in to your account or if you don’t have one sign up now and apply.

Deadline to apply: 15.04.2024

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.