Youth in Action Training Course on Sport and Healthy Living

The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) is organising a full-weekend training course on Sport and Healthy Living to be held between 14th and 16th September 2012 at Villa Psaigon, limits of Dingli. There is a nominal fee of Euro 10 charged against the acceptance letter and there are limited places available. Working language shall be Maltese.

This training course is a learning-by-doing experience and will include a number of adventurous outdoor activities. It will also tackle the European Year of Active Ageing and the annual Youth in Action objective which emphasizes “projects promoting healthy behaviours, in particular through the promotion of the practice of outdoor activities and grassroots sports, as a means to promote healthy lifestyles as well as a foster social inclusion and the active participation of young people in society”.

The main aim of the training is to promote healthy lifestyle and behaviours as a means to foster social inclusion. It will also provide ideas and tools to youth workers and leaders on how sport activities can be used in Youth in Action projects, provide detailed information about Youth in Action Programme, give the opportunity to share insights, experiences and good practices, and promote the idea that sport can help in narrowing down the age gap.

The ideal participants for this training are project managers, youth leaders, youth workers or members of sport organisations, members of informal groups of young people, NGOs and organisations that work with young people with fewer opportunities and that can use sport as a means for social inclusion.

Further information can be found online by visiting www.facebook.com/yiamalta and www.yia.eupa.org.mt.

These initiatives are funded with the support of the European Commission (Directorate General Education and Culture). Information on the European Union Programmes Agency can be found at the agency website www.eupa.org.mt.