BSDA is partner in START NOW
05.01.2017
START NOW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG YOUTH
DATES: 01.03.2017 30.11.2018
PARTNERS: BULGARIA & CYPRUS

START NOW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG YOUTH
DATES: 01.03.2017 30.11.2018
PARTNERS: BULGARIA & CYPRUS

AIM:
the main objective of the project is to promote a healthy lifestyle among youth off all ages. The project aim is to implement in different youth organizations an innovative methods of non-formal education about health awareness.

SUMMARY:
Start now!: Strategic partnership for health promotion among youth is a project in the frame of Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 2. The main objective of the project is to promote a healthy lifestyle among youth off all ages. The project will be implemented in the period from March 2017 till December 2018, in three European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus and Poland. The project aim is to implement in different youth organizations an innovative methods of non-formal education about health awareness.
The result of the implemented methods will be a change of the attitudes of young people to more healthy and expand their consciousness of health promotion. The project is implemented by the Health Related Organization for Promotion and Prevention "HOPP" from Opole, in partnership with: Bulgarian Sports Development Association from Sofia and Social Policy and Action Organization from Nicosia. The implementation will be preceded by statistical analysis conducted among projects participants, which consequently will become a base for developed publication.
Tools for achieving these goals will be a series of international meetings, as well as pilot training course, which will be attended by youth workers. The result of these activities will be an innovation, based on a modular system, non-formal method of working with youth, which will be implemented in different organizations and institutions in the projects countries.
The method will be implemented through Non formal Education Centres NEC, managed by all partners organizations. Their main task will be dissemination of developed results among local youth organizations. The established method will be described in details in the projects publication and distributed in European institutions.
For the widest possible dissemination the Method will be settled in the form of an interactive and international youth Portal. Closing action of the project will be an international conference and the Open Days, that will aim to promote and share the results of the strategic partnership.

INNOVATIVE METHOD OF NON FORMAL EDUCATION:
1. Method will contain 4 thematic blocks, each of that blocks will contain 5 modules (20 at all). Topic of each modules group will be fallowing:
 Environmental health (consist of 5 different modules about that topic)
 Healthy diet (consist of 5 )
 Health promotion & disease prevention (consist of 5 )
 Physical activity (consist of 5 )
2. Each of the modules - topics (20 at all) will be consist of 4 parts, that will be connected with different non formal methods:
1. Thematically energizer (but it can be used in other activities, too)
2. Workshop with non formal methods about the topic (how we learn about it?)
3. Evaluation (one chosen method, it should be useful for other activities as well),
4. Dissemination (how we can share with knowledge gained from workshops; also usable with different activities).
3. 3 degrees of difficulty of each modules (20 at all = 6+7+7 e.g.)
  • gymnasium
    • high school
      • students

RESULTS:
I. Publication
II. E-learning platform
III. NEC
I. PUBLICATION How to promote health in non-formal methods among youth:
1. Introduction analysis of situation in all projects countries
2. About non formal education
3. Statistical analysis of questionnaires
4. Innovative method modules (described above)
5. Conclusions, implementation of methods, evaluation
II. INTERACTIVE PLATFORM WITH E-LEARNING COURSE How to use non formal education in health promotion: - will contain 4 thematically blocks (5 modules each) 20 ready modules to use.
Course will contain:
 introduction to non formal education methods
 implementation of workshops (lessons conspectus)
 evaluation methods
 dissemination methods
 additional contest:
o quiz (needed for certificate submission)
o forum (to make it like MOOC massive open online course)
o webinar (just by the time of project implementation, later some version in podcast, video etc.)
III. NEC NON FORMAL EDUCATION CENTER
The project will create 3 mother NEC institutions (HOPP, Bulsport, Social Policy and Action Organization) which can learn and train other organizations. They can certificate them into new NECs. So, each of partners will get NEC logo, site etc. (just to make it more visible and better highlighted in statutory activity). Each of them will provide NEC Certificates - confirmation of capable to use non - formal methods, right to use logo, certificate and promotion by Projects portal.
3 mother NEC institutions will recruit other ngos/public institutions/other to implement among them worked out method (publication). Represented members of them will participate in TC in Opole in March 2018 (21 at all, for 7 from each countries).

PROJECT SCHEDULE
  • 2017
March 2017 project will start. Promotional activities: logotype, poster, brochure.
April 2017 APV in Poland (Opole) we will arrange everything there.
April October 2017 preparations of modules for innovative method
June October 2017 - online platform
July 2017 - International project meeting in Bulgaria Research techniques for youth health analysis (in order to develop research methods and coordinate local activities)
September December 2017 recruitment of institutions for method implementation. Conducting a survey before implementation.
October 2017 - International project meeting in Cyprus "Non-formal methods for health promotion (in order to finish work on modules (method)
November December 2017 - development of modules into a coherent whole, preparing e-learning course
  • 2018
January February 2018 - Development of graphic form and procedure for granting and use of Certificate NEC. Analysis of surveys carried out before the introduction of the method.
March 2018 - International training methodology for youth leaders in Poland How to promote health in non-formal education methods?
April June 2018 Implementation of method, survey after implementation
June August 2018 Recruitment of other institutions
August November meetings with new organizations
August September 2018 preparation of the final result, which is the publication
September 2018 - International evaluation meeting in Bulgaria
October 2018 national conference in Poland // national NEC open days in Bulgaria and Cyprus
October November 2018 - closing the formal issues

DISSMINATION RESULTS:
1. Conference in Poland
2. Open days in Bulgaria and Cyprus 12-16.10.2018