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Winning at what price
Date du début: 1 févr. 2016, Date de fin: 30 nov. 2016 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

Sports should be a part of every person’s life in some form or another, it forms part of a healthy lifestyle and helps people to develop many skills like cooperation, team playing, responsibility and a sense of belonging. Sadly though sports is not always accessible to all people and even those involved in sports are so competitive that some even resort to substance abuse simply to stay on top. This youth exchange will look at sports from three perspectives; making sports accessible to everyone, keeping active to maintain a healthy lifestyle and allowing people to find employment in the field of sports. The youth exchange is made up of young people from various areas of each of the partner countries with more emphasis on young people who don’t have easy or free access to sport, and also including young people who have an interest in turning sports into a career. Young disadvantages people will also participate in this exchange to offer their insight on the subject to allow us to examine and develop new approaching to helping more young people to access sports and also for young people to follow careers in sports.The main issues to be covered in this exchange are access to sport by young people and evaluating the quality and quantity, the support offered to young people from school levels and the continued obstacles they face as they grow up. The second issue to be explored is the use of illegal substances in sports, evaluating why people feel the need to resort to such action and how we can overcome these problems. We will also look at sports or physical activities from the viewpoint of healthy lifestyles. Finally we will be looking at ways that young people can find employment in the field of sports, either by discovering gaps in the market or by creating jobs in the communities that need them.It is our hope to share good and bad practices between the partner countries and knowledge and experience and develop workable solutions to assist more young people to have equal access to sports, to allow them to incorporate at least one sporting activity into their daily lives and to be able to create jobs in the field of sports for young people. In order to achieve these goals the activities foreseen for the project are vital, non-formal and informal methodologies are used to achieve these goals. Discussions are used to allow participants to share knowledge, ideas and experiences with each other. Discussions will give the participants more confidence, especially when seeing that participants from other countries are facing the same problems. Open debates will allow participants to express their personal viewpoints of different matters and to justify them through discussions. This will also allow for others to gain knowledge based on the experiences of others.Workshops will be designed to maintain a European dimension as all groups will be made up of at least one person from each country allowing for inter-cultural learning during the workshops. Workshops are designed around the various subjects allowing the different participants to discuss the issues and work together to solve problems and share experiences.Role playing will also be used to allow the participants to get another perspective of different problems. This has proven to be very successful as it allows for the youth to see common problems from the viewer’s point of view rather than the actor. This also allows for innovative ways of showing problems. This also allows people to take on the role of other people allowing them to better understand problems from different perspectives.Simulations are also done during the project, allowing people to take on roles which are often opposite to their real roles. During the simulations the participants will take on roles to re-enact a real situation based or events and problems in the real world. The participants will work together in their different roles to solve problems and to find solutions to these problems. Important here is that the participants take on random roles which add additional learning tools as they need to think and act as the person they are simulating. Using all the above tools and methodologies the participants learn through non-formal and informal activities which are real, but are within a safe environment allowing them to learn from each other, make mistakes which can be corrected through discussions and not put themselves at risk. In real life when making these choices the results could be dangerous but these activities simulate reality and allow for learning in a safe and secure environment.They will also be able to identify problems with their peers and help them by giving them guidance and support when it is needed. We hope that the information gained during this project is shared within all the communities and especially with the youth of these communities. In addition to learning about the problems the youth will also exchange cultures an



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