Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle in Border Regions of Latvia and Belarus
Short title: Move for life
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PRIORITY 2: ADDRESSING COMMON CHALLENGES
Measure 2.2.: Enhancement of education, health and social sphere development
Beneficiary: Latvian Office of Euroregion "Country of Lakes" (Kraslava, Latvia)
Partners: Ludza County Municipality (Ludza, Latvia), Preili County Council (Preili, Latvia), Rezekne Municipality Malta Rural Territory Administration (Malta, Latvia), Riebini County Council (Riebini, Latvia), Ilukste Local Municipality (Ilukste, Latvia), Aglona County Council (Aglona, Latvia), Braslav District Executive Committee (Braslav, Belarus), Department of Education, Sports and Tourism of Verkhnedvinsk District Executive Committee (Verkhnedvinsk, Belarus), Educational establishment “Novopolotsk State School of Olympic Reserve” (Novopolotsk, Belarus), Glubokoye District Physical Culture and Sanitation Centre (Glubokoye, Belarus)
Associate: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia (Riga, Latvia)
PROBLEM: In the age of Information technologies many people reduced their physical activities. Insufficient physical activity and sedentary life of children can affect health in negative way in teenagehood and cause adverse health consequences in adulthood. Researches are indicating that lack of physical activity and sedentary life of children is related to the lack of an active lifestyle in families. Municipalities of border territories of Latvia and Belarus are not offering numerous outdoor activities, which would be available every day for the local inhabitants, especially in winter time. All the partners of the project possess appropriate land, which could be adapted for skiing activities.
OBJECTIVES: To contribute to improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of the boder regions of Latvia and Belarus and to increase the attractiveness of these border territories through cooperation in developing of infrastructure for active lifestyle. The specific objective of the action is improving the health of pupils and families by creating possibilities of outdoor activities, especially winter sports, and increasing the knowledge about healthy lifestyle.
12 partners from Latvia and Belarus shared experience and developed a joint public health project. Taking advantage of the picturesque landscape of the Latvian-Belarusian border region, they created the “move for life” conditions for the inhabitants of 10 Latvian and Belarusian municipalities.
Several skiing and Nordic walking tracks were built under the project. The respective equipment for skiing and Nordic walking as well as equipment for maintenance of the tracks were purchased for the public use and some sport events for pupils and families were organised.
There were stands with information on rules of behaviour and safety installed next to the skiing and Nordic walking tracks. The e-brochure about healthy lifestyle was prepared and made publicly available on partners‘ websites.
|Grant Contract number:||1S-187|
|Total budget:||600 841,37 €|
|EU contribution:||540 757,23 €|
|Implementation period:||18 months (03.2013-08.2014)|
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