Friday, March 19, 2010

Youth Participation at the 5th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Parma part III

WHO/DG SANCO physical activity workshop went extraordinary well in the morning of 10th of March. We had 2 very nice facilitators from Oxford University, UK. First we had to work individually with a sheet of paper collecting as many good and bad experiences connected to physical activity. Then we had to form groups and we had teamwork. We got a piece of paper with a description of a possible project and the group had to make it youth friendly somehow and had to create a project plan according to it. Just to give you some examples we had to create projects for disabled young people, for people living in the city centre with limited accessibility to green areas, for young people living in the suburbs etc. After reading all project plans with all the advantages and disadvantages we had a discussion on all of them to conclude the session. In the presentation Paul Kelly assured us that further consultations will take place before they publish the blueprint on physical activity, so we gave him our e-mails and we’ll be consulted after they summarize the results from the workshop. All in all it was a very successful event because all the participants were active and they enjoyed it a lot.

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