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Evaluation movie

Evaluation movie

We directed this movie during our last international meeting in Sofia. It was the evaluation meeting during which we shared our experiences and expressed our feelings regarding the project. It was a great adventure for us. Moreover, it was a great pleasure to collaborate with each other because we became friends.

Project has got certificate “Project for a medal”

Project has got certificate “Project for a medal”

Project “Start Now” was positively evaluated by the experts’ board of Institute of the Third Sector and received the “Project for a medal” certificate.

The idea behind the “NGO Certificate” Program is to disseminate knowledge about Polish NGOs, to promote their best activities and projects, and, as in the case of the distinction entitled. “Project for a medal” – promotion of the best initiatives undertaken by non-governmental organizations.

The certificate honors the work of the authors of the Project, highlights the benefits that the Project brings to its recipients/beneficiaries and promotes the idea of acting for the benefit of others. It is also proof of social trust.

We are very grateful for rewarding and appreciating our work.

Open Days in Nicosia

Open Days in Nicosia

The Social Policy and Action Organization organized successfully Open Days. Main event were organized on 13th October at Cafeneio Prodromos. In Cyprus the first Info Day was attended by young volunteers,trainers, representatives from other NGOs and governmental departments.

Participants had a beautiful, enjoyable fun afternoon. They were informed about the project, the activities, the intellectual outputs and the results, they were presented with material developed during the project and then they had the opportunity to participate in different parts of the training modules, interactive exercises and games, They were also informed about the EU Erasmus + program and the opportunities offered to young people. At the same time they got to know each other, spend time, exchange views, ideas and practices.

More Info Days have been arranged with students from different universities in Cyprus (12-16th of October 2018).

Bulgarian Sports Development Association disseminated project’s results

Bulgarian Sports Development Association disseminated project’s results

In the period 12-16 October, 2018, Sofia organized open days in the frame of START NOW project, that took place in parallel in the three partner countries – Poland, Bulgaria and Cyprus within the framework of the European Health Promotion Initiative START NOW. On October 15 and 16, 2018 at the National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski”, all those interested were able to get acquainted with the developed training modules that youth and sports professionals can apply to work with young people and with the online training available for youth workers. 

As a result of the activities under this initiative, Non-formal Education Centers (NEC) was set up to be run by the partner organizations. An interactive international youth information portal has also been set up which also focuses on the training of youth workers in the field of health and prevention available online. 

An online platform was presented, where all training modules developed within the project are available. An extensive publication on How to Promote Health among Young People through Informal Methods was developed within the project to help youth workers and sports professionals familiarize young people with topics that concern their health.

According to the 2017 edition of the Global Health Index, Bulgarians are ranked 68th in health in the world. Although outside the top 50 places, Bulgaria moved five positions ahead. In the 2016 rating, for example, she was 73, while a slight improvement; urgent measures are still urgently needed to improve the health status of the Bulgarians. 

Event closing the Start Now project in Opole

Event closing the Start Now project in Opole

The event closing the project was the Open Day, which took place on October 12 in Opole and was organized by the Health related Organization for Promotion and Prevention. The event consisted of 3 activities: a conference and 2 workshops using the developed method: “Train your brain” (Center for Civil Dialogue) and “Stress less” (University of Opole).

The conference took place in the Opole Town Hall. Among the guests were representatives of the city office, non-governmental organizations and the University of Opole. During the conference, the speakers presented a two-year project, its activities, international and local dimensions as well as results achieved, including: the publication of the project, e-learning course and Non-formal Education Centers.

During the Open Day we had a great pleasure to give interviews for: Reporter Opolski and Radio Doxa.

 

Bulgarian Open Days

Bulgarian Open Days

During the Open Days (12-16th of October 2018) organized by Bulgarian Sports Development Association, many activities such as:

info points,

presentations,

workshops

will be held in different areas of Sofia city.

We encourage young people interested in healthy living to take part in special activities!

Cyprus Open Days

Cyprus Open Days

The Social Policy and Action Organization organizes Open Days in term 12-16th of October 2018. The main event  – the Info Day will be held on 13th October from 17: 00-20:00 pm at Cafeneio Prodromos.

The event is open to anyone wishing to spend a beautiful, enjoyable fun afternoon by:

  • taking part in interactive exercises and games, parts from the Training Modules developed through the project.
  • learning about the EU Erasmus + program and the opportunities offered to young people, and
  • getting to know other young people for interesting discussions and exchanging ideas.