Project “GoOutThere! Outdoor Challenge” begins!
Our project 101050672-GoOutThere! Outdoor Challenge (shortly GOT OUTDOOR) begins as of 01.07.2022! The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) funded the project within the Call ERASMUS-SPORT-2021-SSCP (small scale cooperation partnerships), greenlighting our Consortium to promote healthy lifestyle, sustainability awareness and adventurous spirt via it!
Association “Expert Pool – Bulgaria” (Coordinator), along with Eprojectconsult – Istituto Europeo di Formazione e Ricerca – Italy, UDRUZENJE GLAS GRUPA LIBERALNIH AMBICIOZNIH I SOLIDARNIH (GLAS) – Serbia, and EVROPAIKI POLITEIA („Kallipolis“) – Greece are partnering together in this project.
What it is about?
Whether it’s a quick hike in the park, multi-day trekking in the mountains, going outdoors is good for everybody. It brings people together, strengthens communities, and helps to keep us healthy. In 2017, the Commission launched the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, as a roadmap to strengthen coordination across different EU policy areas to tackle the societal, health and economic challenges of unhealthy lifestyles, in particular physical inactivity. In line with that, our project main goal is to offer and promote activities that bring people together and create new, inclusive opportunities for getting outdoors.
Mountaineering, hiking, rafting, canyoning – all nature-related sports, are some of the best and most accessible tools to tackle stress, obesity and at the same time provide adventure and unforgettable, integrational experiences.
The project has the following specific objectives:
– Promoting healthy lifestyle through grassroots outdoor sports and spending active time in the nature.
– Increasing the physical activity levels of the target groups in the partnering countries, via motivation and promotion of outdoor life.
– Promote equal, inclusive, and diverse opportunities for access to outdoor adventures to all audiences.
Involving hiking, multi-day trekking, geocaching and other activities, “GoOutThere! Outdoor Challenge” contributes to the Programme efforts to address health problems, reduce social and economic barriers, and establishing sustainable and responsible mindset, via quizzes and tailored information on these topics, during the organized outdoor experiences. The project is also involving novel digital tools, such as “smart challenge tags”, digital adventure maps, unlockable digital achievement badges, others.
“GoOutThere! Outdoor Challenge” is a project aiming to facilitate and nurture outdoor physical activity for adults, through experiencing the wonders of European mountains.
It revolves around creating adventures and challenges for adult people (18-69) to motivate them to venture in the open nature. A series of events will be organized in 4 European countries – Bulgaria, Italy, Serbia and Greece.
Project number: 101050672
Project name: GoOutThere! Outdoor Challenge
Project acronym: GOT OUTDOOR
Type of action: ERASMUS Lump Sum Grants
Granting authority: European Education and Culture Executive Agency
Project starting date: 01.07.2022
Project end date: 30.06.2023
Project duration: 12 months
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