SAIL: Sustaining Active and Innovative Leaders
SAIL: Sustaining Active Innovative Leaders is a youth exchange involving 7 EU countries to be realized in Cyprus under the coordination of the NGO Active Zone Outdoor. The main goal of the project, which will bring together 44 young people from different social and economic background, is to provide the opportunity to young people to take an active role in the life of their community and provide them the possibility to get new skills and knowledge through outdoor and sports education while highlighting the importance of outdoor activities for the development of physically and mentally healthy European Young People.
The total budget of the activity is €26.556,00.
(a) raise awareness on young people and communities on the importance of using outdoor activities as the integration medium within local communities, promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and health enhancing physical activity
allowing them to become active citizens;
(b) highlight the significance of outdoor physical activities as a means to enhance mental health and wellbeing of young people;
(c) promote intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and tolerance amongst young people by using outdoor activities as the main vehicle for the communication of such values;
(d) create the next generation of young leaders on outdoor education that will increase their ability to engage young people in outdoor activities;
(e) spread information about EU opportunities for young people with emphasis given on sports;
(f) develop further co-operation of partner promoter organisations in the field of outdoor education including ERASMUS+ projects.
Team building outdoor activities and team sports will be the main tools of this project. A team sport such as sailing will be οne of the sports in which a group of individuals, on the same team, work together to accomplish an ultimate goal.
Outdoor activities and playful methods will eliminate social, cultural and language barriers among youngsters and encourage them to work together to achieve collaboration, team work, trust and confidence and that will foster their self-confidence and motivate them to actively participate in their local community and therefore in the society we are living in. Young people while working together in the context of non-formal education, it is expected that their behaviour, views and believes will be positively affected, especially having the opportunity to interact in an intercultural environment.