XUND und DU – Young people’s Health-Conferences in Styria, Austria

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Enhancing health competence of young Styrians and promoting health equitableness the biennial project called “XUND und DU” (paraphrased as “HEALTH and YOU”) is based on the results of the European Health Literacy.

Funded by the Austrian Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs and the Styrian Provincial Government of Health this project was implemented in cooperation by two Styrian associations: “LOGO Jugendmanagement”, specialized in youth information and “beteiligung.st”, specialized in youth participation (Further information: www.logo.at and www.beteiligung.st).

All in all, more than 15.000 young people and 150 associations participated in the project “XUND und DU” in Styria.

The project consisted of the following modules:

* Financial support for healthy activities
The main part of “XUND und DU” gave organisations for young people (e.g. youth centers, social workers, youth clubs, …) the opportunity to realize micro projects aimed at enhancing health skills of young people. More than 200 different activities with over 12.000 young participants and supported via “XUND und DU” by maximum 300 euros, took place in all parts of Styria.

* Youth events
At seven big events – so called “Youth-Health-Conferences” – all the supported activities were presented to more than 4.000 young people. Those conferences showed a variety of opportunities to promote physical and mental health. In addition, regional organisations offered various activities dealt in the areas “exercise – nutrition – mental health – prevention of diseases” and presented the range of regional health enhancing activities.

* Networking
All over Styria a new network of specialist departments of health, youth workers and educational facilities has dealt with the topic of “health competence” and “adolescence”.

* Youth Peers
20 young people acted in the role of journalists and spread the idea of “health competence” in their peer group using their own channels (e.g. social media channels, photography, …).

For further information, please visit the website www.xundunddu.st, contact LOGO Jugend.Info via e-mail (Johannes.heher@logo.at) or call +43 316 90 370 227.

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XUND und DU – Young people’s Health-Conferences in Styria, Austria
XUND und DU – Young people’s Health-Conferences in Styria, Austria
XUND und DU – Young people’s Health-Conferences in Styria, Austria
XUND und DU – Young people’s Health-Conferences in Styria, Austria

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