“Oh My Sugar!”

за участие в международен младежки обмен

“Oh My Sugar!”



In Europe, unhealthy eating habits and sugar overconsumption are a big health risk. Many youngsters are obese and get diabetes at early age, but this could be prevented by cutting off unhealthy food and staying away from excessive sugar. That’s why it is important to pay consciously attention to reducing the consumption of sugar and keeping healthy diet as one of the backbone of the healthy lifestyle among young people.
“Oh My Sugar!” is a youth exchange from young people to young people, where learning is based on non-formal education methods, with NO TEACHER OR TRAINER. Learning will happen in the atmosphere where young people can learn from each other, with planned daily schedule, set learning objectives and outcomes! All the participants will contribute to the carrying out activities during the youth exchange!
During the youth exchange participants will discover the basics of healthy eating . They will prepare a healthy daily menu, which will be eaten in wild nature , developing group work skills and learning about other cultures . They will do visual experiments about the sugar amounts in food and drinks we consume daily. Also participants will be searching for commercials from the city which influence people to consume more sugars and unhealthy food. There will also be workshops where they will try some alternative ways to use sugar , like arts or making a body scrub. During the youth exchange we also will visit factories which produce high sugar level food and drinks. Participants can see how much unhealthy products are produced daily and can realize it as a huge health risk for all. During the youth exchange participants will also make a video which can make other youngsters aware of the amounts of
sugar they consume daily and influence to decrease it. Video will be posted to social media by participants to pay attention to the issue. After the youth exchange we hope that our participants will be more aware of the topic and will share their knowledge with their friends and also we hope they can do healthier choices from then on .

Main aim of the youth exchange “Oh My Sugar” is to promote healthy lifestyles among young
● To make them aware of impacts and possible consequences of overuse of sugar.
● To draw their attention to high sugar content products harmfulness and to make them aware of healthier choices.
● To develop their critical thinking and conscious healthier choice making in everyday life.
● To introduce them social media and video editing operation principles for promoting healthy lifestyles.
● To draw attention of young people’s healthier dietary choices through social media.
● To encourage an intercultural dialogue among young people through a healthy diet.

Participant`s profile required:

  • English level ( at least Medium level speaking and writing);
  • Youth workers;
  • Committed to contribute to the follow up of the project;
  • Gender Balance have to be followed as much as possible (3 Male and 3 Female participant per country);
  • People who are able to build new partnerships and cooperation for future projects within Erasmus+ and others programmes in the field of youth with disabilities;
  • Be interested in developing competences and implement follow-up initiatives;
  • Be aware of the characteristics of the learning environment (non-formal education);
  • Some priority will be given to youth belonging from minority groups or facing economic difficulties, coming from rural areas or with other disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as participants from Tryavna or the region.


During the APV, group leaders will be most likely accommodated in the hostel with shared rooms (3-4 persons per room), located in the old town of Tartu.
During the YE, all the participants and group leaders will be accommodated in the shared rooms (most likely 3-5 persons per room) with different nations in order to increase intercultural experience and learning during the YE. We’ll stay in Mammaste, Põlvamaa – Southern Estonia .
Breakfast will be in our kitchen, based on self-service groups we’ll organize among us. Lunch and dinner will be provided on site or if we are on a field trip, either in restaurant or we’ll try some healthier choices of a street food.

Weather in July:

The Estonian summers tend to be fairly short, with the high season falling during late June, July and August, when the daylight lasts for around 18 hours.
Tartu has a humid continental climate with w arm summers and no dry season. We have a lot of mosquitoes due to the humid climate. Just be prepared and keep doors and windows close if you want to sleep in your room.
The average temperatures in July, which is considered the warmest month of the year, are during the daytime 22°C and during the nights 12°C.
It’s difficult to predict if we’ll have sunny or rainy days, weather forecast here is not very accurate on long-term forecasts. So, be ready for sunshine with 27°C and also be prepared for rainy days and 17°C, and nights will be colder. Take swimwear and T-shirts and also jackets and long clothes with you!
It’s also recommended to take a small backpack and waterproof jacket or raincoat with you – we are going to the nature for a day, and we can’t guarantee it’ll be a sunny day 🙂

Activities: APV and YE

1. Advance Planning Visit:

1 group leader (18+ years old) per country to the APV. It will be held in Tartu 22. – 23.06.2017 (+ 2 travel days) . During the APV group leaders will share tasks, discuss and plan the activities for the youth exchange which their group will prepare before the youth exchange and will implement during the youth exchange.
During the APV, group leaders can advise hosting team and make sure that all the conditions will be fulfilled for the persons with special needs in their groups as well. So group leaders willbe responsible for preparing the group and making sure that all the participants will be aware of their tasks and ready to cooperate during the youth exchange and carry out activities for others! Group leaders are also contact persons between the hosting team and the participants before, during and after the youth exchange. Group leaders are also responsible for posting the videos
and publications that participants will make during the youth exchange to the partner organization’s websites and social media accounts. Due to the high level of responsibility that group leaders will have for the functioning and successful project, group management and leadership skills are required .

Youth Exchange “Oh My Sugar!”:

5 participants + 1 group leader per country to the YE. It will be held in Mammaste, Southern Estonia 24.07.2017 – 3.08.2017 (+ 2 travel days) . Participants will be young people between 18 – 30 years old , priority will be given to young people with fewer opportunities.

Working methods:

All the training will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education we remember you that is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing.

Travel Costs:

100% of the participants‘ travel costs will be reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeds the limit, the excess will be paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit is 170€ per participant from Bulgaria.

Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Save the boarding passes from your airport check in as well. Please, be aware that in case you loose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission.

! Note: in case of higher travel cost, you will need to cover excess yourself.

Important: It will be send only one bank transfert per Country . The recipient of the reimbursement is the partner association , not the participants according to the Estonian National Agency rules. To receive reimbursement participants should attend all the planned progamme elements (before, during and after the project activities).

Financial support:

Project is supported by “Erasmus+” program. Accommodation, meals, program and travel cost (based on distance) are covered from grant. There is NO participation feeHowever, 15 BGN will be deductuted from the travel costs or paid to the sending organisation from each participant, in order to be covered the different taxes, related to the participation of each representative from Bulgaria (bank transfer fees, post expenses, difference in the exchange rates, etc.). In case the organisation is covering the tickets, each participant must transfer a guarantee of 70 BGN, to the organisation`s public bank accont to ensure his/her`s participation and if he/she cancels his/her`s participation, the sum will be used to cover the change of the name for the flight, the ticket has been bought already.


The travel insurance is not mandatory but it is highly reccommended. It costs 1 BGN/day and covers all the common injuries during projects up to 5000 Euro. Our organization is not covering insurance, it is individual, but we are going to support you to obtain a proper insurance for the duration of the project. For more information about the insurance, contact us.


Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and
validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)

Applicants MUST:

  1. Have a vilidе ID/International passport.
  2. Possess valid European Health Card.
  3. Fill in the application form and send it to: stanimir.chukov@gmail.com – APPLICATION FORM
  4. Fill in and sign this Participant Agreement.
  5. Check the conditions your participation will be evaluated – Final evaluation form

In the title of the e-mail, write down the name of the project.
The deadline for applying is 30. 04. 2017