Training Course - Training For Health And Wellness

30 August 2012
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Training Course – Training For Health And Wellness

Description: Outcomes of the “SWEEL project: Youth Training For Health And Wellness”, co-organized by ISCA and UFOLEP.


From 18 to 25th of August 2012, 21 young people from 7 different countries gathered in France to learn more about health and wellness in sport for all, in a non-formal setting. The training was organized by UFOLEP and ISCA and aimed at activating an international network that can spread the idea of Health and Well – being through sport as a right and act as multipliers at local level. It took place at Centre les Jonquilles in Xonrupt – Longemer [Vosgi an region] and gathered participants [coming from France, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Denmark, Iceland and Slovenia] from various backgrounds [sport, medicine, youth work, volunteer work]. The philosophy of the SWELL training relied on 3 main pillars: Non-formal education [as a means of facilitating the learning process and increase the interactivity of the event], education through sport [stressing the link between sport and environment] and “Learning by doing” or “learning through experience” [meaning that practical workshops and individual experiences were most of the time the starting point for reflection].


The training try to define a common understanding of the concept of education through sport and physical activities for health and well-being using non-formal education tools. The definition of health and well-being carried during the training was based on the holistic approach and therefore involved mental, physical and social health dimensions. Participants explored the potential of using physical activities in line with Human Rights educational approach in order to promote the Right to health. There was also an emphasis on Education through sport method [participants were asked to create an exercise where physical activity would promote health]. Furthermore, participants did also take part to a workshop on learning for well being which was facilitated by an expert.

Place of implementation: Xonrupt Longemer, Lorraine, France
Duration:18-25 of August 2012
Main activities:Training Course
Organizer:UFOLEP & ISCA
Partner countries:

France, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Denmark, Iceland And Slovenia

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