The countries involved in this project are: Bulgaria (coordinator school), Lithuania, Macedonia, Italy, Poland, Romania and Turkey.The age range of students is 13-18.The aim of our project:”Together we can” is to fight with drug and cigarette addiction, and unhealthy habits at school and everyday life of students through the development of a programme of prevention and by involving students in activities promoting healthy lifestyle.
Teachers will gain by strengthening communication between the students and themselves, exchanging ideas in the field of drug and cigarette prevention and the development of intercultural dialogue with colleagues and students from partnering schools.
“Together we can” presents a lot of features of innovation. One of the innovation features include methodology of ability transfer, based on learning-by-doing and cooperative learning: learning by doing and through debate with others in a context of a team work. his two-year program will have an inevitable impact also on the faculty and teaching techniques that more and more will have to move towards a personalized teaching and the development of non-formal. Another innovative feature will be the development, test, adapt and implement new forms of learning and providing education and training, notably strategic use of open and flexible learning, open educational resources(OER) and better exploitation of the ICT potential.
The project will promote tolerance, social cohesion and solidarity for the participating students through involvement in various activities.We will try to show students that healthy living including healthy habits and sports activities will change the way they live.
Generally, prevention of drug use can be defined as a set of initiatives, activities and policies, which will be implemented with the following objectives:
1. Development and implementation of programmes to prevent the use and abuse of psychoactive substances, alcohol and cigarettes at school.
2. Promotion of healthy lifestyle and reduce the demand and the use of psychoactive substances among students and young people.
3. Expanding opportunities for inclusion of students and young people in forms of modern health education, based on "peer education" in school.
4. Research among students and implementation of national and international strategies against the use of drugs, cigarettes and unhealthy habits among students.
5. Development of partnership with other countries in order to ensure mutual exchange of knowledge and best practices.
All schools will benefit by creating better relations between teachers, students and the community, making school more dynamic and stimulating for all.