People's health is highly correlated with the health of the environment around them. Issues like climate change and pandemics are increasingly turning into alarming bells.
Young people make up a large part of the world's population and the generation that will have to live longer with the consequences of current environmental decisions. It is very essential for Albania to start its transition towards a greener economy and way of life. Therefore, youth should play an important role in leading the country's population towards environmentally friendly and sustainable changes in their behaviour and habits.
The Eco-Health programme promotes a healthy lifestyle among young people and aims to raise their awareness of the essential importance of a healthy ecosystem for all beings and organisms found in nature. Humans are an important part of this ecosystem, but at the same time its greatest danger.
Through this programme, non-formal educational practices such as inclusive and voluntary participation in joint tree-planting initiatives will be used; educational activities among peers which address mental and physical health; promote an active and nature-based lifestyle, including healthy eating and self-care practices.
Moreover, innovative workshops will also be organized in order to raise awareness on health and environmental issues at the local and global levels, where young people will offer their ideas and solutions to address common environmental challenges.
These activities will encourage young people to become active leaders and agents of change for a healthier, more developed and sustainable society.