Life is Matter!
As volunteer, firefighter and paramedic as a profession, began researching the situation of the level of education of young people in European states on first aid measures and the rate of fatalities caused by emergencies. The results seem to support the need for a youth exchange on this topic.
According to statistics published by the European Parliament, every year thousands of people lose their lives or are seriously injured in road accidents in the EU. The countries with the lowest road safety are Romania, Turkey and Lithuania. Half of the deaths occur in the first minutes after the impact, so first aid is essential for the injured person. First aid courses are not taught in involved countries¨ schools, and most people only know what they saw on TV, they learned the test forobtaining a driver's license and the training on labor protection.
The objectives of this youth exchange are:
Optimizing the skills of 24 young people and 6 group leaders from 6 countries to identify emergencies, during a youth exchange that will last 8 days;
Development of a set of basic skills for voluntary intervention in emergency situations, such as:traffic accidents, drowning, burns, electric shock, falls from a height, drug overdose, trauma from aggression, common medical conditions, first aid psychological for 30 young people and 6 group leaders from 6 countries, during a youth exchange that will last 8 days;
Providing support to 24 young people and 6 group leaders from 6 countries to identify volunteer contexts in the field of first aid.
Date: 23-31 July 2022
Venue: Gåsbustua, Hamar, Norway
Participating countries: Norway, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Lithuania.
We are entitled to delegate 5 participants between age 18-30.
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