Sports 4 the fight against addiction

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Date(s) - 02/10/2023 - 11/10/2023


Project type

Selected participants

In the Eleventh Development Plan (2019-2023) Healthy Living and Fight Against Addiction Working Group Report, a definition was made for addiction as ‘to continue taking a substance despite causing mental, physical or social problems, not quitting despite the desire to quit, and not stopping the desire to take the substance’. In addition, the issue of combating addiction has been addressed under 4 headings in the report: drugs (substance), tobacco, alcohol and technology addiction.

In the Development Plan Sub-Working Group Report; The promotion of sports among young people in order to prevent addiction was highlighted in 2 items. Relevant public, non-governmental and private institutions / organizations, especially official institutions such as ministries, organize awareness trainings for thousands of young people in order to popularize sports. The European Commission has added a separate section – Erasmus+ Sports – to the Erasmus+ program in order to popularize sports activities and accepts only sports projects. However, as a result of the increasing population and addiction rates, more work is needed to spread sports among young people, especially in the local area.

As it can be seen in all the previously mentioned research results, addiction is a serious problem that especially impacts the youth. Any type of addiction among young people is negative and should be fought against. Addiction effects many young people and their families as well. Therefore, with our project, we would like to prepare a campaign that will help us reach out to youngsters with addiction problems and help them overcome it via sports. Sports can be a great form of activity to take one’s mind off things, including bad habits. Sports play a great role in one’s physical fitness as well as mental fitness. Especially team sports, help youngsters connect with their peers. Thus, giving youngsters the opportunity to feel included and part of the ‘team’.

Youth exchange is for everyone who is interested in the topic and would like to travel and meet new people and cultures. Between the age of 18 – 30, leader can be over 30.

Participants will be from Turkey Turkey, Greece Greece, Spain Spain, Poland Poland, The Netheralnds Netherlands and Slovakia Slovakia. There will be 8 participants from each country. 

Accommodation HERE and food will be provided and financed from the Erasmus + program during the whole project. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euro. Detailed information regarding financial procedures are written in FAQ and will be further explained with selected participants.



Registration is open until form is closed. Closed form mean we already finished choosing participants and therefore it is not possible to apply anymore.

Selected participants have to participate in a 30-minute online webinar before departure / date to be specified. Since all these projects are funded by the EU and since the goal of the EU and many projects is to encourage as many young people as possible to be interested in the EU and come to vote in next year’s European elections. That’s why we decided to hold a short 30-minute webinar about how the EU works and the European elections for all selected participants.