PHIL

PHIL: Promote Health and Improve Languages
Duration: 36 months
Prevention and promotion of health habits are a real need in today’s society to
improve the quality of life and to delay health problems. It is usually difficult to
change adult’s bad habits and education provides the tools and procedures which will
make the change easier. Adults may lack the confidence, resources or knowledge to
find information on their own so it is important to create the right contexts to
improve the situation.
Linguistic skills are very important to communicate in nowadays wide European
context so multilingualism is a great opportunity to open doors to other worlds,
identities, possibilities and purposes. Promoting lifelong language learning inside and
outside the school provides the opportunity to live in a Europe without borders.
It is also true that nowadays new technologies are part of our everyday lives and one
of the most effective ways of dissemination. As most adult learners are digital
migrants, they need a lot of support in this field so ICT will be used along the life of
the project. In fact, an online Application (‘App’)in different languages will be
developed at European level which will be a very effective motivating tool to engage
users.
In this exchange of good practices, the approach between different countries and
backgrounds will help us build up common European measures of awareness of
prevention and the need of healthy habits.
Aims:
– To increase awareness of importance of prevention and healthy habits
– To break false myths about nutrition and health
– To develop critical thinking about the topic of health
– To develop strategies to improve our lifestyle
– To create authentic contexts for linguistic exchange
– To improve linguistic abilities
– To create innovative didactic materials
– To improve ICT skills
– To promote equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, disability and race
Our target groups are staff/teachers and a wide range of adult learners with different
motivations towards the learning process, from different social, cultural, professional,
economic backgrounds, with different abilities and educational needs.
The partnership brings together the expertise of different adult education institutions
and approaches. The participant institutions are:

– EOI Ferrol: state languages school for adult learners, coordinating institution, Ferrol-
Spain

– Università delle LiberEtà del F.v.g.: international centre for permanent education
Udine-Italy
– IMSC : NGO: Information, Exchange and Education centre, Kelme-Lithuania
– Jazykova skola Palisady 38, state languages school in Bratislava-Slovakia
– Střední škola zemědělská a veterinární Lanškroun: acredited adult education
secondary school for agricultural studies , Lanškroun-Czeck Republic

– CIFP Anxel Casal: Public Vocational School with Higher Education and VET, Coruña-
Spain

So in this strategic partnership for the exchange of good practices, each partner’s
contribution is essential to achieve common goals as they bring in a different
complementary piece to this European puzzle with their expertise (Ferrol-Spain

+Slovakia: language teaching and creating materials, Italy: physical and mental well-
being, Lithuania: ICT, Czech Republic: bio agriculture and healthy bio food and

Coruña-Spain: Health and Social Care Education).
Towards the common framework of measures, our main products will be website,
health action protocols, online ‘ App’ and innovative didactic materials in different
languages, virtual net of communication, training sessions webinars, more awareness
of prevention and good health habits changing attitudes towards them in a positive
way.
Activities include workshops, training sessions, webinars, video calls, talks, debates,
exhibitions, tastings, celebration of health and food days, blended mobilities and
exchange of communication through virtual net. In the process, there will be a lot of
searching, comparing, contrasting, creating, disseminating, training, informing, critical
thinking, acquiring knowledge, making decisions, learning by doing.
The methodology will be motivating, practical and collaborative in which work teams
of staff and learners will work together encouraging both individual and group
responsibilities to build up common goals. The approach will be inclusive at all times,
contributing to lifelong learning from a practical active critical and creative point of
view.
It will have a wide impact in the participants who will improve their social linguistic
and ICT skills and their awareness of the importance of health and prevention, they
will enrich at personal and professional level, will benefit from the free innovative
didactic materials and the online ‘App’ available for free use and download, shared
with all organizations, institutions, schools interested in them. This will guarantee
sustainability not only for the participants but for the public in general in the lifetime
of the project and in the future.