The project was developed by LOGO Jugendmanagement. It aims to improve the health literacy of young asylum seekers and unaccompanied young refugees and to promote the exchange between young Austrians and young refugees in the province of Styria.
The young refugees may participate in a range of cost-free and specifically designed activities about "Food & Cooking", "Love & Sex", "Mobility & Repair work", "Sports & Exercise", "Creativity & Living environment". Youth centres and NPOs may obtain funding for activities for young refugees and Austrians.
At least one activity has to be dedicated to the issue of healthy nutrition. The other activities are developed together with the young people (e.g. sport activities, joint outings, crafts).
Implementation of the evaluation
The evaluators' focus is on the process (process evaluation) as well as on the effects of the project activities (summative evaluation).
The summative evaluation has a closer look at the major activities. In selected settings (youth centres and refugee housing facilities), qualitative and quantitative methods are applied to evaluate the effects of this health literacy project. The participating young people are interviewed with easily accessible and interactive methods (z.B. photovoice).
In addition, staff members of youth centres and refugee homes are asked to fill in an online questionnaire about their experiences and ideas regarding further health literacy activities.