EUROPEAN MILE – exploring the old town and learning about its treasures

Health Life Academy Association along with its partners, continued the European Mile campaign in Čakovec, Croatia. Starting from the central square in city of Čakovec, more than 100 participants which included children and youth, parents, PwID, trainers, associates in working with PwID and other took a walk through the famous city center and beautiful park. All miles collected in the organized walk was intended for a good cause. As part of the European Mile event, participants took a walk on a beautiful walking trail alongside the famous fort where they also visited the nearby museum.

The participants of the European Mile were members of Health Life Academy Association, SU “Veliko srce” from Koprivnica, the Association for Autism Pogled Nedelišće, School for children with disabilities Pula, Association Latice, Educational center for children with disabilities “Ivan Štark” Osijek and Croatian football clubs (NK Istra 1961, NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica, NK Sloga Čakovec, NK Osijek).

The walk started from the old town of Čakovec following the road through city park and visiting the museum. The Old Town of Čakovec is the most valuable cultural and historical monument and the central memorial point in Međimurje of today. Its walls, towers, palace are the core of the contemporary Čakovec.

Furthermore, the campaign was implemented along with the projects Special Power League – sports league for children with disabilities and Hi-Ability. The basic idea of the project Special Power League is to motivate children with disabilities to actively integrate into society through sports activities. On the other hand, Hi-Ability promotes an education for autonomy, independent and inclusive life for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), in a context still not very accessible such as hiking and eco-tourism.