Welcome to SEMPRE - Social Empowerment in Rural Areas

SEMPRE is a three-year transnational cooperation project that is jointly carried out by 16 partner organisations from the Baltic Sea Region. The aim is to explore innovative forms of social service delivery in rural areas, based on the idea of empowering service users. With this website we invite you to get to know our project and the partnership. Please visit "Current project activities" to find out what is going on in SEMPRE right now!

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SEMPRE study trip to Estonia: Exchange of experiences and learning from best practices is crucial for better social services

Published: 2018-02-22

In the spirit of transnational cooperation and exchange of SEMPRE, the leaders of the Kocenu County Council and representatives of the social services from Valmiera, Mazsalaca, Priekuli and Amata districts participated at a study trip to to Estonia, organized by the SEMPRE partner Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences with the aim to exchange experiences and learn from each other.

“Locally produced joy of life” – A micro project with older adults in Ostrobothnia, Finland

Published: 2018-01-16

The SEMPRE partner Novia University of Applied Sciences works with older adults as our focus group in the SEMPRE project. During last year, a micro project called “Locally Produced Joy of Life”, was developed together with older adults and social service producers in the municipality of Korsholm/Mustasaari.

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