Language
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Key facts

Key facts

Project Title

SEMPRE

Social Empowerment in Rural Areas

Objective

SEMPRE aims to equip social service providers in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region with better tools for service innovation. These tools are based on the idea of empowerment and end-user involvement, which means that their purpose is to give people in rural areas – especially those belonging to vulnerable groups – a better say in their future and to strengthen their ability to get involved in social innovation processes.

Key activities
  • Setting up local and regional networks for empowerment in the partner countries
  • Developing and testing empowerment tools in needs assessment, service development and innovation support
  • Initiating and supporting micro projects as examples for user driven social services
  • Compiling an empowerment handbook and training modules for social service provider staff
  • Collecting good practice in end-user involvement and drawing up a roadmap for organisations in the social sector
Project lifetime
03/2016-02/2019
Funding Source

Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 (European Regional Development Fund) of the European Union

Priority 1: ‘Capacity for innovation’

Specific objective 1.3: ‘Non-technological innovation – to advance the Baltic Sea Region performance in non-technological innovation based on increased capacity of innovation actors

Project budget

Total budget: 4.860.664,11 EUR

Programe co-financing (ERDF): 3.827.755,48 EUR

Lead Partner

Diaconie of Schleswig-Holstein (Diakonisches Werk Schleswig-Holstein)

Countries involved (number of partners)

Denmark (1), Estonia (2), Finland (2), Germany (3), Latvia (3), Lithuania (1), Poland (1), Sweden (3)

our latest news

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SEMPRE Final Conference

Published: 2018-12-10

"Make Empowerment Happen!" - this was the motto of the SEMPRE final conference that took place in Riga on 27 and 28 November 2018. It was a lively event, highlighted by the showcase of 18 service user-driven micro projects from all over the Baltic Sea Region.

SEMPRE results published

Published: 2018-11-27

As the Final Conference "Make Empowerment" in Riga, Latvia is starting, we are glad to announce that we have published the first results of our three years of work in the SEMPRE project: The "Empowerment Handbook" that gives practical advice on how to apply user involvement in social service design, a compilation of the micro projects that were developed and implemented in co-creation processes in the SEMPRE partner regions and a "pocket" version of the organisational roadmap.

You'll find these publications here.

 

The SEMPRE local networks