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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REGISTER NOW: SEMPRE Final Conference "Make Empowerment Happen! Changing Minds for Better Social Services" will take in Riga on 27 and 28 November 2018

Published: 2018-06-01
As the SEMPRE project is approaching the end of its lifetime, the project partners coordially invite you to Riga (Lativa) on 27-28 November 2018 to present the results of the project but also reflect on social innovation and empowerment in a wider context! Join our final conference "Make Empowerment Happen!  Changing Minds for Better Social Services".

SEMPRE in Liepa, Latvia – coming together and finding new ways for social improvement through empowerment

Published: 2018-05-15

When the SEMPRE project team of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences was asked to join the opening of the NGO “Save the children” in Liepa, Latvia, a small rural community, they were surprised to meet so many children and families enjoying the day. It was the starting point for regular meetings with mothers, youth being outside the labour market, education and training.

The SEMPRE local networks