SEMPRE will hold a public kick-off conference on 29 September at the premises of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin. Please mark the date in your calendar! In times of demographic change and limited public finances it becomes increasingly difficult for the public sector to maintain a reliable social service infrastructure in rural areas. Outward migration of young and well-qualified people further aggravates this challenge, and vulnerable groups at the risk of poverty and exclusion - such as older people, migrants, people with disabilities, families and single parents - are in danger of being left behind. It is therefore time to rethink the role of public and private social service providers. The project “SEMPRE – Social Empowerment in Rural Areas” explores end-user involvement in service development as one possible path for securing social welfare in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region.
As the project kicks off its activities, we cordially invite you to exchange your views and ideas with the transnational project partnership as well as participants representing politics, welfare and social economy and social science and to learn what SEMPRE is all about!
More information and a registration form will follow soon by e-mail and on our project website: www.sempre-project.eu!