Empowerment - Making it Happen! A handbook on user involvement in social service design and delivery

"How can we build empowering environments that value the experiential knowledge of service users and foster the co-production of innovative and sustainable social services?"

The SEMPRE Empowerment Handbook builds upon three years of cooperative work in the transnational project SEMPRE and provices practical advice and inspiration for everyone who works within social services. The SEMPRE partners have tested a variety of empowerment tools that can be applied when working with service users. The handbook contains descriptions of these tools, examples of their application in the Baltic Sea Region and tips for success.

You can download the Empowerment Handbook here.



Other available language versions:


SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Polish version_PL

SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Swedish version_SE

SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Latvian version_LV

SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Danish version_DK

 SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_German version_DE (coming soon!)


 Photos on Handbook cover © Margrethe Caesar Bjerg; © Kathrin Harms - Laif; © Nathan Anderson -; © Ann-Britt Pada

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Final transnational meeting in Hamburg concludes SEMPRE project... for the time being

Published: 2019-01-31
SEMPRE partners have met for the finalisation of the project on 23 and 24 January 2019 in the Ecomenical Forum HafenCity in Hamburg, Germany. An emotional good-bye feedback round as well as some last work session to finalise the remaining outputs and succesfully close the project were all part of this last SEMPRE meeting.

SEMPRE has won the Poster Award in a Social and Health Care seminar in Vaasa, Finland

Published: 2019-01-15
The SEMPRE project in the University Consortium Chydenius was awarded a best poster in the Social and Health Care seminar in Vaasa. The SEMPRE was originally presented in Dublin World Conference in July 2018.

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