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.






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

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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.

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