After three years of project work, the SEMPRE partnership is happy to present its key results and findings in the following outputs:


"Empowerment - Making it Happen. A handbook on user involvement is social service design and delivery"

The Empowerment Handbook was made for staff of social service providers and everyone who works within social services. It presents empowerment tools that were tested in SEMPRE, examples of their application in the Baltic Sea Region and tips for success when involving users in social service design.


"Practicing User Involvement - An Organisational Roadmap For Social Sercvice Providers"

The Organisational Roadmap is directed at the leadership level of social service providers. It informs them how to start and implement a process leading to more user involvement in organisational practice and social service delivery. You can download a "pocket version" of the roadmap already. The full roadmap will be published here soon!



The SEMPRE Guidebook for Empowerment Training (coming soon!)

The SEMPRE partners have piloted training modules that are meant for building the empowerment capacity and knowledge of current and future social workers. The Guidebook compiles training material and lessons learned in the pilot trainings and is based on the action learning method.


  Micro Project Brochure (coming soon!)
This brochure will present around 30 micro projects that were initiated by the SEMPRE partnership, actively involving disadvantaged groups in developing new social services at the local level. The brochure will be published here soon!


  Policy Recommendations (coming soon!)
We are compiling recommendations for policy and decision makers in the fields of social affairs, regional development and innovation, aiming at a reliable, affordable, and accessible service infrastucture in rural areas. The recommendations will be published here soon.

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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.


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