Final Conference, Riga (11/2018)

Final Conference of the SEMPRE project

 Make Empowerment Happen!
Changing Mindsets for Better Social Services

27-28 November 2018
University of Latvia, Raina Blvd. 19, Small Hall – Riga, Latvia
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For three years, the partners of the SEMPRE project have been working with different empowerment approaches in rural areas. The aim of the project is to identify ways how social service providers can empower the users of their services – who often belong to marginalised groups – to take part in service innovation processes. We are convinced that user-based service innovation can change the social service landscape in rural parts of the Baltic Sea Region for the better. Above all, it means that we have to change minds!

Empowerment addresses three dimensions: the individual, organisational and societal one. All three dimensions are covered by the SEMPRE project and reflected in the project results which will be presented at our final conference: a two-day event with many interesting speakers and interactive formats for discussion.


We would be very glad to welcome you at the University of Latvia (Raina Blvd. 19, Small Hall) in Riga, Latvia, on 27 and 28 November 2018!

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to!


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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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