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Key facts

Key facts

Project Title

SEMPRE

Social Empowerment in Rural Areas

Objective

SEMPRE aims to equip social service providers in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region with better tools for service innovation. These tools are based on the idea of empowerment and end-user involvement, which means that their purpose is to give people in rural areas – especially those belonging to vulnerable groups – a better say in their future and to strengthen their ability to get involved in social innovation processes.

Key activities
  • Setting up local and regional networks for empowerment in the partner countries
  • Developing and testing empowerment tools in needs assessment, service development and innovation support
  • Initiating and supporting micro projects as examples for user driven social services
  • Compiling an empowerment handbook and training modules for social service provider staff
  • Collecting good practice in end-user involvement and drawing up a roadmap for organisations in the social sector
Project lifetime
03/2016-02/2019
Funding Source

Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 (European Regional Development Fund) of the European Union

Priority 1: ‘Capacity for innovation’

Specific objective 1.3: ‘Non-technological innovation – to advance the Baltic Sea Region performance in non-technological innovation based on increased capacity of innovation actors

Project budget

Total budget: 4.860.664,11 EUR

Programe co-financing (ERDF): 3.827.755,48 EUR

Lead Partner

Diaconie of Schleswig-Holstein (Diakonisches Werk Schleswig-Holstein)

Countries involved (number of partners)

Denmark (1), Estonia (2), Finland (2), Germany (3), Latvia (3), Lithuania (1), Poland (1), Sweden (3)

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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.

Dissemination Event in Szczecin to transfer SEMPRE Empowerment concepts to Poland

Published: 2019-01-15

On 25 February 2019 the SEMPRE project has been hosted by the Laznia Cooperative (4C Centrum Ekonomii Spotecznej/Kooperatywa Laźnia) in Szczecin, Poland. Thereby the SEMPRE concepts and tools for Empowerment were presented to an audience of social workers, scientiests, and representatives from public authorities and regional development agencies.

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