Foundation for Social Action

Foundation for Social Action

Who we are

Foundation for Social Action
The Foundation’s goal is to raise the economic and social capacity of congregations and church organisations, improve the accessibility and quality to services. Its activities include consulting and training projects.

Why we are involved in SEMPRE

SEMPRE addresses issues that the Foundation for Social Action is also dealing with. It mediates information and facilitates cooperation between various stakeholders. An international arena would assist in fulfilling the local goals better and draw more attention to the activities.  SEMPRE enables addressing target groups that have not been addressed by other international projects so far such as families at risk, ex-offenders, NEET (not in education, employment or training) youth, etc. The project enables empowering of risk groups on local level and assists them in improvement of their own lives by providing g training to create jobs. The project increases social entrepreneurship on the local level. These are all values that Foundation for Social Action also shares.

What will be the most important result of SEMPRE?

A regional/international empowerment network is created of various partners such as congregations, local governments, social workers, families, academics, pastoral counsellors, etc. for helping local risk groups.

Whom we are working with

The Foundation for Social Action will, together with the Estonian Evangelical Lutherean Church, create Local Empowerment Networks in the counties Võru and Põlva. The focus will be on families at risk, i.e. families located in remote regions of the country, families having many children, families in poverty where parents are unemployed, families having NEET youth at home. In the two Local Empowerment Networks we will cooperate with NGOs such as Hingetugi (providing pastoral counselling) or the Estonian Association of Large Families, as well as with congregations, the local municipalities of Haanja, Rõuge, Sõmerpalu, Meremäe and the county governments. We will also cooperate with Tallinn University and the Estonian University of Life Sciences as scientific partners.
Foundation for Social Action
Ühiskonnatöö Sihtasutus
Tallinn, Estonia

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Translations of Policy Recommendations available

Published: 2019-12-02
We have translated the SEMPRE Policy Recommendations "Towards Innovative Social Service Provision in the Baltic Sea Region" to German, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian. You can find and download the different language versions here.

We're not done yet: SEMPRE Accelerators is starting!

Published: 2019-09-01
Shortly after the SEMPRE project reached the end of its three-year lifetime, the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme approved our application for an extension stage project: "SEMPRE Accelerators for Service Co-Creation". The project is starting now and will run until 2021.

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