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.



Other available language versions:


SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Polish version_PL

SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Swedish version_SE

SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Latvian version_LV

SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_Danish version_DK

 SEMPRE_Empowerment Handbook_German version_DE


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

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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.

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.

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