5 lessons for social entrepreneurs on how to change the system

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship manages the largest network of late-stage social entrepreneurs in the world. Yet when you talk to most entrepreneurs in our community, they describe their impact as a “drop in the ocean”. They say things such as: “I’m not even 5% of the way to where I want to be”. For a […]

20 recommendations from social entrepreneurs

Various kinds of support is needed when launching your social enterprise. While suggestions and advice from investors and customers is very helpful, nothing can be more valuable than advice from the social entrepreneurs themselves. Here is a list of 20 inspiring suggestions and recommendations from social entrepreneurs from Latvia. (Read the original article in Latvian […]

SAVE THE DATE for UMBRELLA expert conference with PA ENERGY panel!

  We invite all the stakeholders interested and working with the energy issues to join us on 25th October in Gdańsk. Umbrella project, together with the EUSBSR PA ENERGY Coordinator and the Economic Development Department of the Pomorskie Marshall Office, will host a full-day expert conference where we will discuss the issues connected to the: renewable energy; environmental management; […]

SOCIAL SEED Erasmus+ project has been granted!

Our SOCIAL SEED Erasmus+ project has been granted! Soon we start 2,5-year cooperation with partners from Spain, Italy and Germany. ✅SOCIAL SEED aims to design a new methodology to incubate socially excluded groups to entrepreneur – with an innovative approach- supported by private companies. It will be validated how should be a hybrid model of cooperation between […]

Take action. Use our UMBRELLA project support!

Thanks to our partnership and already existent networks of cooperation, we’re able to provide direct support in partners search and networking. What is our Pool of Experts and what are the Microactivities we offer? We count on a “Pool of Experts” able to provide expertise in the following EU and Non-EU Grants: Interreg South Baltic Interreg Baltic Sea Region […]

Participation Day 2019 and UMBRELLA mid-term conference in Gdańsk!

Almost 100 participants from Baltic Sea Region NGOs, academia, municipalities and various transnational projects joined us on 11th June 2019 in Gdansk to take part in 3rd Participation Day. This years event was organized jointly by the EUSBSR HA Capacity coordinators, Umbrella project and Union of the Baltic Cities. We invited the stakeholders to come […]

Vistit EmPaci project website

We invite everyone to visit our Interreg Baltic Sea Region EmPaci project website: https://www.empaci.uni-rostock.de/   Project summary: Challenges, objectives, key activities Challenges to citizen participation in the BSR A majority of the BSR areas is characterized by largely fragmented living areas of their inhabitants. This leads to challenges for public authorities and councils when it […]

BISER co-organizing EmPaci project workshop during the UBC General Conference in Kaunas

Workshop: The value of the citizens‘ participation for cities governance, EmPaci Project, XV UBC General Conference in Kaunas 15-18 October 2019 – Apply to join now! The University of Klaipeda, together with the Baltic Institute for Regional Affairs BISER, is organizing the workshop “The value of the citizens‘ participation for cities governance, EmPaci Project” that will take […]

UMBRELLA 2nd Awareness Raising Event in Denmark!

On Europe Day, 9th May, UMBRELLA project held its second Awareness Raising Event. What better occasion to talk about EU opportunities for municipalities and educational institutions? These were the main focus groups of the conference that took place in Sorø, a small municipality located in the core of Region Zealand and perfect location to gather […]