PBbase – Participatory budgeting networking afternoon on 16.6.2021

You are welcome to the second participatory budgeting networking afternoon hosted by the EmPaci – Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region – project on the 16th of June 2021 at 14-15.30 Finnish time (UTC+3). The newly named participatory budgeting network PBbase is inviting you to join us in an event to discuss smaller scale participatory budgeting experiences in smaller […]


Our friends from neighbouring region –  WAMA COOP Association from Olsztyn, Poland, acting as a local Social Economy Support Centre (OWES) invites you to participate in the conference on DIRECTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ECONOMICS, which will be held online on the ClickMeeting platform on June 22, 2021 from 12.00-14.30. The conference will be […]

EmPaci project released Communication Plan Guidelines for municipality representatives

As a process, Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a months-long activity that requires careful planning and coordinated implementation. It is never enough to appoint one or two responsible parties, as effective PB involves a variety of stakeholders – municipal staff, subcontracted agencies, community leaders and influencers, partnership organisations, diverse citizen groups. Each party involved requires customised […]

Invitation to the launch of a non-conventional initiative ‘In-between”

On behalf of the Polish Baltic Sea NGO Networks focal point, we are happy to present this invitation below.  Invitation to the launch of a non-conventional initiative10.00-11.00, Tuesday, 11 May 2021   We, a group of civil society organisations from the four EU macro-regions: the Baltic, the Danube, the Adriatic-Ionian and the Alpine invite you to […]

Register Now: Seminars on the Impacts of Participatory Budgeting

We invite you to join our first research seminar, where international experts will share leading research about the impacts of participatory budgeting on governance and well-being and help you use it in your work. This event is promoted by us thank to our participation in EmPaci Interreg Baltic Sea Region project.  Thousands of cities, states, […]

New edition of Gdańsk Participatory Budget opens now!

The Participatory Budget is an example of how the local community has been arranging a space close to its place of residence for the past nine editions. Next Monday, the call for applications for the participatory Budget 2022 starts. In total, there will be nearly PLN 21 million Polish zloty at the disposal of the […]

ENGAGE! capacity-building project funded by EEA Grants starts today!

We are proud to announce that today we officially start our capacity-building project ENGAGE! financed by the EEA Grants – Active Citizens Fund in Poland.  Within the next 27 months we will work tohether with the Association of Polish Communnes Euroregion Baltic from Elbląg and South-Norway European Office from Kristiansand, Norway.   In the ENGAGE! project […]

Thematic report from the Annual Forum 2020 is published

The 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum was held in October 2020, and it was the very first online forum, broadcast from Turku, Finland. The theme of the Forum was “Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability”. Over 800 participants registered to the event to discuss how to cooperate effectively even during times such as a global pandemic. It […]

Umbrella 2.0 project Awareness Raising Event on BSR cooperation

After the Umbrella project’s success (Boosting cross-border cooperation capacities of local actors in the South Baltic Sea), where BISER was one of 6 Project Partners our Leader – Euroregion Baltic decided to propose a package of activities based on already tested actions to involve newcomers in the Baltic Sea Region. The excellent relationship of Euroregion […]

Enable Participatory Budgeting through Information Technology

Setting up a new Participatory Budgeting (PB) process is challenging – and many decisions need to be made. No PB is like another, and each process is highly adapted to local laws, political goals, or the demography of citizens. However, this does not mean that it is not possible to learn from other initiatives. Photo […]