Social Seed project “METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR SOCIAL INCUBATORS” is now ready!

SOCIAL SEED aims to design a new methodology to incubate socially excluded groups to an entrepreneur with an innovative approach supported by private companies. It will be validated how should be a hybrid modelof cooperation between NGOs and companies, analyzing best practices, educational content, and incubating 15 entrepreneurs coming fromsocially excluded groups together with business […]

EmPaci project present at the Social Innovation Seminar

Social Innovation Centre, our project partner from Latvia, participated yesterday in the Social Innovation Seminar, where they represented the European Union’s INTERREG project “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci) www.empaci.eu. The workshop was organised with the support of the Interreg Joint Secretariat and was dedicated to discussing the role of social innovation […]

Interreg South Baltic Programme Annual Event 2020 – Registration is open!

  The Interreg South Baltic Programme invites to its 5th Annual Event! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and concerns regarding the situation later this year we decided to meet virtually.   On the 17th of September at 10 am we will meet to share thoughts on the impact of Interreg funds on small regions and […]

Where is entrepreneurship education heading?

What challenges of today’s world is the social entrepreneurship education facing? Should its’ content be reshaped and if so – how it should be done to make it effective? As one of our main objectives at the social-impact-oriented Erasmus+ project – IndigiSE is to promote the concept of social entrepreneurship among youth and shape youth entrepreneurial mindset.  Thus […]

EmPaci news from Telsiai district on participatory budgeting

Telšiai district municipality is going to start implementing participatory budgeting initiative from 1 of July 2020 Telšiai district municipality politicians and administration aim to be more open, more citizen-oriented, seek for greater transparency in decision-making, the greater trust of the residents, using competence, knowledge and willingness to participate in the life of the district. The result […]

INDIGISE project – adjusting to and supporting youth on socialenterprisebsr.net

The lack of visibility, specialized training, support network and infrastructure, as well as limited access to finance are the main burdens that slow down the transition towards social economy and interfere social entrepreneurs for a larger scale social impact. And managing enterprise is even harder when one is only 20 years old or younger. Nevertheless, […]

Best practices on #participatorybudgeting discussed during #EmPaci project meeting

On June 30th EmPaci Interreg Baltic Sea Region project partners met online to discuss the pilot participatory budgets run in Lithuania, Poland and Germany, as well as to share the best practices from the BSR municipalities, where PB already exists.  BISER, coming from Gdynia, Poland shared the best practice from Gdynia Participatory Budget 2020, since […]

PB practices from Germany! EmPaci project

Our project partner from city of Butzow shares their participatoru budgeting experience: There is a Role for Everyone in the PB Puzzle Today: … the proposal phase for the 1st Bützow participatory budget ended. For a municipality with just about 7 500 inhabitants the received 133 proposals are outstanding and a great start! The next step: […]

Feature matrix of relevant Participatory Budgeting IT tools

On our Interreg Baltic Sea Region project EMPACI website you can now find the Feature matrix of relevant Participatory Budgeting IT tools – http://cities.empaci.eu/ The following table contains an overview of possible Participatory Budgeting (PB) capabilities. It acts as a repository of implantable features. Further, over 50 PB-initiatives around the world were analyzed regarding the […]

Best practice on participatory budgeting from Lithuania

NEWS FROM RIETAVAS, our EmPaci Interreg Baltic Sea Region project partner   On 18 of June 2020 EmPaci project partners Rietavas municipality, Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Centre, Klaipeda University organized the trainings to the civil servants of the Rietavas municipality. Project partners presented lectures on the participatory budgeting status quo, origin, current models and project […]