Improvement of the social entrepreneurship networking and educational possibilities in the Baltic Sea region

Taking into account the necessity of tackling social challenges social entrepreneurship (SE) has been recognized as a powerful tool to engage people and solve a lot of issues. However, a lone fighter is never enough, so the network building is the key to the success of social enterprises on a country, regional or international level. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BISER and UMBRELLA @ the European Maritime Day 2019!

Last week UMBRELLA Communication Team from BISER – Bałtycki Instytut Spraw Europejskich i Regionalnych represented our project in a beautiful city of Lisbon for the 2019 edition of the European Maritime Day! During the opening session on 16th May we’ were welcomed by the Fernando MEDINA, President of the Municipality of Lisbon and Ana Paula VITORINO, Minister of Sea, Republic of […]

Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region – EmPaci” kick-off

At the end of March partners of project “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region – EmPaci” met in Rostock, for the kick-off meeting. The project will last for 2,5 years and focus on Participatory Budgeting (PB), the direct participation of citizens in the preparation and adoption of local budgets. As many Baltic Sea Region (BSR) municipalities […]

Get to know our EmPaci project!

Key facts Project duration: 01 Jan 2019 – 30 June 2021 Countries involved: Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland Partner: 13 (see partner page) Associated organisations: 3 (see partner page) Lead partner: University of Rostock, Chair for Accounting, Management Control and Auditing: Prof. Dr. Peter C. Lorson Total ERDF budget 1.878 Mio. EUR Project coordinator in […]