Invitation for the Cross-border conferences on the future of Interreg South Baltic Programme

Dear UMBRELLA project beneficiaries, On behalf of the Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic as Lead Partner of Umbrella Project and on behalf of the whole project partnership, We’d like to invite you to take part in a focus group discussion, a ‘group interview’ whose scope would be to consult relevant stakeholders who could valuably […]

Online Course: How to Engage People with Disabilities in Participatory Budgeting

Our Partners from EmPaci “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” Interreg Baltic Sea Region project suggested a great online event on participatory budgeting, that we wish to join and we share the word with everyone interested. please read info below, register and join us too.  Do we really need more webinars? We think it’s […]

Registration to the 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum is now open

The EUSBSR Annual Forum will be held online on 20th October 2020. Registration to the Forum is now open. The speakers and moderators have also been published. THE 11TH ANNUAL FORUM OF THE EUSBSR Online on 20 October 2020Turku, Finland www.annualforum2020.eu EUSBSR on Twitter#eusbsrforum2020#eusbsr Registration for the EUSBSR Annual Forum has been opened! Please register […]

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 […]

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 […]