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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Polish – Lithuanian project is the official partner for the European Social Economy Region Initiative 2021

The Interreg V-A Lithuania – Poland project „Partnership. Entrepreneurship. Action“ has been selected as one of the official European Commission European Social Economy Regions initiative (ESER) 2021 partners. Project partners from Poland represent Warmia and Masuria region. The Project aims to support underserved young entrepreneurs (16 – 29 years) to start, grow and sustain their businesses […]

Have your say and share your experience!

The EU macro-regional strategy is a relatively new policy-making framework covering the Baltic Sea, the Danube, the Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine regions. It serves as an interface between the EU and local level policy developments. The European Commission prepares biennial reports on the implementation of macro-regional strategies. The latest one covers the 2018-2020 period and has all […]

Sharpen The Focus: Identify Process Steps Of Participatory Budgeting #EmPaci

Following a Status Quo Analysis of participatory budgeting (PB) in the Baltic Sea Region, the “Empowering Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” (EmPaci) project introduces its second project output targeting administrative staff, local councillors and other decision-makers in local governments in the BSR. The document “PB Type Groups” aims to provide insights into design […]

Our ENGAGE! project received EEA grant!

ENGAGE! The project aims to become the stimulator of changes and innovations in the cross-border cooperation between NGOs from Poland, Norway and other Baltic sea countries. Three partners (Baltic Institute for Regional Affairs – BISER, South Norway European Office and Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic) will work based on our previous capacity-building projects and […]

Polish Certificate of Quality of Social and Solidarity 2020 awards granted!

The competition for granting the Certificate of Quality of Social and Solidarity 2020 is aimed at awarding those entities that successfully combine economic activity with social commitment. The awarded certificates will contribute to building the brand of specific entities and the entire social economy sector. One of the categories will also include local governments that […]