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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]