EmPaci “Municipal Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” -online session on 18th of March

Welcome to the first ever “Municipal Participatory Budgeting in the Baltic Sea Region” -online networking afternoon on the 18th of March (18.3.2021) at 13.00-16:30 (UTC +2). Many municipalities and other stakeholders are currently planning or implementing participatory budgeting (PB) in the Baltic Sea Region. As PB is a joint effort, it is important to learn […]

State of programming of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2021-2027

The Joint Programming Committee (JPC) was established and the 1st meeting took place on 4th February 2020, during the meeting, the JPC Rules of Procedure, as well as Terms of Reference for the socio-economic analisys, were adopted. In the following months, the public procurement procedure was carried out and the best offer was selected. Contract […]

EmPaci project involved in the virtual IRSPM Conference 2021 with a panel on participatory budgeting

Panel No. 16 of the virtual IRSPM Conference 2021 will be held on 20 – 23 April 2021 called for papers.  Corresponding chair: Dr. Ellen Haustein, University of Rostock (Germany) – EmPaci Lead Partner .  Panel co-chairs – EmPaci Partners: Peter C. Lorson, Dr., University of Rostock (Germany)  Jaroslav Dvorak, PhD, Klaipėda University (Lithuania)  Lotta-Maria Sinervo, […]

Inspiring read about the participatory budget and participatory democracy #EmPaci

As in our EmPaci Interreg Baltic Sea Region project, we aim to get more municipalities involved and mobilise different types of citizens via building municipal capacities, transnational clusters and cooperation among municipalities and their citizens, we recommend to you this article: “To Support Democracy, Foundations Must Practice Democracy” avaiable here: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/to-support-democracy-foundations-must-practice-democracy/    

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 […]

Umbrella project Success Story Book – “The benefits of cross-border cooperation”

The Umbrella project was meant to be exactly that – an umbrella to gather other projects and a way to connect people through cross-border projects. It was aimed at newcomers who had not yet been involved in projects in the South Baltic Programme. These included small local and regional organisations with an interest in developing a South […]

Made in Social Europe Exhibition 2020

Our #SocialSeed_project (https://socialseedproject.eu/) partners introduced us to this great initiative we are happily sharing with you! Social Platform is delighted to welcome you to our new Made in Social Europe Exhibition 2020 – a collection of 19 inspiring practices from civil society organisations who are a part of Social Platform’s European member networks. In November 2017, European […]

Thank you for being with us during the UMBRELLA Interreg South Baltic Programme project final conference

Dear Umbrella Partners and Beneficiaries, We are more than happy to say, that our UMBRELLA Interreg South Baltic Programme project final conference was a great success. Over 100 people joined us online via ZOOM webinar to hear about our project results, to learn about the EUSBSR, SDGs and EU Green Deal, but also to discuss the […]