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 […]

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 […]

Read the English summary of the methodological guide for social incubators #SocialSeed_Project

SOCIAL SEED Eramsus+ project aims to develop and share 4 Intellectual Outputs How to create a social incubatorAnalyse best practices in Europe, structuring ideal incubator phases, timing, limitations, risks management of people with socially excluded backgrounds. METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE FOR SOCIAL INCUBATORS INCUBATION GUIDE FOR GROUPS AT RISK OF SOCIAL EXCLUSIONDownload Download the summary of the […]

“I AM NOT A JOB SEEKER,I AM A JOB-CREATOR” Newsletter from the Social Seed Project

The Social SEED partnership is glad to announce the conclusion of the first phase of the project, during which a methodological guide to design a socialincubator for people at risk of exclusion has been produced as first output. With the support of private companies, the project proposes an innovativeapproach to social incubators, creating a bond […]

Interreg South Baltic Programme Annual Event 2020 – Registration is open!

  The Interreg South Baltic Programme invites to its 5th Annual Event! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and concerns regarding the situation later this year we decided to meet virtually.   On the 17th of September at 10 am we will meet to share thoughts on the impact of Interreg funds on small regions and […]

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 […]

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 […]

News from the EmPaci project on participatory budgeting in the BSR

This month we are delivering to you best practice and news from our Polish project partner, Municipality of BIELSKO-BIAŁA.  “I’m submitting a project”- consultation point of the Participatory Budget 2021. EmPaci pilot testing! The eighth edition of the Bielsko-Biała Participatory Budget 2021 is beginning. This is another chance for the residents to change the nearest […]