Results

Improved community

SIPPE - social activities for elderly people

Elderly people are vulnerable to loneliness, health problems, and depression. To support their well-being, project SIPPE developed a so-called well-being party method. Well-being parties aim at activating the elderly and to improve their overall well-being. Well-being parties are events hosted by elderly people themselves and focusing on topics such as nutrition, sleep and rest, participation in social life, nature, physical activities, and music. To enable these activities, the project developed a method to train elderly people as host/hostess of well-being parties.

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FEM - providing information to Estonian women living in Finland

Compared to local residents, foreigners encounter bigger challenges to enter the labour market. FEM project focused on offering support to Estonian women moving to Finland.

To enable smoother access into the Finnish labour market, both for the Estonian women planning to move to Finland and for those already living in the country, the project established info points ”infotuba” in Turku and Helsinki and peer support groups as well as several information events both in Finland and Estonia. The events covered issues such as:

Urban area covered with integrated urban management

Live Baltic Campus - participatory methods for urban planning

For quite sometime, cities have taken steps to include all actors in their urban planning process. Planning according to this principle presents many advantages; those who operate in the area, know their needs best and usually have relevant ideas on how to fulfill them. But what are the best methods to involve them in the process? Live Baltic Campus tested many different ones whilst developing their five integrated urban plans in the university campus areas of Helsinki, Riga, Tartu, Turku, and Uppsala.

Improved community

REGI Support for Estonian families living in Finland

Work-based migration from Estonia to Finland has been growing in the last decade. As a result family members might be separated by the distance and suffer because of that. Project REGI was implemented to support Estonian families affected by this issue.

Joint knowledge intensive enterprise

BELT - start-ups in the Central Baltic region

The BELT project improved start-up culture within the Central Baltic region in various ways. For instance, four BootCamps were organised under the Smart City theme in Jurmala, Helsinki, Norrköping and Tampere. In total, 86 start-ups or teams participated in them, along with individual business ideas. 

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YOUTH-SPORT-VOL - a platform to find volunteering work

To improve possibilities for young people to enter the labour market, YOUTH-SPORT-VOL implemented a sport volunteering model. The model allows young adults to gain working knowledge in the framework of volunteering, thus improving their possiblities to find work. To make volunteering easily discoverable, the project created a web service that allows browsing of events and registering as a volunteer in them. A permanent secreatariat for sport volunteering was established at the Tallinn University as well.

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EmpowerKids - a tool to improve well-being and healthy living of small children

EmpowerKids developed an Internet-accessible tool that promotes healthy living habits and well-being to small children. The tool was developed in close cooperation with health care workers, social care workers and children. The aim of the tool is to supports professionals in consultations regarding physical activity, nutrition, family resources and daily activities, by providing children an easily-approachable and attractive way to receive and reflect on such information. 

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PIM - a bi-lingual education process for children

PIM improved bi-lingual education process for children within Russian-speaking minority groups in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. This was achieved by creating a Parent Involvement Model (PIM). The focus was on ages between 5-10. 
 
Aligned vocational education and training programme

EDU-SMEs project - an aligned VET programme in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

EDU-SMEs project worked for 1,5 years developing one aligned vocational educational training programme in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at four universities of applied sciences in Estonia, Finland and Latvia.

Improved community

Let Us Be Active! improved the community of elderly in Estonia, Finland and Latvia

Let Us Be Active! improved the community of elderly in three cities: Pärnu in Estonia, Turku in Finland and Riga in Latvia.

The project empowered seniors through a participatory approach and made volunteering options visible, for example at the call center in Riga or through the Tripfriend activity in Turku. The elderly got an opportunity to be socially active, do something meaningful, find fulfillment, find an activity that fits them best and establish friendship. In Pärnu a website on volunteering made activities available for seniors.