Results

PAD - improved access to labour market

The main goal of the project was to find solutions to reduce social exclusion and stigma of youngsters and young adults with mental health problems, in order to increase their access to the labour market.
 
PAD contributed to the understanding of existing problems from the perspective of different stakeholders such as employers, companies and enterprises, target group members and different service providers.
 

Improved community

DeDiWe - Curriculum to improve creation of eHealth services

The project DeDiWe created a 30 ECTS multi-professional curriculum “The Developer of Digital Health and Welfare Services”. The curriculum gives future professionals skills in developing improved eHealth services.
 
The study programme is based on the Learning by Developing model, where students, professionals and teachers learn together in working life. Competence level of the study programme is European Qualifications Framework (EQF) levels 5 and 6. Learning takes place mostly on an e-learning platform that is combined with cross-border cooperation. 

Aligned vocational education and training programme

FinEst Link - fixed connection from Helsinki to Tallinn

FinEst link investigated whether it’s realistic to build a fixed link (tunnel) over the Gulf of Finland between Helsinki and Tallin. Upon project completion, the following results were produced:

Reduced travel time of passengers

NutriTrade - Reduced nutrient load through cost-effective measures

NutriTrade reduced nutrient load to the Baltic Sea through cost-effective pilot measures. These included pilot projects, creating a crowdfunding platform for nutrient offset and policy analysis.

Pilot projects

Reduction of nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic

NUTRINFLOW - Sustainable and approachable nutrient reduction

NUTRINFLOW reduced nutrient losses from agriculture to immediate watersheds and into the Baltic Sea.  Reduction was achieved through pilot investments implemented in Finland, Sweden and Latvia, where various nutrient sources were targeted.
 

Reduction of nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic

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.

Improved community

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:

Improved community

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.

Urban area covered with integrated urban management

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.

Improved community

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. 

Joint knowledge intensive enterprise

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.

Improved community

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. 

Improved community