The main objectives: The main aim of this project is to inspire and educate professionals in public, private and third sector who are working with or are interested in defining, managing, measuring, and communicating the impact of their activities, as well as young adults who would like to use podcasting as a tool to produce communication materials in relation to topics related to human well-being and environmental protection, i.e., the creation of positive impact and minimizing negative impacts in our society. Additionally, we as the leading partner aim to make the basic information about impact measurement accessible to all so that the new clients of the company would be asking for help on a more advanced level, making servicing them more interesting and impactful. The main activities: We will create an attractive and well-structured compilation of podcast sessions with impact ecosystem practitioners (social entrepreneurs and NGO leaders as well as intrapreneurs from public sector and private corporations that aim to create a positive impact with their work) as their guests. The podcasts will be accompanied by brief and visual reference materials (e.g., typically a mind map of the related main concepts, and links to further reading). Expected results: 1. 245 podcasts in national languages and English. 2. A compilation of reference materials (in total, 32 reference materials will be translated into national languages). 3. Guidance material for podcasting about social impact-related topics. Additionally, there will be 2 learning events in Estonia and Latvia. At the end of the project, two multiplier events will be organised in every partner country. Additional information: Keep an eye on our webpage and social media to get updates on the latest project news. The Project is co-funded by the European Union through Erasmus+ programme.
Latvian Social Enterprise Network, Koç University and Geri Norai LT.
Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (KA220-ADU – Cooperation partnerships in adult education)
The main objectives:
The main aim of the project is to improve the capacity, skills and know-how of youth organizations in the Baltics on topics related to social impact management (impact tracking, measurement, evaluation and communication). Additionally, with the project and its activities we will promote the importance and approaches of social impact management in youth organizations among policy makers and stakeholders in Baltic countries by creating practical, user-friendly impact management tools and policy recommendations and implementing non-formal education learning and experience sharing events for youth organizations.
The main activities:
With this project 2 social impact management learning events in Latvia and Estonia will take place, 4 practical, user-friendly social impact management publications will be released: a best practice compilation, a toolbox for impact assessment, communication guidelines and a set of policy recommendations. Additionally, 6 multiplier events in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania for various youth work related audiences will take place during the project.
It is expected that 155 youth workers (staff and volunteers) of youth organizations in the Baltics have improved their capacity, skills and know-how about social impact management through participating in transnational learning events and multiplier events of the project. It is expected that they feel confident and motivated to use the new skills and know-how in practice.
The aim is also to reach 40 youth policy and youth social entrepreneurship stakeholders, policy makers, decision makers and ecosystem enablers in the Baltics and have them gain insights and knowledge about impact management in youth organizations in the Baltics. The goal is that they will also participate in multiplier events and after the experience are more willing and motivated to use the knowledge, tools and policy recommendations to promote quality and efficiency of larger youth systems on a local, national and Baltic States level.
In addition, 300 youth workers (staff and volunteers) of youth organizations in Baltic States and 100 youth policy and youth social entrepreneurship stakeholders, policy makers, decision makers and ecosystem enablers in Baltic States have gained knowledge about and used the tools and publications created in the project and overall, 50 000 people have been reached and informed about the importance of the work of youth organizations as well as project activities, results and outcomes through project communication and dissemination of results activities.
Keep an eye on our webpage and social media to get updates on the latest project news.
Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for youth)
Objectives, activities, and results
Replacement care means taking care of the child outside their birth family either for a short or a long term. Its quality and effectiveness are important to ensure the well-being of children and young people affected by it. The project aims to find out how recent changes in the social care system have affected the development and implementation of replacement care and therefore the well-being of children and youth.
For example, the assessment answers the following questions:
- How have the changes in legislation and financing have impacted the field of replacement care?
- What has been the impact on the development and provision of training and support services?
- How to increase the sustainability of the changes?
To reach this aim, project partners develop a comprehensive methodology that helps to assess the impact of changes and activities in replacement care. The methodology is then put into practice and necessary information is collected and compiled, analyzed and, based on the result, the progress, as well as bottlenecks and additional development needs, are pointed out.
Objectives, activities, and results
Young people (aged 16-26) in NEET (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) situations have varied and complex needs thus requiring tailored help. On the other hand, any effective system needs to be standardized to a certain extent. The Estonian Education and Youth Board together with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Research aims to create a future model through co-creation and service design to support NEET youth at the local level as effectively as possible.
To construct the model, first, it is necessary to identify current barriers, map out the current mobility, and assess the quality of existing services. As a result of the development process, a model will be developed with the involvement of the municipalities and NEET youth themselves.
The impact management training is organised as a part of a development programme for the future leaders of Estonian NGOs organised by the the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations and financed by the Active Citizens Fund – Estonia (the EEA Grants 2014-2021, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
NULA incubator is the only social innovation incubator in Estonia, helping the social startups to progress from having the initial idea to working with the first beneficiaries and paying clients. Stories For Impact provides the startup teams with impact management tools and skills in the form of training and individual mentoring. As a result, all of the startups have their initial theory of change firmly in place along with a workable measurement plan that keeps them informed and learning along the way. We have been working with the NULA incubator team annually since 2017.