In 2022 the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) and the Norden Association Sweden, the Policy Area (PA) Coordinators in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) conducted a feasibility analysis to establish a cross-policy area flagship process for co-creative processes with extended stakeholders' involvement. The proposed Economy of Wellbeing of People Flagship aims to effectively address societal challenges covered by EUSBSR actions.

Read more: Policy Areas Health and Education jointly propose a Flagship process for inclusive growth and well-being across EUSBSR actions

Four team members from the newly started competence centre visited Stockholm on 8 and 9 November. The two days visit was organized by the Norden Association Sweden.

On the programme, to start with a half day seminar with key actors in Sweden such as the incubator, Reach for Change, two state agencies, the Swedish ESF Council and the Swedish Agency for Economical and Regional Growth and the national competence centre at Malmö University. Next was study visits to four social entrepreneurs, example from social inclusion, co-working, and a supermarket for people with low incomes.

Read more: EUROPEAN COMPETENCE CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION – supporting social innovation and entrepreneurship