We are Project Partners in EmpowerKids-project, which is
co-financed by the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020.


The project ‘’EmpowerKids - Health education and social advice for low-income families with small children’’ addresses social exclusion and inadequate health information and social advice among the children in low-income families in Estonia, Finland and Latvia.

We want children to be empowered to make healthy choices in their daily lives. We want to improve quality of health promotion and social work in participating municipalities and we aim for enhanced social inclusion of children from vulnerable groups. To make this happen we work with health care personnel, social workers and kindergarten teachers in Rakvere, Turku Region and Jurmala. Our main target group are children of 6 – 12 years of age. 

 EmpowerKids project:

*develops, tests and uses EmpowerKids Tool – an interview-based game, which facilitates health and social education for children. EmpowerKids Tool is utilized for targeted counselling and design of interventions which address the real needs of our small clients;

*organizes trainings for social workers, kindergarten teachers and other professionals to promote the use of attractive and empowering methods for health and social education for children;

*organizes healthy workshops and other healthy events for children to promote daily healthy choices in fun and joyful atmosphere.

The EmpowerKids Tool - an attractive and child-friendly tool, which allows the children to assess and reflect on their health habits and situation. It enables the professionals to detect each child´s individual situation and needs in everyday life. Additionally, it helps professionals to give tailored and individualized counseling for children.The tool was developed during the cross-border project "EmpowerKids" project.

Health and social workers have now the possibility to learn more about health status and needs of the children and better plan their interventions.
For a small fee of 150 EUR, that allows us to make sure the application will function correctly, the organization gets an access to the EmpowerKids Tool for 500 users, and to the training material.

For more information, contact EmpowerKids coordinator:
Karolina Mackiewicz, Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association


The project is a joint cooperation venture of:

Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association, Finland

University of Turku, Finland

Rakvere College –  Tallinn University, Estonia

Jurmala City Council Welfare Department, Latvia


The project is co-financed by the Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020
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