Youth NGO’s, youth social enterprises and other relevant organisations working directly with youth in Baltic countries do an important work that is beneficial for the society in many ways – they create opportunities for young people to gain important knowledge, skills and experience; they help young people tackle problems and challenges; they contribute to sustainable development goals on a local, national and international level, and they contribute to other areas of the society.

However, many times youth organisations struggle to measure, plan, describe, evaluate and communicate the exact value and impact they create. When asked about why their work is important, why they should get funding, what changed because of their work, they can answer only in vague terms and cannot give or show any proof. They lack the capacity and skills to express the impact of their work in concrete numbers, facts, stories, and therefore other stakeholders, communities and society in general has little reason to support what they do.

This joint project by 5 partner organisations in Baltic States will tackle the social impact management issue by improving social impact management knowledge, skills and recognition in Baltic States. All partner organisations are the leading organisations in their respective fields – social entrepreneurship, youth work advocacy and/or impact management – and all are committed and motivated to integrate the project tools, results and activities in their daily work and disseminate the project tools and results through their member and partner networks.

The MAIN OBJECTIVES of the project are:

  • to improve the capacity, skills and know-how of youth workers in youth organisations in Baltic States on topics related to social impact management (impact tracking, measurement, evaluation and communication),
  • and to promote the importance and approaches of social impact management in youth organisations 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 organisations.


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