Monthly Archives: January 2019

MDI spars the next draft of Satakunta’s regional strategy

The regional government, health and social services reform (SOTE) legislation is entering a critical phase. The fate of the reform is now in the hands of the Parliament.  A final decision is expected before the conclusion of current parliamentary session. Future planning at the regional level is in  full swing including the preparation of new … Continue reading MDI spars the next draft of Satakunta’s regional strategy

Nine months on from the innovation camp – the result is new networks, project applications and interesting openings in the nutrient cycle

In April 2018, MDI was involved in the organisation of the Nutrition Recycling Innovation Camp which was part of the Programme to promote nutrient recycling, with the Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Rural Network Support Unit playing lead roles. The camp was tasked with looking for symbiotic solutions to improve nutrient recycling, as well … Continue reading Nine months on from the innovation camp – the result is new networks, project applications and interesting openings in the nutrient cycle

MDI involved in reviewing and evaluating regional experiments on labour and business services

Recently conducted regional experiments in the field of labour and business services aimed to reduce long-term unemployment and raise employment rates. The experiments were additionally tasked with preparing this service area for the new regional governance model including the changing producer structure, the development of customer-oriented employment and entrepreneurship services and the promotion of new … Continue reading MDI involved in reviewing and evaluating regional experiments on labour and business services

MDI studied Island, lake, and river basin policies in Europe

MDI conducted a study on Island, lake and river basin policies in Europe. The study was commissioned and funded by the Island Committee of the Finnish Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.  The project aimed at gaining a picture of islands in the European countries (especially permanently populated islands without fixed land connection), … Continue reading MDI studied Island, lake, and river basin policies in Europe