Monthly Archives: May 2016

Background Study for Local Government Reform

The operational environment of municipalities will meet major changes due to the structural reform in social and health care services as well as in the establishing new counties. Municipalities’ tasks, operations, financing and role in the public administration altogether will change substantially. An online questionnaire will be sent to all municipalities in Finland. Additionally six … Continue reading Background Study for Local Government Reform

MDI Involved In Building the Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region

MDI will conduct, as a subcontractor to Spatial Foresight GmbH, a foresight study on the Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region, that analyses the challenges and opportunities for the region in a global perspective. Major themes to be covered are economy, technology, society, environment and geopolitics. The results will be presented at the Strategy Forum … Continue reading MDI Involved In Building the Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region

The Results of Innovative Strategy Sparring Distilled into a Pamphlet

City of Seinäjoki went through a strategy sparring called SeinäjokiROASTED which gave perspective for creating a new city development strategy. Now MDI has put together a pamphlet which underlines the most critical viewpoints which were identified during the process. The  way of working was innovative and involved blog posts written by experts, discussions and feedback … Continue reading The Results of Innovative Strategy Sparring Distilled into a Pamphlet

Smart Countryside – Study for Prime Ministers Office Seeks for Better Services in Rural Areas By Using Digitalisation And Experiments

Digitalisation and urbanisation have drawn a great wave of attention and numerous projects and studies on Smart City. However, there hasn’t been a similar wave of attention in the countryside, even though digitalisation might have a greater impact there where the distances are longer, volumes smaller and the pace of service structural change quicker. MDI, … Continue reading Smart Countryside – Study for Prime Ministers Office Seeks for Better Services in Rural Areas By Using Digitalisation And Experiments