Monthly Archives: September 2019

Savonlinna invests in culture

MDI will carry out the Savonlinna Culture Strategy in cooperation with the City of Savonlinna and the Regional Council of South Savo. The project will develop a cultural strategy for the city of Savonlinna which will also take a broader view of the Saimaa area. Together, Savonlinna and Saimaa, will apply for the title of … Continue reading Savonlinna invests in culture

Sitra has raised future themes and knowledge, but the utilisation of future knowledge in decision-making remains problematic

The new evaluation report assesses to what extent Sitra has attained its impact target of “Well-Known Future Trends in Finland 2011–2018”. According to MDI’s evaluation, Sitra’s role is particularly emphasised in the maintenance of future faith and in discussing the importance of shared visions. As such, Sitra has had a significant impact on the following … Continue reading Sitra has raised future themes and knowledge, but the utilisation of future knowledge in decision-making remains problematic

The impacts of innovation-, training- and cooperation of Rural Area Programme have been evaluated

According to the evaluation, training and cooperation measures under the Rural Area Programme have improved the skills of rural developers and entrepreneurs and created networks. Network-based development has strengthened knowledge sharing and the emergence of new products and services. The innovativeness of the program is reflected in the dissemination of knowledge, but investments in translating … Continue reading The impacts of innovation-, training- and cooperation of Rural Area Programme have been evaluated

The development of shrinking areas was thrashed out in the Rural panel discussion

In the context of the Rural Researchers’ Meeting, we organised a discussion on the theme of Happy in the Countryside – Developing shrinking areas. The panel provided insights into what good living in the countryside is, what future prospects are in the countryside and what action is needed in shrinking areas to support good living … Continue reading The development of shrinking areas was thrashed out in the Rural panel discussion