Monthly Archives: May 2020

MDI remembers secondary school graduates with traditional grants

MDI distributes grants to Seinäjoki High School and International Business High School in Helsinki, especially to secondary school graduates who have earned credit in social studies and geography. This spring MDI scholarships at Seinäjoki High School will go to Nella Poltto, Otto Haapala and Saara Viitanen. In the International Business High School in Helsinki the … Continue reading MDI remembers secondary school graduates with traditional grants

The study provides tools for the compilation of the housing policy programme

The study on the evaluation and development of housing policy programmes in urban areas and municipalities has been completed. According to the study, the links between municipal housing policy programmes and land use planning strengthen the effectiveness and strategy perspective of the actions. In housing policy, efforts must be made in respect of the multidisciplinary … Continue reading The study provides tools for the compilation of the housing policy programme

The new business programme of Nurmes aims at sustainable growth created together

Pielinen Karelia Development Centre PIKES, the agency responsible for the development of Nurmes, has been expanded through a process of municipal consolidation, has ordered an update of their business programme from MDI. The programme did not change radically as previous key sectors such as forest bioeconomy, agriculture, the food industry and nature tourism were also … Continue reading The new business programme of Nurmes aims at sustainable growth created together

Impact-driven leadership through anticipatory governance

We implemented a digital workshop for the executive group, based on strategy materials of the Association of Finnish Municipalities, exploring the current state of the affairs of impact-driven and systems-based thinking and practice in their strategy work. The objectives of the workshop included stopping to think about the boundary conditions of effective phenomenon-based and impact-driven … Continue reading Impact-driven leadership through anticipatory governance

A team of three trainees will be involved in MDI’s projects this summer

At the beginning of May two new experts joined the team when Iina Tunkkari and Niklas Aro started as trainees. Maria Jussila started her work already earlier in the spring. Interns are closely involved in our projects with, thus far, all work being done remotely. Iina Tunkkari is studying municipal and regional management at the … Continue reading A team of three trainees will be involved in MDI’s projects this summer