Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Culture Finland -project promoting cultural tourism has been evaluated

MDI evaluated the operation, results and usefulness of the Culture Finland project, promoting the coordination of cultural tourism, to Visit Finland (Business Finland) and made recommendations for the development of cultural tourism in the future. The aim of the Culture Finland programme is to increase cultural tourism to and from Finland by promoting cooperation between … Continue reading The Culture Finland -project promoting cultural tourism has been evaluated

Leader groups are preparing a strategy for the next programming period

MDI supports the Leader groups in Suupohja, Päijät-Häme and Pohjois-Kymenlaakso in their strategy work for the next programming period (2021–2027). The key issues in planning the local development strategy for the new programming period are: what the Leader group should fund and develop in the forthcoming programming period and what role the Leader group will … Continue reading Leader groups are preparing a strategy for the next programming period

Kymenlaakso’s smart specialisation strategy is being updated

Kymenlaakso’s smart specialisation strategy (RIS3) will be updated during 2020. In addition, the scenarios produced in connection with the extensive scenario work carried out in 2018–2019 will be updated to take into account the Covid-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020. In the first phase, MDI will conduct a background analysis of both the RIS3 … Continue reading Kymenlaakso’s smart specialisation strategy is being updated

Finns’ relationship to nature has strengthened

MDI conducted a Nature Relations Barometer survey for the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Environment Institute. The survey examined Finns’ relationship with nature, with the safeguarding of its diversity and how responsibilities should be divided between different parties (citizens, the state, municipal authorities, landowners). The survey was conducted in June 2020 and was … Continue reading Finns’ relationship to nature has strengthened

Social and Health sector organisations have multiple roles as climate operators

Together with Tietotakomo, MDI conducted a literature review for SOSTE (Finnish Social and Health Association) on the effects of climate change on the social services sector. Among other things, the report highlights the many potential roles social organisations can play as climate actors. Social and health sector organisations’ climate action has the potential to reach … Continue reading Social and Health sector organisations have multiple roles as climate operators