An evaluation and effectiveness study of the Southwest Finland Enhanced Employment Service has started

MDI and Melkior are collaborating to carry out a study to evaluate the results and effects of the enhanced employment service in Southwest Finland in relation to the investment used in the service. The most important question in the evaluation is whether the purchasing service, together with the TE Office’s own work, has made employment service more efficient.

The ELY Center for Southwest Finland and the Employment and Economic Development Office decided to try additional resourcing of public employment services with the help of a purchasing service, in which the Employment and Economic Development Office’s employment services acquired from an external service provider have operated alongside the employment services. In recent years, there has been a strong positive structural change in Southwest Finland, especially in the maritime and automotive sectors, which has been strongly reflected in the region’s labor market and labor demand. The goal of the employment service has been to make employment more efficient.

During the spring and autumn, the study examines how the service has improved the employment of those jobseekers directed to the service, what has been the added value of the operating model compared to the TE Office’s “regular” employment service, how the service has functioned as an employer service and which are the main results and impacts and what has been learned along the way. The work will be completed in autumn 2020.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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