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Oulu has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2026

MDI congratulates Oulu and thanks them for the shared journey experienced together! An international panel of experts chose Oulu as Finland’s representative for the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2026. Finnish cities Tampere and Savonlinna were also involved in the final Finnish competition. This is the European Union’s best-known and most significant cultural programme. … Continue reading Oulu has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2026

Article: Corona-proofing the governance system of scientific advice

The current state of emergency challenges us on many levels. Above all, it challenges the crisis preparedness and resilience of our institutions and their commitment to good governance. The value of scientific knowledge is underlined at a time when the health crisis caused by COVID19 demonstrates every day how deeply vulnerable is our society. Our … Continue reading Article: Corona-proofing the governance system of scientific advice

Article: Women’s migration focuses on big cities, and it is not a surprise

Debates over demographic decline and the reduction in birth rates have clearly introduced a new phenomenon into the wider discussion of regional development principally concerning migration and the gender segregation of the population. Women and men seem to be living in increasingly different places. This is a phenomenon that has hitherto not been taken sufficiently … Continue reading Article: Women’s migration focuses on big cities, and it is not a surprise