Double comeback

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MDI continues launching growth-news as an ”every-monday-habit” in September. Today, two ex-workers make a double comeback as M.Sc. (admin.) Benjamin Heikkinen and B.Sc. (econ.) Maria Yli-Koski both join the team. In his previous career at MDI, Benjamin took part in a thorough impact evaluation of regional and local development strategies as a part of Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2007–2013. Now Benjamin joins the team on a permanent contract having worked previously at the city of Espoo as a team leader. Maria instead, has a key role in the ex ante evaluation of structural funds programme couple of years ago. Maria brings a warm and exotic breeze from Brazil where she worked as a researcher in UN related to sustainable development for the past year. Welcome back, both of you!

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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