Final Sprint in the Evaluation of Regional Programmes of Northern Finland

During the latter part of summer and early autumn, MDI has been busy with thoroughly studying regional programmes of four regions in Northern Finland (Kainuu, Central Ostrobothnia, Lapland and Oulu region). Of especial interest have been the preparation process and impacts of the programmes. Based on a compact document analysis MDI has carried out an online survey for developers and decision-makers in all regions. The survey gathered a large number of insights from the stakeholders concerning results and impacts of the programmes. Alongside with the survey, MDI has also interviewed nearly 30 experts in four regions. The inteviews dug out particular success stories and development objects in the programme implementation. Next week (week 39) MDI organises evaluation workshops in each region to further elaborate the preliminary findings of the evaluation. The regional councils have requested MDI to roast and challenge participants in order to find necessary development tasks for the future. The whole process culminates in the joint evaluation session for the regions to be held later in October in Luosto skiing resort in Lapland.

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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