Häme Region Less Attractive, Stronger Growth Policy Needed

MDI carried out a migration report of Kanta-Häme for the Regional Council of Häme. According to the report Kanta-Häme is an attractive ja secure residence, close to nature and with great location. The attraction has, however, faded during the past 2–3 years due to decrease in jobs and migration towards core cities in Helsinki Metropolitan area, not to surrounding regions like Häme. Häme is a ‘migration pump’ from south to north: for example Hämeenlinna region received the largest migration gain from Helsinki region (an hour south from Hämeenlinna) but it suffered migration loss most to Tampere region (an hour north from Hämeenlinna). Living close to nature, diverse supply of jobs, location and accessibility are important to Kanta-Häme region. Client in the project was the Regional Council of Häme. MDI Regional Policy Advisor Timo Aro participated in the analysis, and 601 persons were interviewed by Innolink Research Ltd. The report can be found in Finnish here.

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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