MDI Academy 2022 – the supplementary application round is now underway!

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we had to postpone the start of the new MDI Academy term. Now, however, we are launching the Academy and have opened a supplementary application round for our regional development training.

Apply by Friday 28.1. by 16.00! We will send a message to those selected for the MDI Academy in early February. In the application round during 2021, we received several great applicants, with the selected students having been personally notified of their selection.

Apply now by filling out the form: https://q.surveypal.com/MDI-Akatemia-II-taydennyshaku

MDI Academy – networks, knowledge and new ideas

The MDI Academy is a training programme for regional developers launched in 2020 that supports the work of public administration and its developers and management partners. The training is aimed specifically at the municipal expert and management sector, municipal business companies, provinces, industry interest groups and regional administration experts. The educational content provides a comprehensive and relevant picture of current issues in regional development.

The Academy includes four modules that help participants gain new knowledge, insights and networks. The themes discussed at the Academy include urban and rural development, skills and competences, innovations, regional vitality and the use of knowledge in regional development. The Academy includes e.g. Innovation BootCamp, discussions, webinar, study tour and graduation ceremony.

Read more about MDI Academy at www.mdi.fi/akatemia  

Constructive interaction as a factor supporting well-being

MDI evaluated “The constructive interaction in support of mental health” -training and development project. The project was managed by Suomen Moniääniset ry and financed by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA). The partners of the project were Kokemus- ja vertaistoimijat ry from Seinäjoki and The Finnish Central Association for Mental Health.

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Structures and attitudes slow the development of women’s knowledge work in rural areas

In Finland, women’s knowledge work is strongly centred in urban areas. In rural areas, the importance of the education sector in women’s knowledge work has been significantly emphasised, but at the same time, the centralisation of education provision reduces the number of such jobs available in rural areas. The results of the UUTTU-project, announced on June 17th 2022, state that the promotion of women’s knowledge work in rural areas requires the further development of the rural workplace structure, addressing the challenges of careers and identifying women-specific issues. In the research project, the factors promoting and hindering the opportunities of new work in rural areas were studied from the women’s point of view.

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MDI analysed the effectiveness of Ylä-Savo Veturi’s programme period 2014–2020 – The unifying factor was the diversity of influences

MDI carried out an impact study by order of the development company Ylä-Savo Veturi ry. In the study, the results, effects and effectiveness of the projects that received a decision during the programming period 2014–2020, were investigated along with their significance for the region’s vitality. In addition, the study examined the factors and mechanisms affecting successful implementation, as well as the importance of the projects in terms of the applicants’ own activities.

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