MDI analyses Gold Plating among EU Programmes

MDI analyses together with Sweco the provisions on simplification of management of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The aim is to observe gold plating, national implementation of legislation that exceeds the demands of EU legislation. In other words the programme becomes unnecessarily more complicated and expensive. The study compares the situation in Member States, illustrates in which parts of the programming process gold plating is most frequent and why, and clarifies the administrative costs by Member States. In Finland the study consists of analysing the structural fund programme and rural development programme. The data will be gathered through interviewing the managing or payment authorities and sending a survey to the beneficiaries. DG Regio has commissioned the work through a framework agreement.

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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