MDI carried out a study, “Assessing the impact of built heritage maintenance grants”

MDI recently completed a study for the Ministry of the Environment, focusing on the allocation of building inheritance grants, their impact on the condition and use of the objects to be assisted, and the financial impact on the built environments supported and their location areas. The report identified the types of sites chosen and use made of the grant allocations. The material used included statistical data from the ELY Centres and the Finnish Heritage Agency, an electronic survey and interviews.

According to the results, the most significant added value from the grants is gained when sites are restored in a high-quality manner and at the appropriate time.  Grants provide additional resources for the maintenance of cultural historical sites and inspire building owners to repair. The owners of the property will enjoy financial benefits as site lifespan is extended, operating costs reduced and economic value increased. In addition,  grants also have a positive material impact supporting the business of repairers and material suppliers. The preservation of culturally valuable sites and environments is essential whilst also ensuring the continuity of competence related to site maintenance.

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,…

Read more 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?