MDI carries out an impact assessment of the Helsinki Skills Centre’s action

Since 2016, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture have awarded grants for skills centre activities that combine education, employment and rehabilitation services for adult immigrants. MDI carries out an impact assessment of the Helsinki Skills Centre which aim is to provide information on how it has affected the employment of people with an immigrant background by comparing the trajectories of those who have used the services against those who have not.

The aim of the impact assessment is to produce for the Skills Centre and the City of Helsinki 1) an extensive description of the current status, operations and service process management of the Helsinki Skills Centre, consisting of quantitative and qualitative information 2) an assessment of the impact and effectiveness of the action and 3) proposals for the further development of operations from the perspectives of working life transitions, integration and customer focus.

The impact assessment is carried out via a document analysis, interviews with the Centre’s professionals and partners, an interview with 50 of the Centre’s customers, a comparison using the synthetic control method and other comparisons (Espoo Skills Centre, criteria of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture). The results of the evaluation will be reported in August 2021 in the Skills Centre’s five-year publication. In addition to this, a PowerPoint presentation of the results will be prepared for the City of Helsinki

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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