MDI compiles regional plans to feed into the Finnish Government’s use of the EU Recovery Package funding

Finland is receiving its share of the EU’s EUR 750 billion recovery package. In a budget negotiation, the Marin government outlined Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme which will be drawn up to guide the financing of the EU’s recovery support instrument. The programme is being prepared in close cooperation between national and regional actors.

As part of the preparations, a ministerial-led provincial tour will be organised to gather views and project ideas from regional actors on reforms and investment, and to discuss where EU recovery funding should be used. At the same time, the aim is to give the actors in the regions a unified overall picture of the priorities, preconditions and practical preparation of Finland’s sustainable growth programme.

MDI is involved in the regional tour and in facilitating the debate. After the speeches by the ministers and the officials, the voices of the regions will be heard in the form of plans, expectations and questions. The tour started from Northern Ostrobothnia on Monday 21 September and ends on 20. October. After this, the region’s plans will be compiled into one package through a survey and the whole will be presented at the summary event of the regional tour, in Helsinki on 28 October 2020.

Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme is being prepared on a fast schedule. MDI will constantly update information on the preparation of the programme and on the material collected during the regional tour on its project page: https://www.mdi.fi/maakuntakiertue2020.

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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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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