MDI continues sparring small and medium-sized cities

MDI has over the years had a pleasure to be involved in sparring small and medium-sized regional cities – that is, second and third tier cities in Finnish regions. These 50 cities have significant importance in regional structure and in regional development. And the pleasure goes on, as MDI facilitates two networking meetings of SEUTU programme (REGIONAL programme in English), which has been launched to develop these cities. In the meetings, MDI spars launching and developing pilot projects, in between the meetings, sparring takes place via Trello platform. Pilot projects will cover following themes: virtual circulation economic fairs, activity tourism internationalisation and growth model for small scale enterprises. The first network meeting will be held from 16th to 17th November in the city of Forssa, and the second meeting in the spring of 2017. In addition, MDI spars SEUTU programme in the preparation of a communication plan and in the implementation of communication. The client is Suupohja Business Enterprise Federation of Municipalities SEK. Half of the costs of SEUTU programme are covered by 23 cities participating in the programme and the other half by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

More information SEUTU programme (in Finnish): http://sek.suupohja.fi/seutu-ohjelma

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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